Digital magazines and e-learning courses have a lot in common. They both use the same design elements (text, graphics, audio, video) and often share similar layouts.
They also share similar navigation schemes. In most cases, this means removing the player’s default menu and placing custom navigation controls on the slides.
Women in Sports Digital Magazine
This digital magazine example from Trina features bold colors and headings, multiple layouts, including sections for text, images, and video.
Digital Magazine-Inspired Template
Here’s another example and download from Trina that features custom layouts for images, audio, video, and quotes.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to design an interaction using magazines (digital or analog) as the source of inspiration. You don’t need to build a fully working example, just enough to show what a digital learning magazine looks like in e-learning.
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start your own 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 back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
- Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you subscribe to this week’s challenge, check out the interactive before-and-after examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:
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.