→ Engage the learner by using a story
Add a story to your drill by creating a short course. This will allow you to contextualize the sets of questions and give people relevant information before they start answering the questions. Check below to find out how it’s done!
A story is often used as an introduction to a drill, making it the first thing shown to people when they start the drill. Another option is to use stories in a course in between drills, or at the end of a drill or course. Stories can come in the form of text, images, audio clips or videos. Contrary to the other Drillster features, stories are strictly one way. Make sure you keep it brief (see design principle 2). When a story does not add value to your drill or course, it’s best to just leave it out and let people focus on the truly valuable information.
A story can serve the following purposes:
There are numerous cool ways to design a story. We have included an example below. The possibilities are endless, so you can really go nuts on this!
An example of how to create more engagement and convey the urgency of the drill with a story →
With the 10 drill design principles, we help you on your way to designing the perfect drills. These tips will help you create the best questions based on educational design principles and ensure an effective learning process and well-anchored knowledge. Click on one of the other 9 design principles for more information and clear examples per design principle.
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