Each week the Articulate software community, E-Learning Heroes, challenges E-Learning professionals to submit projects based on certain criteria. Challenge #122 was to share one or more creative ideas for presenting opposing lists using a “Dos and Don’ts” format.
Built in Articulate Storyline 2, this was my first submission to the E-Learning Heroes community. My background is in pediatric nursing and as a student I did a presentation at an elementary school on the Dos and Don’ts of concussion recovery. I wanted my example to have a pediatric focus, so I used a cute graphic of the brain with a happy expression and one with a sad expression. Instead of using traditional colors for Do and Don’t (green for do and red for don’t) I went for a light/dark color scheme using the bright colors for the Do column and desaturated/dark colors for the Don’t column. I wrapped it up with a little knowledge check using a drag and drop interaction for users to categorize the Dos and the Don’ts.
HOW THIS COULD HELP YOUR LEARNERS
Many times, in eLearning courses, learners need to know what to do as well as what not to do. This interaction is rather simple, but it presents the dos and don’ts in an interesting way. It also utilizes a drag and drop interaction so that learners can categorize the information. This interaction focuses on dos and don’ts, but you could also use this kind of interaction to show two opposing viewpoints or to show procedures for two different scenarios. This interaction would be great for any situation where you need to compare and contrast two different things.