Modern authoring tools like Storyline make it super easy for course designers to record screencasts that can be inserted as demonstration videos and screen simulations to give learners the opportunity to practice a series of steps. That’s the easy part.
The challenge for most course designers is finding creative ways to make screen simulations more engaging for learners. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Extending the Slide to Include Notes, Quizzes, and More!
Unlike single-slide videos, Storyline’s simulations (view, try, test) can’t be resized. The video screen is baked into the slide. This is by design. If you want additional space on either side of your simulations, you need to resize your slide after you record and insert your simulation.
Software Simulations for Process Interactions
I like the way Jeffrey Riley resized his simulation slide to provide a performance support style interaction. The prototype is a good example of how screen simulations can be used for process interactions.
Keep in mind that both examples are only concepts and not polished demos ... but that’s okay because this week’s challenge is all about finding new ways to present software simulations.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an out-of-the box idea for working with software simulations. Your examples can be based on real-world projects or sandbox concepts to show what’s possible.
NOTE: New entries only this week!
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you jump into this week’s challenge, take a peek at the creative ways course designers are working with Storyline blocks in Rise:
Wishing you a simul-tastic week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.