Media researchers have identified ways to improve how people interact with media. One of their ideas is the segmenting principle, where you break down media into small chunks. The pause after each chunk gives viewers time to process what they’ve just seen.
Skilling’s editor has a special tag for that. Suppose you type this in a lesson about Google search:
Make sure you don't put a space after the -. This won't work:
dead poets - society
The queries are almost the same, the the second one has a space between - and society
h2. Restricting time
Say you found a great page with quotes from Willow Rosenberg (look her up).
h2 is a heading. You’re starting a new topic on the page. Notice the pause. before that. Here’s how Skilling would show it.
The content after pause. is hidden, down to the end of the page.
Click the button, and it will vanish. Content below it will appear, up to the next pause. (if there is one).
That’s nice when students are reading the page for the first time. However, suppose students are coming back to the page later, perhaps trying to find something for an exercise. They want to quickly scan down the page. The pause buttons would get in the way.
So, every pause button has a dropdown:
Click it, and all of the pause buttons on the page will vanish, and all of the content will be shown. Convenient.