360° Interactive Photo: Spanish & Esperanto Travel Vocabulary

A laptop sits on a white countertop, displaying the home screen of the “Travel Vocabulary in Spanish & Esperanto” project. The background is a 360° photo of Bastia, Corsica. It features foliage with a double staircase outdoors, next to a large villa. Three interactive icons appear on the left.

Image description: A laptop sits on a white countertop, displaying the home screen of the “Travel Vocabulary in Spanish & Esperanto” project. It features foliage with a double staircase outdoors, next to a large villa. Three interactive icons appear on the left.

360° Interactive Photo

Project Details:

A blue 3-step staircase with green accents shows a coral-colored arrow going up it with a yellow flag at the top. The graphic is representative of a goal or purpose.

Purpose:

Self-directed learning

A graphic with hands on a keyboard, to signify tools used to create the asset.

Tools Used:

Articulate Storyline 360, Canva, Audacity

A graphic with 3 outlines of people in blue and green, with a target beneath, signifying the learner audience.

Target Audience:

Learners interested in knowing basic words in Spanish and Esperanto

A graphic showing a yellow, navy blue, and green calendar, signifying the date when the content was completed.

Year:

2021

This week’s E-Learning Challenge from the Articulate E-Learning Heroes Community was Creating Interactive 360° Photos in E-Learning.  360° images are a new public beta feature being offered in Storyline 360.  How exciting to test out a new feature! 

After choosing a beautiful photo of Bastia on the Island of Corsica, I hopped onto YouTube to watch David Anderson‘s video “Creating Interactive 360° Panoramic Images in Storyline 360“.  I knew I wanted to also add a lightbox, so I was thankful to find Mark Spermon‘s video “Create Lightboxes in Storyline 360“.  For the audio, I used the option within Storyline to directly record myself. 

My only frustration with this project is Storyline’s lack of a background music option.  In the end, I looped the background audio in Audacity then added it to the main layer.  For the lightbox and the credits slide, I added the audio individually on each.

This was my first time working with a 360° photo and I really enjoyed it!  Scroll down to interact directly with the project and learn some new words!

Feedback:

Yellow star perched on a blue trophy base.

Articulate’s E-Learning Heroes community chose my project as an e-Learning example:

“Take a 360° look around this seaside port to learn how to say common words in Spanish and Esperanto. This Storyline 360 example uses customized markers and audio content to make learning a language dynamic and fun.”

It’s also being used as a course resource in Articulate’s training: Using 360° Images in Storyline 360.  What an honor!

 

Image description: A GIF shows interaction with Bela’s project. There are popups that teach common travel words in Spanish and Esperanto set to a port in Bastia.

Image description: A GIF shows interaction with Jim’s project. There are popups that teach about the different areas in the Church of St. Archangel Michael.

My wonderfully talented friend, Jim McKinley Brown, also said he was inspired by this project to create his own interactive 360° project: A Tour of the Church of St. Archangel Michael formerly the Carmelite Church.  

“I was inspired by Bela Gaytan and the eLearning Community Challenge to design a course using the new 360-degree photo interaction now in beta version in Storyline 360. Bela designed a Spanish & Esperanto Vocabulary lesson using this new interactive tool.”

Be sure to check out his project – it’s fantastic and it definitely put this on my travel bucket list, for sure! 

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