Automated Feedback and Interactions: Interactions with Automated Feedback
Automated Feedback and Interactions
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Interactions without Automated Feedback
Click-to-Reveal Tabs, Accordions, Carousels
Interactions in this category are designed to reduce cognitive load on the learner. By hiding text behind categories that must be clicked to reveal what’s behind it, it can help diminish the amount of on-screen text. It also helps categorize data sets that are usually set in numbered or bulleted lists. In the example below, clicking the icon of a lipstick revealed the text.
The other types of click-to-reveal include tabs, accordions, and carousels, which all function in a similar way but are arranged differently. The sample below shows horizontal tabs, and each heading can be a category with text underneath. Many times, images can be added for further illustration.
Hotspot interactions are highly software dependent. Generally, the concept is to click somewhere within an image to get more information. Some authoring tools allow automated feedback in an assessment format, where the user clicks somewhere in the image to identify something. Hotspots can be used to illustrate diagrams, art, architecture, etc., but should be used sparingly because it can be resource heavy.
Certainly this list is not an exhaustive inventory of all types of interactivity within e-learning courses. Using different programming scripts, an advanced instructional designer can create custom interactions. Some e-learning tools have unique animations and ability for the learner to work within a course. Research different authoring systems to learn more.
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