Community Challenge #2 - Keep it short and sweet.

For this next challenge, I want to tap into a common problem we all may have experienced in our jobs. Information Overload; when a SME provides too much information and we as Instructional Designers have to cut away all the fat to get to the good bits. For this challenge, pick a story from a movie, novel, fairy tale, etc and choose the most important points and tell it within 5 slides. Make it fun and interactive, but remember the goal is to keep it short, but still “get the whole picture”.

The deadline for this challenge is July 16th.

As before, use this thread to post comments, questions, or share ideas. I’ll post a new thread with all the entries just like I did for the first challenge.

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Eimear O Neill

I'm gonna try and cover one of my fav movies "12 Angry Men"..no idea yet on how to do that but enjoying the challenge!!

>Nancy - no judging on liking monkeys   I find it an intriguing but quite disturbing movie (no matter which version I watch)..always walk away feeling slightly shaken.. maybe the Directors intention no?!

Nancy Woinoski

@Eimear - When I was a kid our local movie house had an 8 hour planet of the apes marathon. My friends and I sat through the entire 8 hours and did not get out of our seats once the entire time. So now the series is forever ingrained in my psyche. I think they are meant to be disturbing but I mostly find them funny.

Nancy Woinoski

Eimear O'Neill said:

Nancy I have a new found respect for you gal  A 8 hours straight run in a movie theater watching Planet of the Apes...oh my ..you are a trooper! Looking forward to your storyline - I know I'll learn something new and interesting from the Planet of the Apes Guru (never called that before eh I bet!!)..

Planet of the Apes Guru - I'll take it.   Ape shall not kill Ape. Ape has killed Ape  - But you know that if I actually do something for this challenge it will probably be something else.  I'm now thinking I'll do Slaughterhouse-five. ...and so it goes.

Hoping to see some examples from people soon - the clock is ticking on this challenge.

Rachel Barnum

Bruce Graham said:

Well...not sure if I will get it done in time or not, and I am working INCREDIBLY hard to try and keep it COMPLETELY respectful (but fun too...) - but this is actually something I have always wanted to do.

I am currently 2 slides into "The Bible".

Bruce


Wow! I'll be interested in seeing that. I haven't logged onto the forums for a bit so I didn't see this challenge until today, but I'm hoping I can scrounge up something before the deadline! I love the idea!

Skip Hagan

Nancy,

Read the book in 1968, coming home from 'Nam, before I saw the movie. If you haven't read the book, see if you can find a copy. The way it's written, you don't know who's who until the last chapter. Talk about a surprise ending; I couldn't believe it.

Did a DVD marathon, once. Much better to take a "pause" now and then. Close to the kitchen and other facilities.  

Sorry to take up Articulate space with this. Please accept my profound apologies for this distraction.

Nancy Woinoski

Skip Hagan said:

Nancy,

Read the book in 1968, coming home from 'Nam, before I saw the movie. If you haven't read the book, see if you can find a copy. The way it's written, you don't know who's who until the last chapter. Talk about a surprise ending; I couldn't believe it.

Did a DVD marathon, once. Much better to take a "pause" now and then. Close to the kitchen and other facilities.  

Sorry to take up Articulate space with this. Please accept my profound apologies for this distraction.


Hey Skip we love the distractions. I will see if I can find the book - I didn't even know there was one so learned something new today. Thanks!

El Burgaluva

Nancy Woinoski said:


Hey Skip we love the distractions.

Agreed!

About 20 years ago I got hit with a "trivia" question: What is the connection between Planet of the Apes and Bridge on the River Kwai?

The answer, apparently, was that they were written by the same author. (Lawrence someone from memory???? I could look it up -- verify its veracity, even! -- but I'm too lazy.)

At any rate, I'll see if I can find a copy of the book, too, based purely on this comment: "The way it's written, you don't know who's who until the last chapter." Awesome.