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Bob S

Hi Jessie,

First... congrats on pushing the envelope and trying to create collaborative learning opportunities. Kudos.

I've looked into this a bit and I think your issue is not going to be the authoring tool (this kind of thing can be created many ways), it's going to be in the deployment. In other words, a website or other platform that supports having separate users share and interact with user created content.  This kind of exciting peer learning capability  is something that a few LMS companies are starting to explore now. So you may want to shop around. Or you may want to think about having a website built that will store the data needed. On the basic side....a forum or a blog might work, but they offer limited/no interaction with the content after initial creation.

Hope this helps,

Bob

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Bob S said:

Hi Jessie,

First... congrats on pushing the envelope and trying to create collaborative learning opportunities. Kudos.

I've looked into this a bit and I think your issue is not going to be the authoring tool (this kind of thing can be created many ways), it's going to be in the deployment. In other words, a website or other platform that supports having separate users share and interact with user created content.  This kind of exciting peer learning capability  is something that a few LMS companies are starting to explore now. So you may want to shop around. Or you may want to think about having a website built that will store the data needed. On the basic side....a forum or a blog might work, but they offer limited/no interaction with the content after initial creation.

Hope this helps,

Bob


Hi Bob S.

Thanks for the advice.  it helps as I am very new in this.

Bruce Graham

OK...I have to admit I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about here, but perhaps this sort of things could be done using Javascript, and "things", (I told you I was out of my depth...), created OUTSIDE the course?

Then perhaps somewhere in the course again using Javascript (whatever that is ) to allow you to break out of SL and look at other things and stuff.

Just want to keep this conversation at the top of the list rather than actually help, because it is a FABULOUS concept

Bruce

Bob S

You're right, Bruce... from where I sit, this is the next big thing in e-learning. Finding a smooth and easy way to faciliate peer learning through shared interaction with content. It's powerful on so many levels.

Not being a tech guru either, I'm eager to see what solutions are out there. To your point, perhaps it's something interesting like a traditional e-learning course but with a web object embedded. That web object can be changed or manipulated by any of the learners. That could work.... hmmm................. -sound of gears turning-

Bob

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Natalia Mueller-Spurgin said:

I've never done it myself, but I think there were some conversations about this a while back and the solution for them was Google Docs as a web object. Does that jog anyone's memory?

Here is a convo discussing using with Storyline

Here is one with Studio

They both include instructions


thanks. will look into both of them

Jerson  Campos

I think Bruce is right. This is something that will have to created outside the course. I was actually working on something similar. I was looking into javascript and xml databases so that users can export data from storyline built courses. I'm no javascript expert so this is only a theory from what info I gathered. The theory is that you can use javascript to export certain variables (Data or info) out from storyline and create a XML database file either locally on the device or the website where the course is hosted. (not sure about LMS). I know you can use javascript to write/read the XML file but I'm not completely sure of its full capabilities. Also the trick is getting the variables to be feed back into the authoring tool. The trick would be to create a "loop" script that will read all the data in the database as different variables or if you have to create an xml file for each user be able to import all the different xml files.  Sorry if this just confused you more, but in simple terms I don't think there is an easy way to do this.

Bob and Bruce - I'm very new to storyline so may you can help with this question. Can an embeded flash object in storyline "reach" outside the course to an external file. I'm not talking about the slide itself but the flash object only. I have another theory that might work currently but I need some more info. There are some flash games that will store top player scores. The information is stored outside the program that way anybody who plays the game can compete against other players. If this flash object was imbedded into storyline, could it still make a "check" on the external file and pull in the top scores? If it can then, this may be a workaround. Create a flash file with the required info and imbed the file into your course.