Updated: Apr 22
Alright, I just finished up my first e-Learning Heroes Weekly Challenge.
This week's challenge was to:
Share an example that demonstrates how interactive timelines can be used in e-learning. Your entry can be anything from a rough concept to a polished example.
So, what did I make a timeline about? The (very one-sided) rivalry between the Charlotte 49ers and the Davidson Wildcats in college basketball. Check it out below:
I created my timeline utilizing a simple approach of buttons and layers. I chose to avoid utilizing a slider for my timeline due to the large amount of data that this project holds. Having nearly fifty intervals on a slider would be difficult for a user to navigate.
If I were to go back and do it again, I think I would have a draggable slider that popped out of each decade. Using a series of smaller sliders with a basketball for the thumb would be more manageable, still fit the theme, and possibly allow for all of the content to be located on one slide instead of currently having it split between seven.
Some of my favorite challenge entries from other participants were:
His-tree Lesson - Using tree rings as a timeline is a novel approach.
Age of the Dinosaurs - I love that you can enter a year and the timeline moves itself instead of having to navigate a slider.
Very Peri Customizable Timeline - It's simple, clean, and easy to navigate.
I guess, we'll give the next project another go next week. In the meantime, Go Niners!