How Are E-Learning Designers Using AI to Build Online Training? #416

Using AI in E-Learning #416: Challenge | Recap

When it comes to e-learning, today’s authoring apps make it easier than ever to build interactive training. In addition, today’s course designers don’t need to know how to write code to design engaging courses. 

But even with the advancements in e-learning tools, course creators still face common challenges such as content expertise, graphic design, time constraints, and insufficient resources. This is where the power of artificial intelligence (AI) can help.

So, whether you're generating quiz questions and feedbackanimating characters, or transforming text into captivating images, there's likely an AI-based app that can help speed up production. And that's what this week's challenge is all about.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to show how AI can be used in e-learning or instructional design. Please briefly describe the app(s) you used to create your demo.

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
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Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you join the AI revolution, check out the creative ways course designers chunk and organize content with scrolling panels:

25 Ways to Chunk Content with Scrolling Panels #415

Scrolling Panels in E-Learning RECAP #415: Challenge | Recap

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.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article

Next Week’s Challenge & Webinar

  • Next week's challenge #417 (May 19): Give your E-Learning an Accessibility Makeover. See challenge #353 to get a feel for what we’re doing in this challenge.
  • Upcoming webinar (May 23): Unlock the Secrets of Accessible E-Learning. I’m teaching a class on accessibility this week and plan to showcase the current challenge and your examples. See ya’ll in the session!

Got an idea for a challenge? Are you interested in doing a webinar showcasing how you made one or more challenge demos? Or do you have some comments for your humble challenge host? Use this anonymous form to share your feedback:

Jonathan Hill
Tom Kuhlmann
Jodi M. Sansone
Chris Hodgson
Chris Hodgson
Jodi M. Sansone
Ange CM
Ron Katz
Daniel Holthouse
Tracy Carroll
Daniel Turner-Gallastegui

Bonjour Heroes. I asked several AIs how to use AI in e-learning. They replied: -I can design a complete course on any topic -I can identify the needs of the learners -I can define course objectives -I can design step-by-step learning as precisely as an expert -I can imagine a storytelling based on any reference -I can write every part of every screen - I can translate it into any language -I can design all the quizzes, with different levels of difficulty. - I can adjust the feedbacks according to the learners' answers -I can draw the illustrations and infographics -I can make the videos -I can animate the avatars -I can compose and play the music -I can do the voice-overs -I can calculate the effectiveness of the training - I can suggest that you take some time for yoursel... Expand

Ange CM

Thierry, Judging from the AI's answers that you quoted, it certainly doesn't lack confidence, and it is gifted with extrasensory perception too! "I can identify the needs of the learners." I'm on the fence about it too. I seriously doubt it will ever better a creative mind and talent, but it may well homogenize creativity and make fast, cheap, low quality an acceptable norm across the board. Cost. Not for the first time. I do see some positive in it for learning. But like all tech it depends on the demographic of the people who do the programming, and importantly how a user uses it, and that is always a wild card. I think, like many inventions it will be a benefit and a liability. Which side will eventually get the upper hand and at what cost? Expand

Jodi M. Sansone
Tracy Carroll
Lisa Listama

Hey all, Here is my AI work. I use Chat GPT like an assistant who has more creative ideas than I do. I wanted to make an insurance course built in Rise by making it Rise....yes you read that right. I asked Chat GPT to create scripts for a Michael HIll (jewellery company that I work for) game show, a game show host character, and come up with game ideas based on the content I needed to test the learners on. I was also low on imagination so I asked it to create module titles that were content-specific but fun. Here is the whole course. Jump to Challenge One, Two, Three and Four to see the scripts and ideas in action. Overall, it was a super fun way to turn Rise quizzes into a game and outsour... Expand

Ron Katz
Amaly Gillig
Ralf Hartmann

I tried another way to be supported by AI. ChatGPT should give me an e-learning draft in terms of text and content. I wrote an instruction for ChatGPT to create this text, quiz and give proposals for graphics to be used within e-learning. My instruction is very general and can be used for many topics. In my instruction the word TOPIC need to be replaced by the "real topic" of the e-Learning. Example: Replace "TOPIC" with "CAR INSURANCE" or "ASTRONOMY" or "PAPERMAKING", if this should be the focus of your e-learning. The ChatGPT outcome should be used as draft only and need to be finalised by "a human". It might make sense to delete some aspects in the instructions text, depending on the focused topic. Give the instruction text (see below) to ChatGPT. ChatGPT might stop all of... Expand

Ilona Winnemore
Jackie Matuza

Hi Heroes! I have heard from friends that they like using ChatGPT to facilitate brainstorming and thought this was a great use for elearning design as well as I think getting started can be the hardest part. I liked the linked YT video above which used ChatGPT to generate quiz questions so I started there but then also had ChatGPT generate learning objectives, scenarios, drag-and-drop options, and character names. Some of the content I used, but most were helpful to get me moving in a direction and I then generated my own items - great for breaking writer's block! Below is a link to a spreadsheet with all my ChatGPT prompts and responses so you can see what I tried and also how I adjusted my requests as I went to improve my responses for what I was looking for. I plan to keep building this... Expand

Cyd Walker