Multiple Choice Quiz Makeovers in E-Learning #159

It just so happens that I am currently working on a project converting an existing face to face course to eLearning. One of the mandates was to try and keep the current look at feel of the existing assessment model which fit in perfectly for E-Learning Challenge #159.

Existing question 1: Draw around the parts of the overhead that are live at all times. Below is a photo with the model answers supplied:

EAB Question 1.PNG

Solution: Create a Pick Many freeform question where learners are presented with a similar question with descriptors and need to select the appropriate live areas:


Existing question 2: Which is the correct emergency Minimum Approach Distance? Below is a photo with model answer supplied:

EAB Question 2.PNG

Solution: Create a Pick One freeform question select the correct image:


Build and Share Your Own E-Learning Stock Image Library #72

I was revisiting some of the old E-Learning challenges and came across this one: Build and Share Your Own E-Learning Stock Image Library #72. Having worked in a few companies as the role of a learning designer, finding images without having to pay for them, with no budget, is one of my biggest challenges. It is time consuming, and if you are not a professional photographer with a great camera, you can run the risk of poor quality photos.

Over the years I have worked on improving my photography. Thankfully in the last couple of roles I have managed to attract interesting projects to help inspire me, not to mention get me out of the office. For example, working for a rail company, I was asked to develop a course of Electrification Safety Basics to help build awareness for working around overhead power lines over the tracks. So off I went, iPhone in hand to grab some photos of the overheads around the metro lines in Auckland. Some of these were specifically taken around Onehunga.

Here is some of the photos that I took for the project. I have added the original hi-res images in Resources. Click on the image to open the file.

Electrification Photos


Storytelling with Animated Text, Images, Sound, and Video in E-Learning #158

Storytelling in eLearning is something I have only recently started to play with. Working with a team on a Zero Harm project (in the role of Learning Designer and eLearning Developer), we are developing courses on the company’s critical risks, including Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Management. For our Senior Management Team, I employed the storytelling technique to reduce the amount of interaction required (this was a preference of the group).

The example features animated text and graphics synced with audio narration. The on-screen text is minimal and relies on supporting visuals to complement the audio.

A while back, a colleague I developed a customer service course. Using blended learning to break up the course content into sizeable chunks, we also employed the storytelling technique (this was the first time we had ever done this). My role in this particular project was as the storyboard designer, and my colleague, Marisna Roodt was the eLearning developer.

My colleague and I learnt a lot of lessons in the development of this course, including the importance of decent audio equipment, and allowing for more development time to consider other visual elements to reduce some of the text.


In becomming a contributor (89:10:1 ratio)

I have belonged to the Articulate E-Learning Heroes community since 2013. In the last few months I have been reconsidering my lurker role where I was once happy to read, try the free samples but never participate. Lately I have been considering that it might be time to leave this stalker-ish type behaviour behind, leave my comfort zone and step into the (world) wide web as a contributor.

As an instructional designer permanently employed within an insurance company I am responsible for not just contributing but actually creating content. So why wait so long? Nerves? Probably. So here I am, no longer the 89%, but now one of the 10% of people actively participating. Here it is, my very first response to a challenge proposed by the E-Learning Heroes community.

The challenge was to design an e-learning cover slide by which to set the stage for the following course content. Here is what I came up with (cover page only):

Challenge 117