How to embed my learning of Articulate Storyline

Hi,

I am keen to learn all I can about Storyline, but as I develop my skills with books, tutorials, webinars, etc, I now need to practice these skills, as I continue to look for work.

I have a couple of freelance jobs that offer infrequent employment, so I want to use my free time wisely to practice, but how?

I think I'm getting good at using the software, but I now need to put it into practice in 'real' situations, with 'real' content, so I can embed what I have learnt.

Can anyone help?

Cheers!

Dave Dunbar

Worcester, England 

3 Replies
Michael Hinze

Hi Dave, I think the 'Weekly elearning Challenges' (here is one example: http://community.articulate.com/blogs/david/archive/2014/01/10/weekly-challenge-using-characters-in-e-learning.aspx) are a great opportunity to practice your Storyline skills. You could also hone your design skills by creating a template and share it in the forums.

Nick n/a

Practice makes perfect in my experience.

Create using Storyline to develop skills and focus on other skills you need/or consider you need as well.

Design skills as an example. Look for good examples of web design or UX design...

What are you positioning yourself as? A freelance Storyline Developer? An ID? A business owner?

What are your goals? Short term and long term?

Creating content for your portfolio as an example. But it's really down to what you're looking to do.

You could use Storyline to develop a course for a local school near you, or temple etc.

You could go to Global Giveback and volunteer your skills and experience to design an eLearning project:

http://ngolearning.org/globalgiveback/default.aspx

Work with eLearning Developers and IDs to create real content that would be used in the real world.

When you type  'Real' content and 'Real' Situations  I think of actual people using what you've made for actual training or learning. Is that what you mean?

Other UK based training for Storyline can be found here:

Storyline Certified: http://www.omniplex.co.uk/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=45&Itemid=119

ID Cert Training

http://www.omniplex.co.uk/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=46&Itemid=119

Others will chip in hopefully and will add to my thoughts.

Nicholas

Nick n/a

Oh, also try to focus on using your down time as best you can.

I wouldn't say I have any 'free time'.

I've learnt from a friend and from my own work the value of NET (No Extra Time.)

 

So planning to use your time effectively depends on what your goals are.

For me, when I'm cooking I'm using that time to learn or to review, or to organise, or apply a point.

Any relaxation time tends to be planned in and focuses around my exercise times. I still use any time getting changed or waiting for classes to start to learn or practice a technique. Every moment for me counts.

Just making the point that although you can consider that you have 'free time' there will be many others who will take that time and be working to develop skills or on strategy or marketing or whatever they have planned in for that time.

They will not have free time. Basically a good lesson to learn from Asia.

People will work longer hours and the distinction between work life and social life doesn't exist. Free time doesn't apply.

Whew. Now back to applying my time in the 24 hours we all have.

Nicholas