Using Engaging Visuals in eLearning to Increase Retention

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2016 - March 16, 2016

Alicia Blitz

Sr. eLearning Designer/Developer
MUFG Union Bank

Do your eLearning courses need a punch of creativity? Have your users grown tired of the same drag and drop interactions? Would you like to add something new and exciting that will increase learner retention? With the brain processing visual information 60,000 times faster than text, it’s crucial to have visual impact in your courses. The good news is that design tools are more powerful than ever and provide developers with more options for creativity.

In this session, you will explore how to quickly create unique and engaging interactions, using the triggers, states, variables, and JavaScript in Articulate Storyline 2. You will see case study examples where the need for interactivity required new, innovative ideas to improve learning. The interactions used in this session will help you to implement exciting learning that is customizable to your needs and has more of an impact on changing the behaviors of learners to meet business goals.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to address the 65 percent of learner population that are visual learners
  • How using visuals are more effective in retention
  • How visuals in eLearning provide context for learners
  • How to incorporate the use of visuals into any style of eLearning

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 1 and Storyline 2.


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