We had a lively discussion this week on finding your niche in the e-learning industry. One of my takeaways was the need for course designers to think strategically about the courses they include in their portfolios.
When companies are hiring or contracting, they tend to look for industry-related examples. So, if a medical company is looking to contract course designers, they’re likely to notice portfolios with medical examples.
Since the e-learning challenges are all about helping you practice your skills while building your portfolio, this week’s challenge is to build some medical content to round out your project portfolio.
Challenge of the Week
This week your challenge is to build an e-learning game, presentation, or interaction for a medical topic or concept. You can pick any area of healthcare you like but the focus should be around the medical industry.
You can use Articulate Studio ’13, Storyline, PowerPoint or another authoring tool to build your medical interaction.
Here are some resources that might help you build your challenge entry. If you have any suggestions for free medical or healthcare content, please share them in the comments below. I would really like to offer more content sources for this challenge.
- American Heart Association’s Interactive Cardiovascular Library
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention Health Care
- Free Online Health & Medical Classes
- E-Learning Challenge #6: Bring This Medical Training Course Back to Life
Bryan Jones shared a free medical pack in the forums this morning. This looks like a great starter kit to help you build your demo.
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.
- Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
- Facebook: Share your work on our Facebook page by replying to this Facebook post with a link to your example.
Last Week’s Challenge
To give your e-learning portfolio a clean bill of health, check out last week’s Super Bowl challenge:
Wishing you a healthy week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning 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.