Jazz up your course with supercharged video - a demo

Good course intros should grab learners attention and set the tone for what is to come.

In healthcare, if ever a server disaster occurs or enterprise medical software goes down, patient safety is at risk.

It's serious. This is about Emergency Preparedness.

  1. We need to ask learners if they are prepared.
  2. We need to simulate how the server disaster could occur.
  3. We need to demonstrate the sequence of events or chain of command that occurs before a code is called.

But how do you do all that in a very little time ? You could listen to a narrator drone on & on to flat powerpoint but how boring is that?

The answer for me was a skilfully-simulated-&-edited epic course intro featuring real human scenarios. The best video sequences make us forget time and get the message across most effectively. 

Client feedback has been, 'Wow, if this intro doesn't get your attention, you don't have a pulse...'

As always, feedback from fellow Articulate pros and users is very welcome, so do jump right in and let me know what you think...

Thanks !


2 Replies
Bruce Graham

Very impressive start to course!

Have you had any issues with bandwidth on something like that, or getting it to play smoothly on whatever devices you are using?

Just one slightly "negative" comment:

"...You could listen to a narrator drone on & on to flat powerpoint but how boring is that?..."

In many, many corporate or other environments, that is PRECISELY what the brief entails. Whilst I would love to be able to create something like you have done, very often, the first 6-months to a year of any corporate engagement is spent on a culture-change exercise, even just getting them and their staff used to the concept of eLearning.

Remember how much of the eLearning world still runs on PowerPoint!  Only a small % can move to the kind of course you have demonstrated, and we have to be culturally sensitive to that. Try doing that sort of course in e.g. some insurance and/or legal firms and you would be shown the door.

It's not always about "boring", it's about "relevant learning", and that can still be done - but you have to use skillful, if "flat" PowerPoint.

Just thought it worth mentioning.