Learning Journals in Online Training #127

Learning Journals in E-Learning #127: Challenge | Recap

Learning Journals in E-Learning

One great example of a learning journal is one that is available throughout the course and features text entry fields to capture learners’ thoughts for each section of the course.

Example of Learning Journals in E-Learning

Avoiding Meeting Missteps By Dawn Ferrulo

What Would You Do?

Learning journals don’t need to be skeuomorphic or complicated interactions. A video, case study, or short paragraph is all you need to set up the scenario.

Ask a reflective question like “What would you do?” and include a blank text entry field so learners can jot down their answers.

What Would You Do?

Make it interactive by including an option for learners to compare their answers with an expert’s recommendation or response.

Compare Answers

The goal is to find creative ways to encourage learners to reflect in meaningful ways. And that’s what this week’s e-learning challenge is all about!

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that shows how learning journals and note-taking can be used in e-learning courses.


Tom has a good post on learning journals and reflective note-taking in e-learning: How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses.

Stephanie Harnett shared some awesome source files and screencasts on creating learning journals and notetaking:

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you journal on the cool ideas you intend to share in this week’s challenge, take a look at the multimedia learning examples community members shared in last week’s challenge:

Multimedia Learning Principles Applied to Online Training

Multimedia Learning Principles: ChallengeRecap


Wishing you a reflective week, E-Learning Heroes!

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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.