The Johari Window
The Johari Window is a self-awareness building tool that is often used in leadership training. International Paper, a large international company, requested a 20 minute, self-paced eLearning course for their Leadership Institute. For this project, I acted as Project Manager and Lead Developer, but I supported all aspects of the project from design to evaluation. I led a design team in completing subject matter expert interviews for a needs assessment, instructional analysis, storyboarding, and developing the course in Articulate Storyline.
Instructional Analysis Diagram
I translated information from the needs assessment into an instructional analysis diagram to highlight course objectives and the knowledge and skills required for learners to accomplish each objective. This step allowed us to verify direction with the client before storyboarding the course.
Animated Avatar Content Presentation
Based on the needs assment, we understood that the stakeholders desired an on-screen avatar to present the content in a friendly, non-academic fashion. I used Vyond.com's whiteboard animation character creator to design the avatar and animate the course content. The avatar set the tone for the course and added interest to the content presentation. I created and voiced the example video below.
Reflection is a large part of developing self-awareness. The company stakeholders wanted opportunities within the eLearning course for learners to reflect on their connection to the content materials. Accordingly, I developed this interaction where learners could type their responses to reflection questions directly onto the page. All the reflections were aggregated and presented at the end of the course for learners to download or print.
The company stakeholders expressed desire for several knowledge checks interspersed strategically throughout the course. The checks helped learners to regulate their learning and maintain engagement. I wrote and built knowledge checks in the form of multiple choice, drag and drop, and matching questions. Each question provided learners with immediate correct/incorrect feedback and provided hints and explanations to scaffold learning.
The Johari Window training is scheduled to launch in January 2021. An abbreviated version of the Articulate Storyline course can be seen here on the SCORM Cloud platform. Initial usability testing with members of the target audience revealed that users appreciated voiceover narration of content on each slide and interactive knowledge checks and reflection points throughout the course. One person commented that the avatar and animation "made it easy not to zone out." Others liked the ability to reflect and see their reflections at the end. Overall, participants felt the training was a good lead into other leadership training resources available at the company.