Webinar: Trailblazing with Articulate Storyline

View from a cave opening onto a serene wooden boardwalk next to a river in a lush, green forest.

In this recorded webinar, we took a virtual field trip to learn how a team of Mizzou researchers and instructional designers engaged geology students with an interactive virtual field experience (VFE) they created using the Articulate Storyline e-learning platform.

VFEs supplement field education in geology curricula when those opportunities are limited by inclement weather, inaccessible field sites, or global pandemics. Frequent cancellations of a mandatory field trip to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park led the team to develop a VFE of the park that includes:

  • role-playing elements
  • 360° photographs
  • interactive annotations and quizzes
  • narrated overlays
  • and scavenger hunt activities

The team's research shows that the VFE is as effective as in-person field trips in supporting learning objectives and fostering engagement.

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Bryant Lazenby

Bryant Lazenby, M.Ed.

Instructional Designer III

Laz is a lifelong learner and technology lover who joined Missouri Online as an instructional designer in July 2021. He is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator with over 10 years of teaching experience in secondary and post-secondary education and is currently working on a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Lindenwood University where his research is in incorporating gamification strategies into the classroom. He was born and raised on a farm that has been in his family for over a century located northwest of Sedalia, Missouri, where he lives today. When he isn’t in front of his computer, he can generally be found reading or attending local painting classes.