SL Infectious Diseases Prototype
I have had some ideas for developing nursing learning games for a long time now. I have never been able to create them because the software development tools have not been available and I was not keen on learning Flash well enough to program them.
StoryLine has changed all that so HERE is my first project. The purpose of this "game" is twofold: a) refresh knowledge of disease names, and b) review knowledge of which micro-organism cause each disease. By hovering the mouse over the "?" the nurse also gets a hint about that disease. Obviously this is just a prototype with 2 slides. The full game will have about 15 slides with 85 or so infectious diseases.
I have a few questions about StoryLine that I was not able to figure out:
1. How do I get Stephanie to revert to Normal state between drag and drops?
2. How do I add a "correct" and "wrong" sounds to go along with each change in State? (I see that I can add sound to the slide, but cannot see any way to add a sound to a State.)
3. How do I ensure that each Marker text is in front so that it is readable?
I have decided that I won't track the results as feedback is immediate. Instead I will create a parallel quiz using our usual quiz software which provides a Certificate and reports the results to our database. I will cross-reference the game and quiz.
In addition to answers to my questions, I would appreciate any suggestions and feedback on how to make this learning exercise more effective.
Also, a very special thanks to Tom and Jeanette for their informative video tutorials which I must have watched a dozen times to "burn in" StoryLine features into my brain.