Ebola Training

E-Learning Challenge #54: Challenge Recap

A few years ago, Tom and I participated in the Global Giveback competition. Sponsored by LINGOs, the campaign paired course designers with humanitarian organizations that needed e-learning.  

In just over two months, volunteers created more than 40 e-learning projects to help people in the developing world.  It was really cool to be a part of something so meaningful.

Quick Guides and Rapid Response Training

Just last month, LINGOs partnered with DisasterReady.org to share a free, Ebola Awareness Quick Guide. It’s a short course that provides basic awareness on the Ebola outbreak. The course is also a good example of rapid response training.

Ebola Awareness Quick Guide

Challenge of the week

This week your challenge is to design a learning interaction around the Ebola outbreak. You don’t have to create a full course on the Ebola virus. Instead, focus on something short and quick to address one area of the virus.

Here are three examples to give you some ideas on how you could approach this week’s challenge.

Treating Ebola: By the Numbers

See what’s required to treat a single Ebola patient each day.

View the interactive graphic

Ebola Virus Disease — Current Knowledge

This interactive graphic from NEMJ.org provides information on past and present Ebola outbreaks.

View the interactive graphic

History of Ebola outbreaks

Interactive timeline showing the number of outbreaks between 1976 and 2014. The timeline autoplays but can also be dragged for more control.

View the interactive map and timeline 

Topic ideas

Here are a few more topic ideas to get you started:

  • General information about Ebola and the outbreak.

  • How does Ebola compare with other infectious diseases?

  • Safety tips for healthcare and aid workers

  • Facts vs. Myths about Ebola

  • What are typical signs and symptoms of infection?

  • How do people become infected with the Ebola virus?

  • What do Americans (or citizens of your country) need to know?

  • 5 tips for talking to your kids about Ebola

  • How does Ebola affect the human body?

  • Ebola FAQ

  • What can I do? Can it be prevented? Is there a vaccine?


Share your e-learning work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published project and blog post.

  • Forums: Create your own thread in our E-Learning Heroes forums and share a link to your published demo.

  • 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: Reply to this Facebook post with a link to your example.

Last week’s challenge

Take a look at the pictogram characters your fellow community members shared in last week’s e-learning challenge:

DIY E-Learning Characters: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a response-ready week, E-Learning Heroes!

More about 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. 

Even if you’re using a trial version of Studio ’13 or Storyline, you can absolutely publish your challenge files. Just sign up for a fully functional, free trial, and have at it. And remember to post your questions and comments in the forums; we're here to help.

Jennifer Valley
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