Instructional Design Portfolio

Scenario-based E-learning

As I was working with other educators, I noticed that they needed more opportunities to learn about integrating three-dimensional phenomena-based learning with the Next Generation Science Standards. To solve this problem, I designed a scenario that simulated how educators could make a series of instructional choices and see how those choices play out with a class of students. A virtual mentor serves as a guide for specific knowledge around the new science standards, and educators find out how well their choices match up as they progress through the scenario. The interactivity with each question was developed in Articulate Storyline, and the videos were created with Vyond. To increase accessibility, the text on the screen is also spoken by various AI characters from Vyond.

Action Map for 3D Phenomena in Science Class Scenario

In this interactive scenario I wanted to solve a problem by fixing a gap in the training and onboarding of new staff. Here the user can be guided through learning by selecting different ways to interact with families during a child’s parent-teacher conference. This is created through Articulate Storyline and has some different outcomes, depending on choices the user makes. A mentor teacher is available to give tips on types of things to say or not say. Users get an idea of their progress through a success meter, and there is a review page at the end of the scenario. 

Action Map for Parent Teacher Conference Scenario

Lesson Menu and Quiz Interactions

This is a lesson I developed to help learners work independently to learn differences between chemical and physical changes in chemistry. The lesson, practice, and quiz components used tab interactions as well as drag and drop items similar to some of my other projects below. I incorporated a flexible lesson menu, so that learners have options to decide in which order they would like to navigate the lesson components. This required the use of variables to keep track of which parts the learner had viewed, keeping the final quiz locked until the very end. The quiz used a random question draw from a question bank and used two different question types: multiple choice and drop-down menu. This lesson was created with Articulate Storyline and uploaded to the Schoology LMS so learners could access it.


Software Simulation

When I coach with colleagues, there is often a need to learn new software, which might be intimidating at first. Doing a software simulation can be better than just a help sheet, because users can remember the steps better when they actually do the tasks and develop muscle memory. The simulation consists of screenshots of each step along with voiceover narration. Interactivity is controlled with hotspots and text entry boxes in Articulate Storyline. This type of simulation could show how to use any type of software requiring a step-by-step process. A transcript of the narration is included in the transcript tab and in the closed captioning for accessibility.



Drag and Drop Interaction

In this Articulate Storyline project I show how I use a drag and drop interaction to sort words based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. This type of interaction asks the learner to compare and contrast the different words based on the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. When you hover over the heading, there are also hints to explain each level in case the learner needs help with the sorting. This provides scaffolded support and flexibility to the learner and keeps a manageable amount of information together on one screen. 


Button/Tab Interaction

This project shows how to use Articulate Storyline to allow learners to tap one particular tab or button to view information. This allows a lot of information to be displayed on one screen, but a little bit at a time to avoid overwhelming the learner. I also tried match the background colors and shades to the colors in the pictures I found online. My son helped me with this one.🙂

Projects were developed by Travis Cerling using Articulate Storyline
with ideas from the Storyline Project Lab by Devlin Peck