E-Learning Listicles: Top 10 E-Learning and Instructional Design Tips

E-Learning & Instructional Design Tips #324: Challenge | Recap

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an interactive listicle of 10 things course designers should know about e-learning or instructional design.

What is a listicle? 

A listicle is an article that's written in a list format. The list items are usually expanded into one or more paragraphs making it more like an article.

What format should I use for my list?

Your entry can be a static list, blog post, explainer videos, an interactive graphic, infographic, or anything else you'd like to create.

We hosted a similar challenge four years ago, and the examples were terrific. Here are a few highlights to help you get started.

Interactive Slider Listicles

I like the way Tania Vercoelen converted her top 10 list into a slider interaction. Sliders are a great way to chunk content and focus learners' attention on a single idea or concept.

Interactive Slider Listicles

View the e-learning list

Click-and-Reveal Listicles

Here’s another idea for presenting your top 10 list. Using simple click-and-reveal interactions, Anastasia Laur takes learners on a linear journey by stepping through each tip or idea.

Click-and-Reveal Listicles

View the e-learning list

Rise 360 for Listicles

I can’t think of a better way to present a list than with Rise 360. Just about every block type would work well for presenting a series of lists. Check out the way Rachael Vergara approached her e-learning tips in this example.

Rise 360 for Listicles

Views the e-learning list

Lo-Fi Listicles

Are you pressed for time this week? Share your top 10 list in the comments, and I’ll recap them as a screenshot. Here’s how Tricia Ransom shared her tips in the original challenge.

Lo-Fi Listicles

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start  your own thread and share a link to your published example.
  • 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.
  • Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you create your e-learning listicle, check out the interactive coloring book examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week.

Interactive Coloring Book Activities in E-Learning #323

Interactive Coloring Books in E-Learning #323: 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.

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Katie Gibbs

This is my first time submitting an ELH Challenge. Because I wanted to learn more about designing accessible eLearning--and practice some of the skills to create accessible modules--I decided to do my my Listicle on this topic. I will be the first one to admit that I have more skills to learn in this area! Alas, I ran out of time to add narration and an accompanying transcript. I would love comments on what features you would add (or things you would change) to enhance the accessibility of this module. In the meantime, I hope you have a little fun learning about this topic. I certainly had a blast making it! https://360.articulate.com/review/content/0ae72f02-02e7-49cb-a556-b4b1f4084136/review P.S. The entire look and feel of this project was inspired by the background I fou... Expand