Lesson 6. Attention Please! Creating Interactive & Immersive Content

Lesson 6. Attention Please! Creating Interactive & Immersive Content

Date of Event November 15 2017
Time 12:00 pm EST
Duration 60 Minutes
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Michael Sheyahshe
Speaker Michael Sheyahshe
Michael Sheyahshe (aNm) has a vast breadth of experience in IT, eLearning, & innovation spanning 2 decades & several industries: eLearning design & development, animation, simulations, & interactive content. He is an expert in numerous 3D software, game engines, code languages, & frameworks. He holds two BA degrees from OU (Film & Native American Studies) & an MFA in 3D modeling from Academy of Art.
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Lesson 6. Attention Please! Creating Interactive & Immersive Content

In the earlier lessons, we’ve already discussed level one and level two eLearning content. Level one eLearning is what we jokingly called page-turners: the information is presented as a plain text, a slide after a slide. So being our learners’ advocates, we need to make sure that learner experience is the utmost goal. That’s why we need something engaging and fun like Choose Your Own Adventure branching rather than a linear page-turner with no control and no intrinsic value.

In this webinar, we'll look at ways to engage Learners by increasing interactivity in our eLearning content...let's put the "fun" back in "functional" content. In this lesson, we’re going to cover some theoretical information on what makes content interactive and why it’s important for learning. We’ll talk about branching and look at some real-world examples.

Topics covered:

  • How to engage learners with increased interactivity
  • When it is beneficial to use branching scenarios in your content
  • Creating branching scenarios
  • Best practices on building a tree of your scenario
There are two terms that we often use as synonyms: interactivity and engagement. Actually, sometimes they mean the same thing. But there needs to be a recognition of the difference between the two.
Interactivity means learners are interacting with content or environment. Engagement is about the intrinsic value of all of the content. Another thing that’s important for engagement is making sure that the learners are allowed to branch off and use their own methodology and ways through the content.
Requirements
  • Hardware: Windows (1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster/equivalent) or Mac (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster) and 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12
  • Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome
  • Internet connection: Broadband (1 Mbps+) recommended
  • Software: Web browser plugin (will be prompted to install)
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