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.