Storyline is an authoring tool packed with out-of-the-box features that don’t require any special knowledge to operate. That’s right; this is a programming-free zone! E-learning authoring is no longer limited to developers; the doors are now wide open for subject matter experts with their content, writers with their storyboards, and designers with their media to work in conjunction with developers to collectively create some very cool e-learning projects.
"Learning Articulate Storyline" introduces the powerful and easy-to-use features that are changing the landscape of e-learning development. You will learn about the new paradigms and features that set Storyline apart from other development tools. You’ll gain insight into how you can best leverage your skills and some best practices when working with Storyline.
Storyline rocks! And you’re about to discover why. The aim of this book is to help you bring content to life in interesting and engaging ways, customizing the learner experience, allowing for hands-on participation, and optimizing your production processes to streamline your efforts. This book will help you enhance your skills and become an accomplished e-learning author and Storyline user.
You’ll work on several different projects, all created from scratch by you as you work through this book. Each task focuses on a set of complementary topics to complete the project. You’ll be up and running building your first project within 10 minutes of starting this book and will add content, animate it, and control object and slide behavior to complete your first project. You’ll then move on to more advanced topics to incorporate media elements, quizzing, and scenarios, then conclude by publishing your projects.
When you finish this book you will be able to confidently create shining examples of e-learning done the right way, and it is this skill that will set you apart from the crowd.
This book provides one-on-one tutoring to help you quickly get up to speed with the basics while also learning how to best apply Storyline features in the context of the work you do.
Who this book is for
If you’re an e-learning developer, writer, designer, subject matter expert, or all or any one of these, this book is for you. This book is not just for novices, but also for seasoned developers, transitioning from PowerPoint and Articulate Studio ’09, and for those who are already working with Storyline.
About the Author
Stephanie Harnett is a learning consultant who has over 20 years of training and communications experience. She has worked with business leaders, key stakeholders, and project teams, designing, developing, and delivering collaborative solutions, online learning, and interactive communications. Her areas of expertise include governance, compliance, operations, human resources in oil and gas, and government.
Stephanie is passionate about learning and technologyit is her work and her hobby. You will frequently spot her in the global community of learning professionals, sharing her knowledge through guest blog posts and tutorials. Her contributions to the community can be viewed on stephanieharnett.ca and by following her on Twitter (slhice).
Over the years, she has developed a keen awareness of adult learning in a corporate setting and uses her research and analysis, instructional design, writing, presentation, and technical skills, along with a dash of common sense, to produce effective, engaging, and on-target results that meet business challenges.
Away from the office? This is a foreign concept for Stephanie. She weaves learning and technology when she works and when she playsfinding new devices and effective ways to communicate, collaborate, work, play, learn, and share, no matter where her GPS coordinates are.
Specialties include instructional design, writing/communications, technical writing, storyboarding/layout/design, advisory, and technical support/training.