Optimum, Primed e-Learning Courses Underway

The participants in their peer tutorial about the new authoring software, Storyline 2®.

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – The world is in an era of technology and modernization. The prominence of the use of smartphones, tablets, and other electronic gadgets is one of the most significant breakthroughs that has influenced different generations and is continuously affecting the society.

In order to cope with these changes, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is on the move to enhance its client’s access to knowledge and information by making the e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries cater to a mobile clientele. To do so, ATI is changing the authoring software of its e-Learning courses from Courselab® to Articulate Storyline 2® to add more interactivity in the online courses as well as make them cross-browser friendly. .

The Institute recently gathered its pool of courseware developers from its network of training centers for the “Optimum, Primed: Training Workshop on Using Storyline 2® in Authoring Software.” It is part of a series of training-workshop on using the new authoring software that is intended to capacitate the developers in using the new tool in packaging more interactive and mobile-device-friendly e-Learning courses.

The training-workshop was facilitated by ATI’s e-Learning Process Adviser, Jose Rey Alo. He introduced the new authoring software and discussed the importance of the shift. He showed the different features and functionalities of Storyline 2® while demonstrating its operation and ease of use. Mr. Alo also presented some samples of e-Learning courses developed using the new software, these include the outputs from the core group training previously conducted by ATI. Likewise, the trained core group composed of ATI Information Services Division (ATI-ISD) staff shared pointers and guidelines based on the initial training.

Shortly after the lectures and discussions, the developers worked on their respective courses in a guided workshop. Their outputs were presented to the group for critiquing and evaluation. Then they were given time to polish their courses before submitting to ATI-ISD. With this, there are 14 new, more interactive and mobile device-ready online courses that will be offered at the e-Learning website soon.

The training-workshop was participated by courseware developers from ATI Training Centers in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), I, IV-A, VII, VIII, X, XI and XIII. It was held last November 9-14, 2015 at the Dao Diamond Hotel in this city.