12 Things You Can Do with Lectora and CodeReading Time: 2 minutes
There are two main reasons.
The second reason is that, when I have room to run (which I sometimes do) outside of the constraints of Lectora, knowing how to create cool interactions, interactive infographics, webpages, etc. is one way to create really cool learning objects that aren’t tied to any authoring tool. Being able to expand my thinking outside of “what can I do in Lectora?” is highly valuable when I’m storyboarding.
About the Presentation
I set out to think a little more broadly than dissecting a particular interaction since this is an inter-divisional luncheon and all of us have really specific target audiences. So I thought it would be useful to show some grab-and-go type code snippets that folks could use in their own projects.
I also thought about the presentation in terms of simple to complex. In the first section, I covered things that I’ve actually done with code in courses I’ve created, moving from simple things (like changing the hover color of a link with CSS) to more complex interactions (like drawing on the screen). In the second part, I demoed even more complex interactions that can be created with code to illustrate the types of places I’d like to go with Lectora in the future.
Note: On the penultimate slide, I show a magnification plugin and, if you look closely, you’ll see that it isn’t working quite right. I haven’t yet been able to figure out the necessary math to make this work with the image. But I will!
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To Be Continued…
My hope is to continue to create micro-courses on many of the things that I demoed so that other Lectora users can take the code snippets, learn how to use them, and tweak them to fit their own projects. You can find mini-courses I’ve already created here: http://knanthony.com/courses/ I’d love some feedback.
- Phra Nang beach panorama | Wikimedia user kallerna
- D’Nealian cursive manuscript | Wikimedia user Andrew Buck