The most important document in the e-learning design phase is undoubtedly the Storyboard. To know more about my storyboarding process, you can read my post here. There are specialized storyboarding tools like Plot, but most IDs rely on PowerPoint or Word. Here are a few snippets of my storyboards.
In the PowerPoint storyboard snippets below, you will see how I lay my development and graphic design instructions outside the slide and the voice-over script in the Notes section. As I usually work remotely, I make sure that every little detail is included in my storyboards, making life easier for all the stakeholders.
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Word is a good choice for a storyboard, if everyone reading it is familiar with the storyboarding process. It’s also a good option, when a lot of text edits are expected, (since edits are much easier to track in Word.) Here are pages from my storyboard, created in Word.
Scenario-based assessments put the learner in a real-world situation, forcing them to think of what they would do in a similar situation. Such assessments are more relatable and result in greater engagement, compliance and learning outcomes for the learner. Scenario-based assessments are a favourite of mine and in this sample, you will see how I have turned regular, multiple choice questions (MCQs) into a scenario-based one.
If you are looking for a neutral Indian accent voice, take a listen of this audio sample. This is a recording of my voice, created and edited with Audacity.
If you are looking for high-end, voice-over services, I can connect you with professional voice artists in my network.
Videos can turn a dull course into an exciting one; but they can also be rather expensive to create. When I was required to write a video script for a low-budget elearning course on liability and insurance, I had to keep in mind that the video production costs had to be kept to a minimum. This script is proof that budget constraints can be managed with a bit of clever creativity.