Taking the time to storyboard out your e-Learning can actually make you more efficient, although it may seem counter-intuitive at first. Storyboarding is the e-Learning equivalent of creating a grocery list. With a grocery list, you are a shopping machine. You make a beeline for the items you know you need and avoid being lured into side trips down the candy aisle. Without a grocery list, you’re wandering around trying to remember if you’re out of eggs and how much cereal is left in the box. In the end, you buy a bunch of items you don’t need and forget the one thing you really needed most—like milk. Then you have to make an extra trip back just for milk.
The same thing happens when you don’t storyboard your e-Learning. You end up creating unnecessary slides and confusing sequences or forgetting what’s most important. And that creates more work for you, whereas if you storyboard first, you know exactly what to build. And for that, you deserve a cookie! (Oh wait, I forgot to pick those up at the store… Guess you’re out of luck!)
Check out these helpful storyboarding resources and never waste time during e-Learning development again!
The Lectora® e-Learning Blog is full of helpful posts and storyboarding tips. Here are few to get you started:
Using Storyboarding to Improve e-Learning Efficiency
Storyboarding Online Training Courses with Your Team
Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces
Using Lectora & PowerPoint for Storyboarding
Looking for something more in-depth? Check out this whitepaper on storyboarding:
Storyboarding for e-Learning Whitepaper
This recorded webinar on storyboarding is perfect for visual and audible learners:
e-Learning Storyboarding with Lectora Online
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