Once again, this weeks Articulate Storyline elearning Challenge is right on point.  The challenge was to produce alternatives to the “next” button that’s often found in online courses as the standard navigation method.

I actually ended up with a couple of different versions to submit.  I began by taking a pretty standard presentation template and exploring ways of using Storyline’s slider element to progress through the pages.  What I ended up with was a pretty straightforward technique that came out a little something like this…

http://www.ezlearnin.com/ASLWeeklyChallenge/144/Forward/story.html

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Articulate Storyline ‘Next Button’ eLearning Challenge

But, as I was developing this slider navigational method, I started having a few additional thoughts about the ways we can progress through slides.  And so, the Slot Machine navigation sample was born…

http://www.ezlearnin.com/ASLWeeklyChallenge/144/Slots/story.html

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Articulate Storyline ‘Next Button’ eLearning Challenge

While I was at it, I decided I might as well make the content relevant, so I focused on the very real problem of Gambling Addiction.  While I may have missed the mark as far as ‘Educational Theory Value’ that the next button alternative provides, I do think that it provides a large degree of Learning Context, which I think is often undervalued in eLearning.

If you have any questions about any of the techniques used to create either of these interactions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  And as always, it’s been a pleasure to participate in this weeks Articulate Storyline eLearning Challenge!