Twin Cities Articulate User Group
Edutainment Techniques and Articulate Storyline

From Wikipedia: 
"Educational entertainment (also referred to by the portmanteau neologism edutainment) is a concept designed to educate through entertainment. Most often it includes content intended to teach but has incidental entertainment value. It has been used by academia, corporations, governments, and other entities in various countries to disseminate information in classrooms and/or via television, radio, and other media to influence viewers' opinions and behaviors."

Ultimately, the goal of edutainment is to help drive learner engagement and retention levels.

Articulate Storyline gives us a lot of options to do edutainment and to add entertainment effects in our e-learning courses. Besides using such traditional things as stories, games, and "fun" interactions, a developer can add things like appropriate audios, videos, and "fancy" animation effects to try and educate learners with a touch of entertainment. And third-party tools, like VideoScribe, PowToon, Crazy Talk Animator, etc., offer rich opportunities to extend what Storyline cannot do itself.

This user group meeting will discuss using edutainment in Articulate Storyline courses and will demonstrate some techniques that developers can use in their courses.
Ultimately, we want to consider if edutainment is a valid learning concept and, if so, are there any "do's and don'ts." Does it really work with learners or not-or maybe we can't tell for sure? If it does, what things work better than others that we can use in our Storyline courses?
When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Where: Pace Analytical 1800 Elm Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Google Maps

Parking: You should be able to park in the lot next to the building. Parking map
Cost: Free

Bring: There will be tables for note-taking. Feel free to bring a notebook or laptop.
Gerry Wasiluk, Articulate MVP/Super Hero, and Fredrickson Learning Affiliate will be the session leader for this user group meeting, which will be more of a discussion than a presentation.  Please come ready to share your insights and any examples you may have.

Gerry Wasiluk
Affiliate, Fredrickson Learning
Learning Developer/Consultant and Articulate MVP/Super Hero

Jay Kasdan
Fredrickson Learning