I’ve always been a huge fan of DIY sites like Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, LifeHack, and HowStuffWorks. They offer amazing tips and tricks for any topic you can imagine. Whether you’re looking to decode supermarket labels, manage your finances, or eat healthy snacks while gaming, they’ve got you covered.
If there’s one thing I wish they included it’s a multimedia component. It wouldn’t have to be anything complicated, just a simple tabs, marker, quiz, game, slideshow, or any common interaction to help support the practical tips they share. Let’s take a look at a typical how-to guide that is in desperate need of a multimedia makeover.
Home Security Tips from a Burglar
Most people don’t think about home security until after they’ve been burglarized. This week, we’re thinking about it; specifically, how to design awesome training around it.
For this week’s challenge, you’ll not only think about security, you’ll design training that helps learners improve their home security.
Your source material will be a how-to guide from Lifehacker. The article features home security tips from a bona-fide burglar.
That’s right. Instead of asking security experts, they flipped things around by going straight to the source to learn what makes houses attractive for robbing.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to design a short lesson, quiz, or interaction on home security. You can use the Lifehacker post as a starting point or source your own content.
- Make Your Home More Secure by "Casing Your Joint"
- Easy and Cheap Ways to Increase Your Home's Security Based on Burglars' Habits
- Burglar-Proof Your Home: A Complete Guide to Home Security
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you lock down this week’s challenge, check out the creative navigation ideas your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:
Wishing you a safe and secure week, E-Learning Heroes!
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.
***NOTE: Please don’t use Google Drive or Dropbox to host your projects. Both companies have announced that they’re no longer going to support HTML projects.
You can use our Dropbox file request link to send me your zipped output: https://www.dropbox.com/request/jrqHXAxWwbts234Y4xak. Please include your first and last name and challenge number in the file name: DavidAnderson_122.zip.