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Celebrate your learner’s accomplishments!

August 5, 2016 - By 

Celebrate your learner’s accomplishments with these fun GIF looping animations. An eLearning Heroes community member requested a confetti animation to include in his course on the community forum. I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to play around with the particle effect in After Effects.  Here are the results of my experiment. We have confetti, a confetti cannon, balloons, and kittens! (The last one was a special request from staff member Ashley). I thought these would be nice addition to add to the “congratulations” slide at the end of a course so I’m sharing them here.

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The Redundancy Principle

July 21, 2016 - By 

Here is a quick explainer video that simplifies the Redundancy Principle, part of the 12 principles of multimedia learning by Richard E. Mayer.
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My 2015 Guru Contest Entry

June 29, 2015 - By 

 

This is my entry for Articulate’s 2015 Guru contest. They wanted to see some creative uses for their software’s tools and features. While this entry was a combination of some previous projects that didn’t have much in common in their original form, I modified them so that they told a story as you complete each activity. As far as creative uses of the tools and features, well you’ll have to see for yourself.

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WIP – Asteroid Dodger Game

June 1, 2015 - By 

Use Left and Right keyboard buttons to move the space craft.

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This is another project that probably originated from an idea that was formed during a caffeine fueled late developing night. Introducing Asteroid Dodger, a game created entirely within Storyline using a bit of Javascript to handle the heavy lifting. I’ll break down the different parts of the project below.

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Space Quiz – ELearning Challenge #80

May 5, 2015 - By 

Space Quiz Front Image

So when I started this little project, I had a couple of goals in mind and if you have seen any of my previous stuff, you know I like to push the envelope just a little, okay a lot.

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WIP – Comet Landing

April 1, 2015 - By 

Here is something I have been working on and off for the past few weeks. When I started this personal project, I challenged myself to do something different using the sliders, and I think I have achieved my goal.  Now this is still a work in progress, but I wanted to share this with others and demonstrate what can be done using sliders. Everything you see moving around are images attached to sliders (except for a few interactive boxes), all controlled by one slider (and few hundred triggers). And all this is also on only on one slide.

So all you have to do is drag the button on the bottom from side to side and you’ll see a timeline of events from when Rosetta and Philae first left our earth to when it first landed on the comet, well what I’ve completed so far.  I plan on adding a lot of interactive elements throughout the course and maybe a quiz at the end too.

I’m not done with this yet, but when I am, I’ll make sure to post a tutorial on how I got this done.

 

 


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Free Storyline Template: Marsala

December 20, 2014 - By 

For the latest E-Learning Heroes Challenge (#63), David challenged us to make a template with Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala. The color is described as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red…[that] enriches our minds, bodies, and souls,”. So keeping this in mind, I decided to create a template with a modern look, but an organic feel.

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Easily retrieve all your assets from a Storyline 2 file.

December 18, 2014 - By 

*This only works with Storyline 2 files

One thing I’ve never been fond of  is how Storyline  keeps all the graphics, sounds, and video assets inside of the Storyline file. This poses a problem if someone  sends you a Storyline 2 file without sending you the assets that were used during the development leaving you to right click each asset you want and do a “Save as.”  Well no more, now you can get all the files used in the course in 4 easy steps.

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Tutorial: Create cool looking character bubbles easily in PowerPoint

November 25, 2014 - By 

Stop cutting off your characters and making them look like a victim of a magician trick gone bad. Create these character bubbles easily in PowerPoint or Storyline. Even though I have Photoshop and Illustrator, I prefer to do this little trick in PowerPoint or Storyline. This little effect  helps ground the character to the slide instead of making them look like they are floating in the air.

Jessie Character: http://bit.ly/1phpmsR

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Tutorial: Storyline Animation Tricks II

September 22, 2014 - By 

I’ve been asked a couple of times how I did this little animation on my previous video. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how I did it. This video will show you how to make one object look like it is growing out of another object.