If you’ve ever taken a writing class, you’ll already know, the number one rule of good writing is “show, don’t tell.” Indeed, most great writers and experienced professors of writing will tell you that when you show your readers something, you are more likely to captivate them than when you tell your readers something. Why? Because when you show something to readers, they are more likely to enter the scene with you. In short, they are likely to be able to see and feel the experience you seek to convey. Not surprisingly, the “show, don’t tell” rule also holds true when it comes to creating compelling online training courses.
While many people are intimidated by the prospect of creating compelling training courses, today, there is a growing range of tools on the market to help even the most novice course developers put the “show, don’t tell” rule into practice. One of the latest and most robust tools available is Articulate Storyline 2.
What is Articulate Storyline 2?
Articulate Storyline 2 is a new version of an already powerful e-learning development tool that is rapidly changing who can create online training courses and changing what these courses look like too.
Traditionally, course development tools were often time-consuming and technically demanding. The bottom line was that creating slick looking courses required more time, money and expertise than most smaller organizations could invest. With Articulate Storyline 2, this is no longer the case.
Key features of Articulate Storyline 2 include the following:
- No Training Required: The software is easy to learn and intuitive. It is possible to start creating courses immediately.
- Highly Customizable: The software enables users to create their own workspace (e.g., to move panels around their desktop so tools land where they make the most sense).
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What are Some of the Potential Applications of Articulate Storyline 2?
The potential uses of Articulate Storyline 2 are endless, but key potential uses include the following:
Creating Interactive Customer Service Training Videos: Use key features of Articulate Storyline 2, such as software simulation, drag-and-drop interactions, variables, triggers, and states, to create highly interactive training videos for customers service representatives and other frontline staff.
Creating Safety Training Videos: Safety training is one of the most important and challenging forms of training to deliver; use Articulate Storyline 2 to create easy to understand and visually compelling training videos in a comic strip-style.
Gamify Your Training: Tap into Storyline 2’s gamification options to create ways to further engage your employees whatever the training context.
For more information on how to get started, join our 3-day seminar on Articulate Storyline 2 – offered online for the first time.