Reaction gifs? You’ve probably seen one or more BuzzFeed gif articles using this creative form of storytelling.
Admittedly, I never paid much attention to them until I stumbled across this reaction gif post from Melissa Milloway. If you’ve built a few courses, chances are you can relate to most of those reactions.
Sure, the animated images are silly but they work. The reason the images work is that they’re relevant to the headings. And selecting meaningful images is a big part of course design. It’s also what this week’s challenge is all about!
I’ll kick things off with 10 reaction gifs for when...
1. You're the first person to post a demo in the latest challenge
2. Your example gets featured in our weekly Epiphanies newsletter
3. You receive a little too much feedback on your example
4. Someone offers you freelance work after seeing your examples
5. The latest challenge is something you’re already working on
6. You learn a new trick in Storyline that you didn’t think was possible
7. How you feel before posting your very first e-learning challenge
8. How you feel immediately after posting your very first e-learning challenge
9. It’s Thursday and you haven’t started your challenge
10. How you feel every time you visit E-Learning Heroes
Challenge of the Week
This week your challenge is to share a collection of reaction gifs for any e-learning topic you like.
You can share your example in a blog post or publish an example using Articulate Studio or Articulate Storyline. Both programs support animated gifs so that’s an option if you don’t want to post on your blog.
This is a lighter challenge so have fun with it and remember to keep things safe for work:-)
Here are a few places where you can find and create your own reaction gifs.
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:
Before you react to this week’s challenge, take a look at the amazing examples your fellow community designers shared in last week’s challenge:
Wishing you an animated week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to 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.