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612 Be a Mobile DIVA: Mobile, Diverse, Interactive, Vibrant, Accessible Content

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, April 13

Tracks: Instructional Design

Creating content that goes beyond the basics can be a time-consuming challenge unless you have a specific strategy. Without knowledge of how to take advantage of Articulate Storyline 360 features, determining how to make each project engaging and inclusive of diverse learners is a time-consuming endeavor. In the effort to complete the project on a timeline, diversity or interactivity can be left out of the final project. A vibrant and consistent visual design may suffer, or accessibility may be left unaddressed. What if you could start your projects with a strategy that built in these important features?

In this session, you’ll learn how to apply the Mobile D.I.V.A. design strategy to your Articulate Storyline 360 projects to make them more engaging and inclusive using a design strategy that is mobile friendly, diverse, interactive, vibrant and accessible. First, explore how to design for mobile delivery with visuals and language that work for a variety of devices. Then, learn about building your project with a diverse set of characters as virtual teachers or scenario participants. Next, you’ll look at how you can use Articulate Storyline 360 features like animations and quizzing to add interest and interactivity. You will get tips on adding a custom color palette and other visuals based on your brand. Finally, take a look at some streamlined ways to use the accessibility features in Articulate Storyline 360. You’ll leave this session with a design strategy to make your content engaging and memorable.

In this session you will learn:

  • Strategies to design content that is mobile friendly
  • Ways to be inclusive by representing diversity
  • Methods to utilize interactive media to engage and motivate learners
  • Approaches to providing vibrant visual interest
  • Apply tips for incorporating accessibility features

Technology discussed:

Articulate Storyline 360

Kari Vara

Sr. Interactive Learning Designer

Cuyahoga Community College

Kari Vara serves Cuyahoga Community College as the sr. interactive learning designer in the Online Learning and Academic Technology department. She earned an MA in English from Ohio State University and taught English at the college level before earning her master’s in educational technology from Boise State University. She won an Innovation of the Year award from the League of Innovation in Community Colleges in 2019 and a Presidents Award at Cuyahoga Community College in 2020.