Ever include a bloopers! type slide in your projects?
We're reviewing some courses that some of you sent in for makeovers and I just saw a slide that I've never seen used in e-learning: Video outtakes and bloopers. How cool is that?
The course featured chapter video introductions from an employee. But, the last slide in the course includes about 20 outtakes of her tripping over the words and all the fun stuff that happens in video shoots. What a great way to humanize the training beyond conversational writing and design. It also goes a long way to communicate the organization's approach to training.
The closest thing I used to do was throw in little Easter eggs or "7th inning stretch" effects to mix up longer courses. They were almost always rejected--except for those that were too subtle to detect. Here's an example of one I tried in a 3+ hour mortgage banking course... It's not subtle.
Has anyone ever included bloopers in their courses?