Audio Interviews with E-Learning Challenge Heroes #461

Interviews with E-Learning Challengers #461: Challenge | Recap

🏆 Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to create an audio podcast or interview on the value of working out loud and showing your work in the E-Learning Challenges. 

You can share your examples using any app or platform. In the past, designers have used Rise 360, Storyline 360, SoundCloud, and Vimeo to host their examples. 

OPTIONAL: After sharing your example, summarize your answers on your blog, LinkedIn, or community forums.

Podcast Interview Questions

The following list of questions should be enough to help you get started. You can choose any number of questions to use in your demo. If you only have time for one question, great! If you want to do more, great! 

Advice for Others

Community Aspect

  • What advice would you give to someone just starting the challenges?
  • How can new designers make the most of the experience?
  • What are some best practices for giving constructive feedback?
  • How can designers balance challenges and client work?
  • Why would you recommend participating to other designers?
  • What has the community support and interaction meant to you?
  • Have you collaborated with other designers or made connections?
  • How has being part of the community impacted your design work?
  • What types of examples or topics would you like to see in the future?
  • How could the challenge experience be improved or evolved?

Favorite Challenge Example

Design Process

  • Which challenge example are you most proud of and why?
  • What example did you find the most creative or innovative?
  • Which example required the most effort or was the biggest challenge?
  • Is there an example you wish you could redo or improve?
  • What feedback on your favorite example helped you grow as a designer?
  • How do you come up with ideas for the weekly challenges?
  • What is your typical process for creating a challenge example?
  • How do you decide which authoring tools or interactions to use?
  • How much time do you usually spend on creating an example?
  • Do you have a dedicated workspace or tools for e-learning design?


Learning Experience

  • Which other designers' examples inspire you the most?
  • Are there any examples that made you think, "I wish I had done that!"?
  • How have the challenges exposed you to new techniques or authoring tools?
  • Have you incorporated ideas from the challenges into real client projects?
  • What tips would you give for overcoming creative blocks when working on challenges?
  • What have been the biggest lessons or takeaways from participating?
  • How have the challenges helped you improve as a designer?
  • What skills have you developed further through the challenge process?
  • How has feedback from the community benefited you?
  • What keeps you motivated to participate week after week?

Benefits of Showing Your Work

Time Spent on Examples

  • Why is it important for designers to share examples publicly?
  • How has sharing your work benefited you professionally?
  • What lessons have you learned from getting feedback on your examples?
  • How do you decide what examples to share publicly or keep private?
  • Have you ever collaborated after connecting over shared work?
  • Which platforms or channels have been most effective for showcasing your work examples?
  • How do you balance sharing enough work to benefit your career while protecting intellectual property?
  • What is the breakdown of time (ideation, building, testing, etc.)?
  • How do you estimate time required for different example types?
  • What strategies do you use to work efficiently with limited time?
  • How have regular challenges helped you get faster at development?
  • Do you set aside dedicated time or fit it in around client work?
  • What has been your most time-consuming example and why?
  • How do you balance depth/quality vs. time invested for portfolio pieces?


🧰 Resources

Check out the previous audio challenges to get an idea of ways to present your audio interview:

✨ Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start a new thread and share a link to your published example.
  • Personal blog: If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We'll link to your posts so your great work gets even more exposure.
  • Social media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can follow your e-learning coolness.

🙌 Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you click record on this week’s challenge, check out the creative toggle button examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

20+ Design Ideas for Using Toggle Buttons in E-Learning #460

Toggle Buttons in E-Learning RECAP #460: Challenge | Recap

👋 New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Learn more about the weekly e-learning challenges in this Q&A post.

📆 Upcoming Challenges

  • Challenge #462 (05.17): Click. Hover. Drag. See ELC144 for a general idea of what we're doing.

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Kate Golomshtok

Hello everyone! Unfortunately, I don't have time to record an audio podcast 🙈, but I would really like to share my thoughts. One of my favorite challenges is challenge number 411: "How are Course Designers Using Interactive Sliders in E-Learning?" When I was thinking about making it more interesting, I came up with the idea of using a slider as a mechanic for true-false questions. This option turned out to be easy to assemble and interesting to use. Let me share a couple of secrets on how it works. First, we add a cat directly into the thumb fill. We make the track fill transparent and remove the outline. As a result, we get a cat that can be moved left and right. Next, we add 3 more st... Expand