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Flash-like E-learning Capabilities of Articulate Storyline: A Demonstration

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Flash-like E-learning Capabilities  of Articulate Storyline: A Demonstration

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. This powerful authoring tool demonstrated a high degree of flexibility in terms of creating online learning interactions – you could incorporate a wide variety of web-based learning interactivities, ranging from simple click-on-tabs to complex branching scenarios. It seemed that the reign of Flash would never end.

Despite its capabilities, Adobe Flash has a major limitation – online course developers needed to develop learning interactions from scratch, and this took several weeks, if not more. This made the authoring application unsuitable to meet the technology-enabled learning development requirements of today’s organizations that need to develop web-based courses rapidly, to meet their dynamic learning needs. Moreover, Flash is incompatible with most mobile devices, which are used widely to deliver training. A new e-learning course authoring tool was needed, one that could overcome the shortcomings of Flash, yet demonstrateits power.

The web-based learning development community soon found the answer – Articulate Storyline, a simple tool that exhibited capabilities to develop Flash-like web-based learning interactions. Storyline, unlike Flash, comes with in-built templates that allow online course developers to create interactivities rapidly, with minimum effort. Furthermore, the output of Storyline is mobile-friendly. Storyline also comes with a highly intuitive, PowerPoint-like interface, lowering its learning curve considerably.

Here is a comparison of Articulate Storyline’s capabilities to develop Flash-like online learning interactions.

Interaction Adobe Flash Articulate Storyline
Click-on-Tabs http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/kjtkqfcq6v?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/0udzwx23wt?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=156&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Click-on-Numbers http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/y9of8h8ukb?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/472dstlhoj?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Click-on-Images http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/8w9cphi9uh?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/d7a21b2xnt?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Flip Cards http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/xpaa5gcf7d?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/0oecysfvav?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Flip Book http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/bn24djh9nm?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/1z155aapha?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Slideshow http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/dui488nzq9?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=150&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/0d4fp7za45?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Games http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/ao73kxi2fi?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/22yllsadp0?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
FAQs http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/ykc4xmfacp?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/8jm7bvhbot?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Single Select http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/7fmlx8qwvh?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/v4ezbyn6r6?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Drop Down http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/xse8m34oik?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/w0sw2vh5fc?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640
Drag & Drop http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/5qhh4h05rz?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640 http://commlabindia.wistia.com/medias/hrt6qxdl0z?embedType=popover&popoverHeight=157&popoverWidth=230&videoWidth=640

We thus see that Articulate Storyline exhibits Flash-like web-based learning development capabilities. Indeed, it is a very useful tool to create interactive, engaging e-learning courses. Isn’t it?

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