Buzzword bingo games offer a playful way to poke fun at one’s industry by highlighting overused buzzwords and catchphrases. Not only do the games give insiders a chance to commiserate over the misuse of meaningful concepts, they also help newbies identify general terms and areas they should learn more about. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Since our industry’s largest conference is just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to create our E-Learning Buzzword Bingo cards. But first, let's look at some examples of interactive bingo games.
Interactive Office Bingo Game
Here’s a randomized bingo game around common office buzzwords and interactions. This project has some interesting features to inspire your own Bingo card.
Academy Awards Bingo Game
Could there be a better way to highlight the Academy’s cliches than a bingo card? I like how the bingo card includes a sidebar for each square.
Kitchen Nightmares Bingo Card
I like the use of typography and simple illustrations in this example. It’s not interactive, but it is really well designed.
E-Learning Buzzword Bingo 2009
Here’s an example of a buzzword bingo card Jane Bozarth shared a few years ago. Not only is this a great starter card, it’s also a time capsule of e-learning in 2009.
Party Conference Bingo E-Learning Game
Here’s a bingo game interaction created in Articulate Storyline. It uses custom states and variables to mark off the numbers. You can grab this template from our downloads gallery.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to create an e-learning buzzword bingo card or interaction.
Your bingo card doesn’t need to be interactive — static is totally fine if you’d rather work on your graphics skills this week. Just share your bingo card in .pdf format so others can print and play.
Possible game themes and ideas
- SME Bingo
- Course Review Bingo
- Freelance Bingo
- Instructional Design Bingo
- Conference Bingo
- Project Management Bingo
- Gamification Bingo
- Princess Bingo (My kid’s idea. I promised her I’d include it. You’re under no obligation to take this seriously.)
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you call “E-Learning Bingo!” on this week’s challenge, check out the super cool sliders, switches, and toggle buttons your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:
Wishing you a game-tastic week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to 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.