Stories are fun and an interesting way to narrate information to people. People get attracted to stories very easily and quick learning occurs without much effort. Storytelling is a very effective means of engaging and connecting with your learners.
In most eLearning courses, stories are effective when they are supported and even dominated with appropriate visuals. The success of an online course with a story mainly depends on the visuals and how they are presented.
Articulate Storyline has made ‘storytelling in eLearning’ easier and visually rich. In this blog, I’m going to share a few ideas on how to create visually rich stories in eLearning courses using Storyline.
Choose from a pool of cartoons and real pictures
Storyline has a pool of cartoons and real pictures in various emotions and postures that are a perfect choice for storytelling in eLearning. You can choose male/ female, young/ old, American/ African, etc. depending on the requirements. Show these characters supported with narration of the story and take the learners through the course.
Screenshot of a few different illustrations available in the tool:
Screenshot of a few real pictures available in the tool:
Show characters with various emotions and in different postures, depending on the scene being narrated in the story
Storyline makes our life easier as we can pick the exact emotion and posture, based on what the story is narrating. You can show characters smiling, presenting, thinking, shouting, etc. to name a few.
Screenshot of a few expressions available in the tool:
Screenshot of a few poses of characters available in the tool:
Screenshot of a few poses of real pictures available in the tool:
Use callouts to show conversations between people:
You can use callouts to display the conversation between two or more people. Use color variations to differentiate the dialogues of one person from the other.
These were a few ideas of how to easily use storytelling strategy in your eLearning courses using Storyline tool. I’d love to hear more ideas on easy and quick ways to present stories in eLearning.