Drawing off the idea of the CAPTCHA, the NEXTCHA asks learners to answer a question before proceeding through an activity. I like the idea, but I don’t know that I’d implement it on every slide of a presentation. It seems to be an excellent way to engage learners and to make sure that they comprehend critical elements of the lesson before progressing to more complex concepts.
Wasn’t it Willie Nelson who said “Funny how time slips away?” Actually, I’m not sure if he wrote it or not, although if I were composing this post in Google Docs, I could quickly research it from within the editor and never have to open another tab (see http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/google-docs-research-tool-a-review/40119 for details on that).
Anyway, I’m not here to talk about Willie Nelson, but to express my excitement over the latest major tool in my Instructional Technology arsenal. I’ve been a hardcore Articulate user for several years now, and with the advent of the mobile internet, I’ve often wondered if I’d have to replace Articulate with something that created presentations in a non-flash format.
Lo and behold! The folks at Articulate have released Storyline, the content authoring tool which creates presentations that can be delivered to any device…. So far, the results have been outstanding. There are a few bugs here and there, but nothing I can’t handle.