Using Interactive Audio to Enhance Learning & Engagement in E-Learning #405

Background Audio in E-Learning #442: Challenge | Recap

Ask a group of course designers how to make e-learning more engaging, and you'll get plenty of suggestions for using images, videos, and animations more effectively. The visuals and interactive elements are good places to start.

But when you want to establish an atmosphere or sense of location that immerses your learners in the topic, you'll need to layer in some ambient music. And that's what this week's challenge is all about!

🏆 Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that shows how background audio and music can be used in e-learning.

🧰 Resources

✨ Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start a new thread and share a link to your published example.
  • Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We'll link to your posts so your great work gets even more exposure.
  • Social media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can follow your e-learning coolness.

🙌 Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you jam out to this week’s challenge, check out the creative ways your fellow challengers personalize e-learning:

19 Examples Show How Course Designers Personalize E-Learning #441

Personalizing E-Learning #441: Challenge | Recap

👋 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.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article

Jonathan Hill
Jodi M. Sansone

Whispers of the Desert Demo: Download: One of my favorite places here in U.S. Southwest is Joshua Tree National Park--December is a great time to go because the days are crisp for hiking or rock climbing, and the nights are clear for stargazing. I tried to give you a real sense of what it feels and sounds like out there. I used the new soundtrack feature for the audio (with some wind added), and then used some Storyline features that I don't usually use--a couple web object maps and that quick zoom-picture feature. The last time I did a demo on this area was #379 when I created a travel log for the Integratron. https://jodisdemos.s3.ama... Expand

Nicole Boswell
Nicole Boswell
Thaddaeus Smith
Mark Hopper
Courtney Roberts
Aaron McCray
Dennis Pacharra