Forest Friends – choose your own adventure
Elearning heroes challenge 181
This was such a fun challenge. I wanted to create an adventure with an added twist of collecting coins that could be used to purchase items that were needed in the adventure.
Ideally I would have loved to create a extensive game with multiple branching options and different endings. Due to the complexity of the gamification elements, my time restriction only allowed me to create a short branching scenario game. The learner is able to explore all pathways of the game.
Here is the branching view of my game:
I created the moving backgrounds on the master slide. The clouds were images that moved along a motion path that was set to 40 seconds. The frame, the sky and the clouds were all separate elements layered on top of each other. All the objects that could be purchased from the shop were set to an invisible state on each of the navy squares. When each item was selected from the shop the state of each object was set to visible.
The shop was created as a layer on the master slide, this allows the learner to access the shop at any time.
If you have any more questions on how this was created, please contact me.
Photo galleries are a great way to tell a story or visualise an event. This week I participated in Elearning Hero’s Challenge #84 – Using Image Sliders and Photo Galleries. I was excited to get stuck into this project as I had a few ideas buzzing around in my head. I really wanted to use a slider, one of Storyline 2’s new features. I decided to use wedding imagery, as I thought these are really popular photo galleries and would make great content for this challenge. I got my images from www.freeimages.com.
I saw an example made by Nancy Woinoski, see her example here. In Nancy’s example she used a dual slider, so as well as dragging the slider you could also drag the images along. I thought this was really cool so I decided to give this a go.
In my other example I really wanted to use a grid layout. I was inspired by the site: designspiration.net. I was really pleased with how this one turned out.
Check out my demo here
Well, I’ve finally got a blog up and running. I have been meaning to for a while, after I started contributing to the Elearning Challenges, and was inspired to create a blog explaining the process behind my work. These challenges have been invaluable to me as I have started to build up my portfolio.
After working for Air New Zealand as an elearning developer for three years, in a few weeks I will be shaking life up a bit and moving across the world to London. Why? I love to travel and explore and well… why not? I figured London is the ideal place to set myself up, as I will be able to grow my elearning career and do lots of travelling at the same time. I was lucky enough to get a 5 year working visa, so very soon I will be thrown into a new culture and environment and will just see where life takes me.
Has anyone done a big move like this before? Feel free to comment with advice or tips for finding a job in London or places to check out.