As an integral part of fine-tuning the Master in Electoral Cycle Management (MCE), the School of Electoral Training in Central Africa (EFEAC) and ECES delivered a seven-day training session on "storyboarding" in the House of Elections in Kinshasa (DRC) in December 2013.
Storyboarding is a key component in developping distance learning in order to create and arrange content in a readable format for computer programming, which in turn transfers into eLearning. The result of a storyboard is something similar to a "script" developing the contents of each topic and sorting the data related to its appearance such as interactive elements and animations. In sum, creating a final product as it will appear to the user on the computer screen.
This storyboarding is the first of its kind in Kinshasa and aimed to provide participants with the necessary tools and resources to develop the content of the modules that constitutes the Master in Electoral Cycle Management that is designed as an Interface Screen and feed into the eLearning.
The Storyboarding brought together over 30 participants from the EFEAC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), consisting of both professors with theoretical knowledge and electoral practitioners. The training agenda draws from the noted methodology of creating learning content entitled "ADDIE" (for Analysis - Design - Development - Implementation - Evaluation) allowing participants to be able to organize the content of the modules of the Master, according to storyboard in line with best practices, at the end of the training.
The training commenced in presence of the Deputy Vice Spokesperson of the CENI, Mr. Onesime Kukatua on the 11 December 2014 for a duration of 7 days, alternating between lectures and several practical sessions. During this training, participants were invited to develop a storyboarding for the first module to be developed for the Master namely the Leadership and Conflict Management for electoral stakeholders (LEAD).
ECES Coordinator of Programs, Camille Rouaud, and previous ECES e-Learning and Multimedia Advisor, Dalene Goosen, facilitated the training.