SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2020 (WEDNESDAYS)
Every week, a new skill, with practice in between. Join author, Rance Greene, and the animation video experts at Vyond for a joint production of weekly broadcasts and conversation about the story-discovery, -design, -delivery process for instructional design. It's story time!
When stakeholders ask for training, what are they really asking for? And how do you get down to the real story? Challenge: Design and develop a short video or comic to illustrate questions you can use to unearth the real story.
Stories are about action. So is training. Getting the analysis right is vital. It may not be easy at first, but once you've conquered this stop on the tour, you'll be set. Challenge: Structure an action list based on our Tour example...or create one for your own project!
So, who's taking this course anyway? Glad you asked. Without this knowledge, you'll struggle to create relatable characters. Again, it comes down to asking the right questions. Challenge: Design your own relatable characters and create them in Vyond!
Now comes the exciting part! Once you've answered the two most important questions: "Who is my audience?" "What do I want them to do?" you can start writing the story. Challenge: Write a story premise and a plot.
You've got the bones of your story. Now it's time to flesh it out. We'll take a good long look at dialogue and why it's so powerful. Challenge: Complete your written story!
Lights! Camera! Action! Time to put characters into conflict. What better tool to experiment with than Vyond. Let's produce! Challenge: Produce your story as an animated video in Vyond.
Showtime! Selected stories will take the stage to demonstrate creative solutions to the challenge with guidance on how to strengthen each example. Challenge: Revise your video and start thinking about how you will use it to train.
Now that the story has been told, it's time for the learner to take action. Storytelling opens up a host of training options that draw the learner in. Challenge: Create some sample follow-up slides that demonstrate the solid connection between the story and the training.