Interactive eLearning content development services occurs with the integration and smooth functioning of the three main domains. The development of storyboards, the transition of the raw material to make it more refined, development of eLearning using various rapid authoring tools.
Storyboard plays a vital role in acting as a map that guides the eLearning professional around the hurdles of the eLearning course design. The eLearning storyboard ensures efficient development and designing of the of the course as they do not just aid the eLearning professional to depict their concepts but also serves as a platform to yield interactive and visually fascinating experiences to their clientele. Storyboard becomes an imperative foundation to bring about a structure to the eLearning course. While storyboard has the role of acting as the foundation, it is also vital in contributing to the interactive eLearning content development services. It refers to deciding the interactive multimedia to be used to being detailed while storyboarding interactions (integrating the interactions into the final design). Interaction is defined by navigating the user around the course as well as making it appealing to ensure engagement and commitment of the user. The storyboard would include the draft with all the text, interactions and the navigations. At the least, it is expected to silhouette the teaching objectives, text narrative audio and the type of media to be used for each screen.
Now, the content, such as power point presentations etc is converted to the eLearning course. There are two options. Either the company decides to use the existing material or develop material from scratch according to the services they provide or this relies on the pace they have to deliver the course. However, to make the existing static material more dynamic, engaging and interactive in nature, it would involve the expertise of an instructional designer. The instructional designer also ensures that the material is refined further. Interactive eLearning content development services would include quiz to review what has been learned. This is one of the simpler ways to make learning more interactive. To create a more complex interactive learning course may require more time and resources. Interactive learning courses use more media to ensure the delivery of the learning. The highly interactive learning courses are followed by graphics, videos, audio, scenarios and sometimes even gamification (this is an upcoming trend). This requires a high degree of interaction by the user. The course may include avatars, simulation, games etc.
The final domain of the interactive eLearning content development services would include rapid eLearning authoring tools. Rapid eLearning authoring tools are adopted by most eLearning professional to design interactive and immersive eLearning content. They are design platforms that are either web-based or locally hosted that give the eLearning professionals an opportunity to create the ultimate eLearning experience. When we speak of interactive and immersive content, it refers to interactive eLearning scenarios to multimedia presentation or educational comic strips. HTML5 authoring tools is the latest authoring tools that provides an interactive multimedia content.