Reading 08/09/2009

    • Keep variety. Don’t use an Engage Tab screen for every other page. Mix it up.
    • Intersperse questions throughout the content. Formative questions break the content up with momentary pauses for reflection and to reinforce the learning process.
    • Use Engage Labeled graphics as question pages. “Which of these widgets would you use to paint a monkey?” There’s no penalty for a wrong answer. Let the learner explore.
    • Spice it up with scenarios. This is true for any tool. Keep it interesting with a story. Compel the learner to want to find out what comes next.
    • Use interesting images. I’m lucky to have some graphic artists on my team who know how to turn a page into something quite lovely! That doesn’t hurt.

In the company that I work for, we also use Articulate tools to develop the courses for the clients. Through reading Cammy Bean’s post, I found out the variety of Articulate for using this tool. Speaking of myself, instead of just inserting the graphics, I am used to designing short Flash animation or video in Quizmaker and Engage to help visualize the problems happened in the real situations. I have been using Articulate for a short while, and I agree that this is a rapid and useful tool for designing and developing courses. I also consider it as a critical thing that we need to add more variety to the way that we use it and do the best instructional design to present the content.

tags: Articulate, design

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