<![CDATA[e-Learning Zone - Blog]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2016 01:19:48 +1000Weebly<![CDATA[e-Learning Challenge #71 - Math Challenge]]>Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:41:46 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/no-71-math-challengeThis challenge was set by David Anderson at Articulate.  The challenge is all about teaching math online to high school students.  I started with PowerPoint slides which I had previous converted into iSpring (Free version) which is very linear.  There were certain elements of the iSpring production I liked, so I kept those, but generally it was a rebuild using Storyline 2.  With Storyline 2 the student has the choice whether to study first before taking the tests, which I couldn't do with iSpring.  Also, the original version only had one topic this new one has two topics (which could be extended).  I found using the Chapter feature in Storyline 2 made navigating around and previewing the project much easier.  I also wanted to trial as many of the Quiz types as possible.  This became challenging with the rigid built in templates and formats.  I had to construct my questions and positioned the answers on the slide in a user friendly format to enable the student to understand the question, provide the correct answer and perform the task correctly.  Any feedback would be appreciated!
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<![CDATA[e-learning challenge #70 - Valentine Card]]>Sat, 21 Feb 2015 07:08:05 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/e-learning-challenge-70-valentine-cardThis weekly challenge was to design an interaction graphic, demo, or activity that features a Valentine's Day theme.   My design is a a Valentine Card, there isn't much interaction on this one, so it's very much like a PowerPoint.  Click on the lips to get things started!

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<![CDATA[ e-Learning Challenge #63 _ Pantone Colour Marsala]]>Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:36:07 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/-e-learning-challenge-63-_-pantone-colour-masalaI've been working on this project for a couple of weeks now and if I hadn't been look for suitable free music (without success), this would have been finished ages ago.  Also, for this project I wanted it to be more than just a few slides, so I could get a feel for how to link and use the Scenes efficiently in Storyline 2.  So, my final project is an interactive restaurant menu with search functionality.  Enjoy!
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<![CDATA[Screen casts using Storyline 2]]>Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:54:14 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/screen-casts-using-storyline-2This video screen cast demonstrates how to create a shape, change the colour, add animation using PowerPoint.  This is just an example therefore the Help button does not provide any real Help at the moment.  The recording was made using Articulate Storyline 2.
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This is the same screen cast as above, but this time, I chose to convert the recording into slides with step by step instructions.  Check it out the difference below.
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<![CDATA[Slider used for measuring]]>Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:41:00 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/slider-used-for-measuringAnother cool way to use a slider by using it as a form of measurement.  I enjoyed creating this activity and my daughter enjoyed testing it.
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<![CDATA[Introduction to sliders]]>Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:22:19 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/introduction-to-slidersThe slider was a new feature to me, and it was easy to change the slider features, there were just a few things to bare in mind when setting up the slider using the Slider properties.  In general they seem relatively simple to use.  Can't wait to test this out on more challenges via the Articulate Community.
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<![CDATA[Another way to use sliders]]>Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:44:15 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/another-way-to-use-slidersWatch the moon phases change!  This is a great way to use the slider.  It really does make an impact. Try it and see!
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<![CDATA[Quizzes in Storyline 2]]>Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:30:08 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/quizzesThis multiple choice quiz was built in Storyline 2, see quiz below.
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Storyline 2 also offers drag and drop quizzes using hot spots, see quiz below.
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Another quiz type from Storyline 2, allows the learner to click multiple correct answers.  Try it below.
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<![CDATA[Introduction to variables]]>Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:36:16 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/introduction-to-variables
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I've never used variables before so they were difficult to get my head around, I still need to practice this feature further.  Saying that, I included variables in #62 - How to survive the holidays, which was challenging but I got there in the end.  I'm sure there will be more opportunities for me to use variable further down the track of the Articulate Community Challenges.
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<![CDATA[Drag and drop interactivity]]>Tue, 13 Jan 2015 01:53:54 GMThttp://e-learningzone.weebly.com/blog/drag-and-drop-interactivityTutorial No 8 was possibly the hardest to get my head around as it was using the Triggers in Storyline 2.  I've used triggers in PowerPoint before but not to this extent. ie opening and closing the fridge, plus hiding the ice cream once dropped inside the fridge.  You could say it was a learning curve.  It looks so simple but there are a few triggers to manage and a second layer where the fridge is open.  Great idea though, and it looks appropriate.
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