Yay! If you made it to this step and we have contacted you, it means that you’ve become a Learnup creator. Now, it’s time to do your research and turn your ideas into an exceptional, captivating dialogue based on your outline.
A Daily Dialogue:
Before we start, let’s go over some terminology and structure guides:
An “entry” is a single message bubble that the user receives. An “entry group” is a conceptual grouping of entries between two user options. It is useful to use each entry group of messages to explain one idea or fact using 3-4 entries.
💡Tips for first few entry groups
- Greet your learners
- For the first day only: give a brief rundown of what will be covered throughout the dialogue along with the learning objective
- Provide brief information about what will be covered that day
- Give a summary of the past day (except the first day, obviously)
- Use images and GIFs to engage learners
💡Tips for the rest of the dialogue
- Ideally, each message in an entry group should share a single piece of information.
- Try to use colloquial, informal language for content. Most importantly, sound human (as if you are explaining something to your friend)
- Paraphrase and use quotes (do not forget to cite the source!)
- Use metaphors and everyday examples to simplify the content when necessary
- Make it engaging: Use GIFs, images, or infographics to explain subjects after giving textual information
- Use video content to support textual content
- Before a video, tell learners what to focus on in the video
- After the video, explain how that video is related to your subject
- Add references and links for curious learners
- Make it stick: have your learners come up with their own examples and submit them, or ask what they think about a certain subject
💡Tips for Closing entry groups:
- Recap of the day
- Tell what you will cover the next session
- For the last session of the dialogue: ask for feedback, suggestions for what you should cover next, etc.
- Fare your learners well :)
- 1 to 4 entries per entry group are okay
- Use plenty of images, GIFs, videos, and emojis
- Use informal/daily language with smart humor
- Use external links for further reading
- Try to keep your entry groups around 4 lines long