Created by Articulate (the company that makes Storyline), E-Learning Heroes is a site full of resources on creating learning objects using authoring tools and instructional design principles.
Type of Material:
These tutorials, eBooks, and articles are geared to the instructional designer or instruction. The materials in the learning guides and articles are good for individuals, teams, lectures, self-paced, home work or in-class work. They are worth reviewing even if the majority of a professional's time isn't spent designing e-learning.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
The course designer/educator can: learn basics of online course design; create interactive material with purchase of Storyline; develop accessible material that meets the needs of people with differing abilities; participate in discussions with other online course developers.
Target Student Population:
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Browser and internet connection. Background in instructional design and technology is helpful.
The material and website offers a variety of ebooks and articles for each level of learning from the beginner to the proficient.
It takes time to go through the site, however, the time is well vested; there are excellent and free(!), download examples, articles, and discussions. Some material is very specific to Articulate but the design principles are still helpful.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Material is important.
eBooks are available in a pdf format so they are accessible by most viewers.
Material is presented in an enjoyable, easily-readable style.
eLearning Examples are varied.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The content is offered in easy to understand articles and eBooks with many graphics and is effective for engaging the users
Other Issues and Comments:
Excellent reference material. Add it to your toolkit of instructional design and development help resources.
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