I absolutely love using characters in my e-learning courses. They are great for gaining attention throughout the course, acting as training facilitators, or for playing a role in a storyline or simulation. Over the past five years I have created many characters in my courses. And since my current role is coming to an end due to the bank acquisition, I feel it would be good to pay a quick tribute to my fictional colleagues who have made training easier and funner over the years. FYI: The first 2 characters were made early on and are a combination of edited clip-art images. The rest are made from scratch within Adobe Flash. Please do not copy or use these images as they are copyrighted materials.
[caption id="attachment_552" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Captain Outlook"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_544" align="alignnone" width="160" caption="IRA - retiree who knows an awful lot about retirement accounts"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_553" align="alignnone" width="172" caption="Sam Price - known to poke around branches and learn a little too much"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_543" align="alignnone" width="169" caption="James Cyclops - Expert in One View software, but has also been seen playing the role of a persistent customer with many pertinent questions"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_554" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="And of course there's the bank's middle management"][/caption]
Well, those are some of my favorite characters I have developed over the years. I will be continuing as the e-Learning Designer with the newly merged bank and hopefully will develop many new and exciting courses and graphics.