Reading 08/07/2009

  • tags: elearning

    • The process of playing around and thinking about different ways to approach the course will ultimately help you come up with some pretty cool ideas.
    • Magazine Cover:
    1. Regardless of that article’s intent, they did a great job getting me interested in exploring more of the article.  In fact this is a common approach for magazine covers.  We could learn from that.  Why couldn’t you design your elearning course to have a similar look and feel?
    2. What you do is break all of your content into chunks.  Then design your course to look more like a magazine cover with enticing headlines.  The learner clicks a title and it takes them to that chunk of information.
    • Find a Cure
    • Panel Discussion
    1. Why not create your course as if it were a mock panel discussion with “experts.”  You can use the experts to share your course content and also deal with objections or potential issues.  Or instead of a panel discussion, make it look like a news talk show.
    2. Create a moderator and some characters.  The moderate moves the content along by asking questions.  And then you share the course content via the characters as they debate the subject.
    3. One of the characters could be a foil who throws a wrench in the conversation.  It’s a good way to deal with the objections learners might have to some of the information.  If you have the time, break out your video camera and use video clips instead of clip art or stock images.

Tom’s three suggestions stir me to think of more dynamic and appealing ideas for my current project. So far, our team have been working on a skin project for a cosmetics corporate. The company focuses on not only marketing their product, but also customers’ concept for daily skin protection. We have got our client’s feedback and multimedia designers’ modifying for visual effect; then, I need to go through the content to edit the words to have them presented in a concise way. The problem exactly happens on the several pages at the beginning of the course. Therefore, I think that using an eye-catching headline or topic with simple texts would be a good match in my case.

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