You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation: a solid foundation is what you need. Every component of your eLearning course might suffer if you do not have a solid structure in place before you begin developing your eLearning deliverables.
Your storyboard is a blueprint for the final product!
- Determine your objectives
Why are you creating this course?
What is your goal?
What is the basic knowledge your learners need to have to take this course?
Answers to these questions are crucial as they guide you through the whole process of storyboarding.
- Know your target group
Creating a story that is realistic and relevant to your learners is essential. Research on what has been working for them and what’s not.
Determine their age group, mindset, experience, background, and basic knowledge they need to possess to take your course.
The more you know about them, the more relevant your story is going to be.
- Content sequence
The content sequence is the backbone of storyboarding!
The easiest way to create your sequence is to visualise your whole story into bits and chunks and then arrange them in an order in which you want your learner to view it. The success of your course is in your story. Remember to keep it simple and straightforward.
- The Key is in detail.
Visualise your training design.
You can also mention the exact kind of images or videos that you want to use. This will come in handy when you are shooting your footage and editing.
Simple right? Creating a storyboard might feel like an unnecessary task, but it will make the whole procedure of storyboarding easier.