E-Learning: Introduction to Computer Hardware

This is an example of a short e-learning course I created at university, using Articulate Storyline. Introduction to Computer Hardware (or itch for short!).

You may recognise this from one of my previous storyboard artefacts. I decided to post the final product to showcase my Storyline 360 skills. 

Planning and Development

You can view details on how I planned this e-learning course by viewing my storyboard artefact. I decided I wanted the course to take approximately 20-30 to complete, I decided that 3 short units would be enough content to make the course short, yet engaging. I titled this course as a “Micro Module” to emphasis the fact that it’s meant to be completed in a short space of time. To avoid the content being too wordy and audience appropriate, I decided that strong graphics and visuals should be used and there should be an aspect of interactivity.

I decided that each unit should have an assessment, and that they shouldn’t be too difficult to complete. I also decided not to assign grading to the assignments; after all the aim was to design a short course aimed at a young audience. I designed the assignments to be measurable against the learning outcomes below:

  • Identify basic hardware components of a computer
  • Identify common hardware peripherals
  • Identify computer ports and connectors
Techniques

I designed this project in Articulate Storyline 360. I wrote all the content in Word, designed the layout, transitions, animations and navigation, then copied the content into the project. I created the learning outcomes ensuring that they were demonstrable, they cover the following KSAs:

  • Knowledge – Of computer hardware, peripherals and components
  • Skill – To be able to identify computer hardware
  • Attitude – Not covered in this e-learning course

This course was designed to meet Bloom level 1 and 2, which covers recall and understanding. 

Summary

I really enjoyed creating this e-learning project as it was a good opportunity to create something for University using Storyline 360. It was also a good opportunity to plan using a storyboard, develop educational content, write learning objectives and put it all together using Storyline 360.

Skills Demonstrated
  • Project management
  • E-Learning design
  • Technical writing
Tools Used
  • Articulate Storyline 360

You can access the final version of this learning course here. Please note, in order for this to display as intended, you should use Google Chrome.