Discrimination in the Workplace
This eLearning concept-based project is designed to transform and shift workplace culture. The training should help educate employees on recognizing such behavior and identifying useful tools to avoid participating in said behaviors themselves. The training should also assist supervisors in understanding the importance of properly reporting and taking action against any evidences of discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Harassment and discrimination in the work place is something about which all organizations must educate their employees. Compliance training is therefore a widespread need. With this in mind, I designed an eLearning course that could be widely used and learner-friendly.
Creating this project was an ongoing process that required continual feedback and user testing. Ultimately, by using the user-feedback, I was able to create a polished final product.
I designed and developed this eLearning experience from start to finish. To accomplish this, I wrote a text-based storyboard, developed an interactive prototype, and then developed the final product.
As I moved into development of the text-based storyboard, the content from the SMEs became contextual pieces for the interactive portions and scenario consequences.
I began building out modules that included scenarios and assessment questions for a prototype. The characters and other features in the Articulate Content Library helped the design to be realistic and inclusive.
Creating a prototype helped me test functionality. I added simple “fade in” animations to text, color blocks, and characters. I also experimented with the triggers and states.
After getting feedback on the prototype, I was encouraged to add more scenarios and interactions to the project. I decided to work with scenarios and connected my modules together, which helped me gain a deeper understanding of variables in Storyline.
After much feedback and multiple revisions, I perfected the layout, color scheme, and interactions of the project and was able to move into full development. By getting feedback on the initial draft, the development process became more productive and efficient.
The full development of this project was rewarding. I learned the complex functions of Articulate Storyline quickly and worked to apply them with a short turn-around. I learned how to create variables, adjust variables with triggers, and add conditions to triggers that are based on the choice that the user selects. Learning these functions was important to providing a more scenario-based training that fit the content appropriately. Through this learning experience, the user is able to advance through a training that has smooth transitions, and consistent graphics despite what the user chooses when responding.
Results and Takeaways
The main feedback was that the project was clear, professional, and user-friendly. Users appreciated the consistent use of character styles and color choices throughout the experience.
This project helped me gain a stronger sense of the instructional design process from beginning to end. I learned how to design, develop, and refine a learning experience that addressed real workplace problems.