A Year

One year ago, we tried something new by posting the first e-learning challenge, which was about showing meaningful comparisons in e-learning. Three people shared demos that week and I considered it an immediate success. If three people shared for a year, we’d have 36 examples to inspire and educate other users.

Today, 48 challenges later, you and your fellow community members have shared over 750 e-learning demos, examples, and ideas. That’s more than twenty times what I imagined!

I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing examples, source files, ideas, and time for a great first year of challenges. I can’t get over how generous our community is, and I feel like the luckiest guy on earth to be part of it.

E-Learning Superlatives

To celebrate this challenge milestone, you’re now an honorary member of the E-Learning Challenge Yearbook Committee. That means you’re in charge of recognizing your fellow classmates course designers and the demos shared over the past year.

It’s your chance to add a memory or two to the challenge yearbook. Nominate a fellow student designer for a superlative, just like we did in school. Below are some superlatives to get you started. Pull from the list or create your own.

Suggestions for superlatives:

  • Best Use of Humor
  • Most Likely to Post the First Challenge Demo
  • Best Freelance Gig Resulting from a Challenge
  • Most Recognizable Design Style
  • Best Use of an Appendage in a Demo
  • Most Likely to Share Their Source File
  • Most Appealing Narration Voice
  • Most Likely to Avoid the Next Button

You can add your e-learning superlatives in the comments below, or mock up your own photo to add to the yearbook. I’ll kick things off with a superlative I think we’ll all agree on:

Most Likely to Complete Every Challenge

Jackie Van Nice joined the challenges five months ago and completed her 48th challenge this week. That’s an accomplishment that deserves some recognition. You can view all of Jackie's challenge demos on her website. Way to go, Jackie!

Okay, it’s your turn. Whether you shared a demo or simply gleaned some inspiration from a demo, please take this week to recognize each other for the creative and generous ideas they shared over the past year.

About the challenges

Challenge enrollments are always open. If you skipped a challenge or had to drop out for personal reasons, don’t worry! You can always make it up for full credit.

To get credit for a challenge, complete a challenge and post a link to your demo in the challenge comments.

Stay cool E-Learning Heroes and don’t party work too hard! See you next year week!

Jeff Kortenbosch

This is a difficult one. I’ll mention three people but I honestly enjoyed everyone’s contributions. I’m actually looking back through the challenges right now and reflecting on the different entries. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you all bring something to the party and there is truly something to learn from every entry. Thank you all and keep participating! So here’s my list. 1) Best, consistent and recognizable design: Montse Anderson. I just love seeing her clean and high quality work. I hope to see more of her work in the challenges and forums. I believe people can learn a lot from her. Thank you Montse! 2) Most creatively grown: Paul Alders. This is something I love about the challenges. It gives people a place to practice their skills and become better at what they do... Expand

Matthew Guyan
Daniel Adeboye

Well done to everyone for a great work, thanks for generously sharing your work. Seeing everyone's work usually inspires me, thanks so much. I'm so happy I found the community a few months ago. Thanks David for putting these together, inspiring this regularly and bringing all these generals here... Your work to improve the community is very noticed and appreciated. Thanks Jackie Van Nice for all your encouragement. Thanks for spurring me up each time... I nominate you for "Most likely to respond to newbies". Keep it up Jackie. I nominate Jeff for "Most likely to give feedback on work". I always expect him to bring a feedback on my submissions and he never disappoints. His feedback on other's works have helped me improve mine before submission. Thanks Jeff! Thanks everyone...doi... Expand

Eva Han
Jackie Van Nice
Jackie Van Nice
Paul Alders

Great to read all the nice nominations that are shared here. Jeff - Many thanks for the nomination of 'most Creatively grown'. Charles Hamper - I want to nominate you for your specialty or creating the most diverse animations. Jeff Kortenbosch - I nominate you as a 'Feedback Master'. With your way of providing feedback, sometimes with a critical touch, you get people out of their comfort zone. And this is exactly the place where people start to learn. Montse Anderson - I totally agree with Jeff. You definitely are nominated for most consistent and recognisable design. http://montse.org/storyline/olympics/index.html Keep up the great work. Jackie van Nice - I like to nominate you for the biggest participant to these challenges. I don't think that there are a lot of us have... Expand