How are Designers Using Random Number Variables in E-Learning? #334

Random Number Variables in E-Learning #334: Challenge | Recap

Knowing how to use variables is essential when you need to present content based on your learners' activity, choices, scores, and other defined conditions. And with Storyline's random number variables, you have even more options for designing dynamic e-learning.

Here are just a few examples of what’s possible:

  • Sales scenarios that present a new challenge each time the learner visits the course
  • Red flags that show random risk events each time a slide is visited
  • Customer service scenarios that randomize the number of customers, stock items, or shoplifters
  • Food and beverage industry scenarios that randomize the available waitstaff, customers, or food items
  • Skill and drill exercises for solving math problems

Using random number variables is just another way to design more dynamic e-learning. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to show ideas for randomizing course content in e-learning.

If you're new to variables, don't worry! We've got you covered. Let us know what you're working on or trying to build, and we'll help you figure it out. I don't want anyone sitting out this week because they thought variables were beyond their skillset. Storyline makes working with variables super easy.

Resources and Webinars

Here are some good resources to help you get started this week. If you get stuck or have questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comments below or in the Storyline forums.

User Guide

Webinars

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start  your own thread and share a link to your published example..
  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dive into this week's challenge, check out the e-learning portfolio examples and best practices your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

31 E-Learning Portfolio Examples and 60+ Tips For Getting Started #333

E-Learning Portfolio Examples RECAP #333: Challenge | Recap

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

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Jonathan Hill
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Jeffrey Riley

A few weeks ago, I was looking to create a game board where the avatar moved by a dice roll. I found a great example by Diana Myers for a Random Dice Board Game. https://community.articulate.com/discussions/building-better-courses/free-random-dice-board-game. I have been experimenting with the idea and wanted to repeat the game when the person failed three times. This is a rough example that still needs some formatting, but the game works. Play it by failing three times and then play it again. The game is very short but could be expanded to include a larger board and more questions. This is the published version: http://learningcoursesplcllc.s3.amazonaws.com/ELHChallenges/ELH%20Challenge%20334%20Random%20Number/story.html This is the Story file: http://learningcoursesplcllc.s3... Expand

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