E-Learning Challenge #41: Challenge | Recap

This week challenge asked course designers to imagine a day without technology (Gasp!) and create an emergency response "course" using only pen and paper. Sound impossible? Not for this band of (e-learning) first responders. The hand-drawn job aids, interactions, and examples shared over the past week clearly proved that great learning design is not dependent on technology. 

About the weekly 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.

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. If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Jeff Kortenbosch

Jeff Kortenbosch kicked off the week’s challenge by sketching a rapid response process for a fictional flood in the Netherlands. Featuring checklists for do's and don'ts and a location map for affected areas, this is a well-conceived project.

Melissa Milloway

Melissa Milloway followed with her own emergency response designs for a science lab accident. Sketches include a scenario intro, checklists, step-by-step, and prevention guide. Great job (and handwriting) Melissa!

Jackie Van Nice

Jackie Van Nice took things in a slightly different direction with her mixed-media abduction survival guide. There’s lots of ransom-iffic goodness going on in this organic and highly tactile “course” design.

Kimberly Bourque

Kimberly Bourque shared her analog-based hurricane survival guide featuring a locator map, contact numbers, and evacuation decision map. Awesome, Kimberly!

Lance Treloar

Lance Treloar shared a low-tech guide to surviving an alien invasion. It could happen, you know? I really like the way Lance used contrasting line weights to visually group the steps.

Richard Watson

Richard Watson buzzed through this challenge with a colorful guide to surviving a killer bee invasion featuring FAQs, maps, how-tos, prevention, and removal steps, this is a “sweet” project. Richard took things up a notch by creating aninteractive version of his project that caused even more buzz.

Daniel Adeboye

Daniel Adeboye sketched a colorful step-by-step guide for coping with test anxiety. Simple and elegant solution featuring background information, do's and dont's, recovery and prevention tips. Nicely done, Daniel!

Dianne Hope

Dianne Hope shared a three-step bush fire safety guide that features how-tos for preparing, acting, and surviving. Thanks, Dianne!

Allison Nederveld

Allison Nederveld used Sharpies and watercolors to guide users through a hurricane disaster that features shelter news, FAQs and reminders, evacuation routes, and a safety checklist for dos and don’ts. Awesome project, Allison!

Hazel Brewer

Hazel Brewer joined her first challenge (Yay!) with a highly relevant zombie survival guide. Featuring branching sticky notes and safety maps, this is another creative example of lo-fi course designs. Thanks for sharing, Hazel!

Dan Sweigert

Dan Sweigert sketched a Survivorman-themed survival guide for surviving a cruise ship disaster. Featuring bold graphics and tips for shelter, food, and safety, these sketches are a great solution to pen and paper course design. Thanks, Dan!

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