This morsel of a post was inspired by Articulate’s excellent weekly e-learning challenge #77 which was to communicate using visuals only, no words allowed. Accepting the challenge, I quickly decided I could utilise something from the most popular visual communication; art. Inspiration for the actual finished sample came from a popular t.v. game show ‘Catchphrase’ which uses visuals to convey information and the famous Dutch painter, Van Gogh, whose surname I could spell out using two visuals. Universally Understood In order for this type of information to be effective there has to be a level of understanding of the image being used. If you don’t know what a speed sign looks like, you’ll never know what the maximum speed is, for example. This is why I choose these examples, art is a universally understood communication and Van Gogh is one of the most famous painters’ whose work is easily recognised. The slides The intro slide practically worked itself out. I decided a simple Drag and Drop interaction would aid engagement and ‘buy in’ to the art theme. And the completion of a word using letters and an image would give the learner a quick reward challenge, which always increases engagement. The second slide would see the quiz factor cranked up, turning into a fun art quiz without words. Can you see a famous painter’s surname in the image below? Hope you liked what you saw and get inspired to visualise more for your next project.
Course Link here: http://youtu.be/uzdkEkxuVdY
During the 30 day trial I created 3 sample courses. This one is a branching exercise from a infographic that I found at
How the course was created
From this infographic I visualized a clean course theme with a limited colour palette to aid navigation, a mobile phone setting for the course information to add relevancy, and a image thought bubble to help visualize the question. And layout was
The phone and thought bubble were edited by me using Gimp with the background being removed from the hand and phone image and the cloud colouring removed and sky coloured white to create a fill effect once the question image was placed.
Holly MacDonald (@sparkandco) tweeted at 8:27 PM on Sun, Oct 12, 2014:
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Great story this from the Charity Learning Consortium
Hello all, as part of a learning curve I’ve put together a quick e-learning course on (you guessed it) manual handling, I’ve created this short course using Talent LMS and Libre Offices Impress (presentation software) along with eb content. Let me know what you think here’s the link
This is a short n sweet tutorial for gimp that packs a punch. The secret here is to have the tattoo design ready to go. Nice work
As an Open Source Software champion I use Impress for my presentations but recently have tried Prezi’s online offerings and have got to say I am more than impressed even with my 1st attempt. Anyone else had the same 1st impression? See the link below to view my 1st attempt. Feedback more than welcome.
Click on the link to try it. Feedback most welcome
great ideas check list when delivering training