The storyboard is a representation of content, visual design, interactivity, navigation, narration etc in soft copy form. For examples of storyboards, check out Connie Malamed’s blog. Storyboards are used by the instructional designer (ID) to:
- Gain agreement with the subject matter expert (SME) on the design approach of the e-learning course
- Provide instruction to the e-learning developer on how the course is to be authored into a multimedia format
The challenge of storyboarding is the variability of ‘interpretation’ between the SME, ID and e-learning author (refer to the diagram below- the red box represents where the storyboard is developed and interpreted).