What Do E-Learning Designers Know About Football? 

E-Learning Challenge #68: Challenge | Recap

Huddle up, E-Learning Heroes! The Super Bowl's this weekend and your task is to help football fans get the most out of the big game. 

Whether your learners are seasoned fans or just along to socialize and watch commercials, chances are there's a rule or two they don't know. Seriously, before the conference championships, who knew that game balls had a regulation pressure of 12.5 PSI?

So suit up, put on your ID helmets, and kick off this week's e-learning challenge to help fans learn more about this awesome sport!

Challenge of the Week 

This week your challenge is to design a learning interaction to teach one or more football concepts.

Don’t know anything about American football? No problem! This week’s challenge gives you the opportunity to tackle instructional design, research, and development skills.

Tip: Try to keep things simple. You can use any type of instructional media you like including basic X’s and O’s: 

Football Game Playbook

Suggested content ideas:

  • Football for Newbies
  • Super Bowl Trivia
  • Football Cheat Sheet
  • Guide to Football Terminology
  • Football Scoring Basics
  • Offensive Play Cheat Sheet: Run, Pass, Sneak, Reverse, Shovel, and Lateral
  • Football Teams: Offense, Defense, and Special Teams
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Football Field
  • How to Pretend You Understand Football
  • Overtime 101


You can use PowerPoint, Studio ’13, Storyline, or any other authoring tool to design your interaction.


Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
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  • 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.
  • Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
  • Facebook: Share your work on our Facebook page by replying to this Facebook post with a link to your example.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you blitz through this week’s challenge, take a look at the creative podcasts your fellow community members recorded in last week’s challenge:


E-Learning Challenge #67: Challenge | Recap 

Wishing you a pick-six 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.

Tom Kuhlmann
Simon Blair
Simon Blair
Tom Kuhlmann