eLearning Activity RidetoWork
Going on from my past eLearning activity, I am now working solo to take on a whole new project to help with the RidetoWork day even that takes place. This time, aimed at business workers who would take on this opportunity to get involved.
The specifications is that I will have to ensure that by week 11, this whole activity will be fully prototyped, tested and evaluated by users, then finalised into this medium account story.
The activity has to achieve all the learning objectives which are tailored to the events goal and the business goal. That is to educate the users on the road safety rules. If I meet all of this criteria I will have successfully passed this project.
All parts must be documented on the way as well. The activity will also have to be appealing so that means it should keep the user involved so that they will be able to successfully complete t with proof of that completion. This also involves the visual appeal, so that the activity is going to have the Bicycle Networkers Company style guide applied to it.
The learning objectives
for this one so far have changed. I’m going to be building this around three main ideals:
To inspire the workers to ride to work for the event, but even then for other days so it comes a part of their routine which can help their health, and the environment by the end of the training in time for the event.
To help ensure that all participants are aware of the new implemented road rules for bikes. With proof of that in physical form. They should know at least 10.
To ensure that their safety and the safety of other bikers is ensured by educating them on road sharing rules and regulations, which will be tested and validated when they do the event.They should know at least 10.
The audience of this is going to be older people, who mostly know road rules and bike safety so that is why I am omitting standard information that would be something they already know. So I developed this persona and took into consideration what type or person he is and how his going to react in regards to this event program.
This persona will fit the criteria for my program as he is a worker who could willingly participate and would probably do it with added motivation because he wants to ensure he gets the most out of everything he does.
Trello board Organisation
Using Trello, I have made my own list of events and things that I need to do in order to ensure I stay on task. These have broken up my smaller tasks so that I can easily document it through the process.
In regards to budgeting, I don’t have a budget as no money will be spent on the prototyping of this project. I will use free prototyping platforms and gather free imagery or information. Or coding it by hand myself and using free code tools from online. All the testing for these prototypes will be done on volunteers and peers for no cost. There is no printable or takeaway collateral for me to have to pay for either.
Building an Activity for real people
Lets put the audience into a persona. Say its a male aged 35, working full time in an office in the city.
He’s the type of guy that works hard, has very set hours and enjoys his job. But dislikes having to pay parking, or spend so much time cooped up in his office and car for most hours of the days.
This means he’s familiar with many roads and values his job so he would like to get more active.
After the previous tests with the RidetoSchool day activity, I have devised a list of things that I want to follow to ensure that my work is going to be better that the last.
What I want to do:
- There wasn’t any formal quiz in my last eLearning activity, and since this is going to be an event for older people, I think there is more benefit from having one implemented.
- I would like to have a well rounded activity which involves the user in one topic project that dynamically involves all of the learning objectives.
- I want the certificate to be redesigned to ensure that it is fully meeting the criteria and also appeals to the professional target audience.
- The last task had backup plans incase there was a mishap with any problems, I would like to incorporate these into the activity planning.
- I want there to be more reading, which could involve things like case studies or deeper explained event stories so that the user can get a more involved reasoning to why they should abide by the laws that are stated.
What I do not want to do:
- The last test was performed in a way that it was on two machines. I do not want this to happen and would much rather the activity to be completely seamless.
- I do not want to use any excessive imagery as it is not important and eats too much time into the development stage.
- The last task also had some minor bugs. So I do not want to have unvalidated code before I do the work.
- I do not want any hover or drag and drop games because they no longer appeal to the audience.
I developed the entire activity into a learning course. For this kind of set up I have decided to use Geen.io as a course building tool that will allow me to be able to have a flowing and fluent course.
There are going to be three stages of the learning course. Stage 1 is going to be a “refresher” in the form of a simple and friendly quiz. This quiz is devised from small, simple road rules questions to serve as a “Refresher” on the way that the course is going to be run.
I did this so that all of the users are able to work on this task with the benefit of being to the same level and being on the same page as each other. Its essentially a foundation knowledge building quiz.
These are a few storyboard sketches that I have created in order to be able to make this stage work.
After being able to complete the first stage quiz, they will be able to move onto the next stage. This is the more advanced part and will provide the user with a lot more information that is new to them.
Here is where most of the learning happens.
This stage is going to be modelled around an infographic video. This video is going to be made by me and have a series of elements which will monitor health, show statistics and show rules whilst being designed to look like a simulation of a person riding a bike.
The video will have embedded quiz questions which pop up and pause the video. The questions will then relate to whatever the user has seen, asking them and making sure that they are reading all the stats. Once they have answered correctly, the video will then begin to play on.
At the end of the video, after all questions have been answered. There will be a small screen that displays any additional explanation and the passing rate of their questions. Truthfully, the only thing that will be explained a lot afterwards will be the health and eco monitors on the side that will demonstrate how the activity of riding a bike can benefit them and the earth.
Once that stage is completed,the can move onto the third and final stage.
This stage is going to be a recap from the video. Essentially all the information from the video is going to be put into an article, and explained a little more thoroughly.
However, the user will have to type in the missing words. This is done essentially so that the user is able to recap and remember the information that they had just learnt. It wont be that hard because they will have memory triggers from the surrounding information and words.
Once that is successfully completed, they will be taken to an end screen
This screen is going to show them that they have scored 100% in all 3 stages and it also has a time count and a date.
After reading through that, they can move onto a PDF version of a certificate that validates that they have completed all the tasks, they are competent in all the learning objectives.
This meets the criteria and they have proof to show the course went well.
The course is going to be hosted on Geen.io a development tool. Already, I have developed a way that the layout will be structured.
The stages are clearly labeled and linked together so that there is no way that the user can lose track. I did this to ensure the course can be run with a user and no person guiding them
The users will access this from the bicycle network home page and then will be redirected there in the very end.