Choose Your Own E-Learning Challenge Topic #129

Choose Your Own Challenge #129: Challenge | Recap

Challenge Ideas, Inspiration, and User-Submitted Topics

Where Do You Get Your Challenge Ideas? 

The biggest challenge isn’t coming up with ideas as much as it is deciding which challenge to do each week. I currently have over a year’s worth of future challenges mapped out and a Google Doc with over a hundred potential challenge ideas. 

Challenge Ideas, Inspiration, and User-Submitted Topics

There’s at least 10+ years’ worth of challenges based on core topics like instructional design, multimedia (audio, video, animation), professional development, and mobile learning

Industry E-Learning Challenges

Industry-based topics like food and beverage, workplace safety, ethics, education, and airline safety ensure we have another 10+ years of challenges in the queue. 

Finally, I pull ideas from forum discussions, user-shared freebies, blog posts, current events, and, of course, creative examples shared in the community. 

“I have an idea for a challenge. Can I suggest a weekly challenge topic?”

You sure can. I really like when users submit topic ideas because it helps me tailor the challenges around current, real-world projects. 

I haven’t built “real” courses in a several years, so I appreciate when users suggest challenge ideas based on their current projects. And user-based ideas is what this week’s challenge is all about! 

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to choose your own e-learning challenge topic and build an example for that challenge. You can choose any e-learning, instructional design, multimedia, or industry-based topic you like. 


There’s only one catch.... You didn’t think I’d give away total control, did you?

This week’s entry must be original. You can’t reuse an example you shared in a previous challenge. 

But you’re welcome to do a variation on a previous challenge. For example, if you want to share a Tabs Challenge #3, your challenge could be something more specific, like a Vertical Tabs, or Image-Based Tabs. Then you could modify something you shared in a previous challenge.

When you post your entry, please tell us your challenge topic by introducing your entry with, “This week, your challenge is to ...”. This will help others know what to look for when viewing your example.

Last Week’s Challenge: 

Before you take the challenge reins, check out the airline safety examples your fellow community members shared in last week’s e-learning challenge:

Preflight Safety Demonstrations #128

Airline Safety Training #128: Challenge | Recap 

Rise to the challenge this week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly 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.