The guided tour orients the learner in a virtual or real environment. It can be used to lead learners through an online representation of a real environment, such as teaching the layout of equipment in the bay of an ambulance, the twists and turns of a river channel, or the sequence of rock strata in a mountain range.
About the examples
This example, Geology along the Peak-to-Peak highway, resembles a personal travel diary illustrated with snapshots. It is a simple form of guided tour that can be displayed in a Web page or played on a mobile device.
This tour introduces learners to the geology of the Rocky Mountain region. It recounts an automobile trip northward along the Peak-to-Peak highway in Colorado. Each stop consists of an annotated photograph of a vista or road cut. Note: Open this link using Safari on a PC or an iPhone.
Here is a non-mobile example of the Peak-to-peak field trip that can be opened using any browser.
The first example was built with Adobe Flash. The voice narration was recorded using NextUp Software’s TextAloud. The non-mobile version was built using Adobe Dreamweaver.