Your Attention Please


This weeks eLearning Challenge is Grabbing Attention and Motivating Learners.


I decided to use storytelling as a means to grab my learners attention.  I told a story about a well-known experiment that I had read about years ago.  I used drawings, animations, transitions and sound effects to the story come to life.


The process wasn’t very complex this time, but hopefully, still effective.  I drew my characters in Illustrator and used motion paths to animate them.  I then added sound effects to make the actions seem more engaging.  One tip that I will pass on to you is, if you aren’t able to find the exact sound effect that you are looking for, look for something that sounds similar.  I wanted the sound of files being dropped on a desk, but of course I couldn’t find anything that specific.  Instead, I found an audio clip of a cupboard door being closed that was close to the sound I was after.  I also needed the sound of something being moved quickly.  I found a sound effect that was similar to what I wanted and was able to remove part of that audio with Storyline’s audio editor.


My entry this week wasn’t particularly difficult, it was just a little time consuming to draw my characters and find the right sound effects.  I think all of the parts came together well and I hope that it will capture your attention and maybe make you smile.  Check it out for yourself here.


  1. Paul Alders said:

    Great Post Linda! Are the drawings yours?…..they look awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    August 6, 2015
    • Thanks Paul. The simple things, like the plate and marshmallows I made. I traced parts of the more complicated drawings and changed them slightly to suit my needs.

      August 6, 2015
  2. Johna671 said:

    Very nice post. I certainly appreciate this website.

    August 8, 2015
    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked it!

      August 8, 2015

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