Storyline Variables for Non Coders

“I’m not a coder. What’s a variable and who really pulled the trigger?” First, check out these two-minute clips to have an idea on variables: Why using a variable? Images, characters,

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Gamification of Learning: Am I the Only Idiot here?

Seriously, I’ve been reading articles after articles that start out like that: “Gamification is not about playing games.” Then they go on with game design, game elements, even examples

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Gamification of Learning: Am I using the timer correctly?

How do you feel about completing a task under time pressure? If there’s one single topic I get asked most about gamifying e-learning is this one: the timer. The story usually goes like this: THE

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Whimsical Stories: Work Out Loud

Working out loud on whimsicability… What I learned last year from David Anderson, Melissa Milloway and Jane Bozarth, is that you never know what people find interesting, useful or even funny. Unless

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Gamified Gamification: All Myths Must Die 2

Last year, I started a Work Out Loud (actually Tweak Out Loud) project: a gamified Storyline elearning that addresses common myths about gamification/game-based learning. I’ve learned a lot since

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Case Study: Game Thinking Applied

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to do two hands-on sessions at the ATD TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas, NV. The point I was trying to drive home was to use Game Thinking while designing a course

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Is Instructional Design Dead?

This post originally was posted in LinkedIn. Recently, we had a passionate conversation on Twitter about the future of Instructional Design (ID). Knowing (or not) where L&D is heading, is it a title that

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JavaScript And Storyline: Timesaver

Controlling Variables from JavaScript I often have to use multiple True/False variables to keep track of things. Let’s say they are collectibles. If it’s true, you have it. If it’s false,

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Machine Learning: Reflections on the ATD TechKnowledge Conference

I had the honor to speak at the ATD TechKnowledge conference last week in Las Vegas, NV. This is a reflection on things you might find useful or at least interesting as well. Warning: you may need a

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Full Control Over YouTube Videos in Storyline

Using the YouTube iFrame API In Articulate Storyline, you can embed videos and you have full control over them. However, many times you want to show an external YouTube video and yet, you want to be able

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