Educational animations are an effective way to create focal points, illustrate complex procedures, and help learners visualize change. Combined with controls like interactive sliders, learners can pause, replay, and control playback speed and direction to assist learning and comprehension.
If something moves, it gets noticed. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.
Tour de France 2011: An Interactive Guide
Good example of looping animations to illustrate team tactics and wind effects in professional cycling.
Tour de France 2011: An Interactive Guide (Requires Flash Player)
A Wee Bit of Scotland in Wisconsin
In this animation example, a draggable slider gives learners control over animation aspects such as playback speed and direction.
A wee bit of Scotland in Wisconsin (Requires Flash Player)
Challenge of the Week
This week your challenge is to share one or more practical examples of educational animations.
Storyline 2 Tutorials
- Working with Sliders
- Adding Sliders
- Syncing Motion Path Animations
- Creating Interactivity with Triggered Motion Path Animations
- The Key to Working with Motion Path Triggers in Storyline 2
- Everything You Need to Know About Animations and Transitions in Storyline 2
General animation resources
- How to Delightfully Trick Users With Animation
- 40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics
- Common Craft: Explainer Videos for Teaching
Share Your E-Learning Work
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