Clive Shepherd recently wrote about “inductive learning.” He said:
In my post last week, Whatever happened to inductive learning?, I complained how difficult it was with current rapid development tools to write more conversational inductive questions in which you as author are able to comment on each selection that the user makes.
He explained that he wasn’t looking for graded answers, just a method for providing custom feedback for each clicked answer. He then provided some examples he created in Captivate and Articulate Presenter.
I think the biggest argument for trying to shoehorn this kind of interaction into a Flash-based system is the graphical user interface (GUI)… the avoidance of working directly with code. The Flash-based systems have nice GUIs, while the HTML-based systems are generally outdated and clunky.
Well, for those who don’t like working with code, I feel for ya; I honestly understand where you’re coming from. But, you sometimes need to go outside of your comfort zone to achieve your goals.
- View the demo here.
- Read the how-to here.
- Download a ZIP file containing the source files here.
- And for Clive, here’s a version that uses your same demonstration question and artwork! 🙂
Enjoy! Please let me know if you find these examples helpful, or if you have other ideas for this kind of question style.