When designing an e-learning course, you must consider content in addition to appearance. Both of these need to inspire motivation in a learner in order to keep their attention focused on working through a course, and not simply skimming the content in the hope that they finish it early. When looking at what keeps your…
Articulate Storyline for learning courses - 5 Aug 2015
Articulate Storyline is one of the largest e-learning platforms in the world, and is used in a number of industries. The software can be used to present large amounts of information in easy to process courses, allowing users to work through that information at their own pace. Storyline’s wide range of interactions make it easy for users to test their knowledge immediately, helping them to retain it, and make the entire learning process much faster and easier.
Not only can Storyline courses be used by anyone on any computer, they can also function on iPad. All of Storyline’s features can be utilised for iPad versions, meaning an entire company workforce can receive the same training at the same time, no matter where they are in the world. We’re used to delivering training courses on a global scale, and Storyline fits in with that way of working thanks to how well it performs on iPad, and other mobile devices.
When designing e-learning courses with Articulate Storyline, there is a wide range of pre-set templates available for use. These templates have been designed to deliver information in the most effective way, from the amount of text on the screen, to the number of user interactions required to progress.
We’ve studied these designs and have implemented their core features in many of our own custom ones. There’s no reason to stick to the pre-set templates because Storyline is so open. We’ve built entire courses from scratch with the software, allowing us to push it to its limits, creating great-looking and effective courses.
Presenting information in Articulate Storyline is only part of how users learn the content within them. With each course we’re able to implement questions and quizzes, the results of which can be recorded for data gathering. These questions help users to maintain the information they’re learning, by drawing on it to answer a question, or series of questions, in the course. Giving users a question to answer, after each section of learning, has been proven to help them remember the information presented, which is why it’s a technique we use in every course we build.
Using Articulate learning courses also gives our clients the option to track progress of users as they work through each course. Answers to the questions used to test users can be recorded and reported directly, meaning both individuals and groups and be assessed in their understanding of a company’s product or services. In turn, this helps our clients to see where the gaps in their staff’s knowledge is, highlighting it for improvement in future e-learning training courses.
We use Articulate Storyline for pharmaceutical learning courses because it’s a great tool to present information through. Courses can be created in a short time frame, and distributed across the globe in next to no time, allowing our clients to keep costs down without affecting the quality of the work.