Bulleted lists are hands-down one of the most common ways to break up large blocks of text in e-learning. They’re quick and easy to create, and when used appropriately, bullets can improve:
But like any formatting technique, overuse of bullets can overwhelm or confuse learners and make your content difficult to digest.
So, how can course designers create more effective variations of bulleted lists that keep learners focused and engaged? That’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share one or more ideas for reducing on-screen text and bullet points in e-learning. Your example can be static or interactive, and you can use any app to create your demo.
- Reducing Bullet Points and On-screen Text in E-Learning
- 5 Ideas for Turning Boring Bullets Into Engaging Interactions
- 6 Rise 360 Blocks to Use Instead of Bullet Points
- Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Rid of Bullet Points
- Convert Your Bullet Points to Interactive E-Learning with Video
- Beyond the Bullets: 6 Great Uses For Dingbat Fonts
Share Your E-Learning Work
- Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
- Forums: Start a new 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 to your posts so your great work gets even more exposure.
- Social media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can follow your e-learning coolness.
✨Last Week’s Challenge:
To help you calculate the best approach for this week’s bullet point challenge, check out the financial calculator examples shared over the past week:
🏆 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.
📅 Next Week’s Challenge
- Next week's challenge (9/15/23): Using Escape Rooms in E-Learning. See challenge #198 to learn more about this challenge.
Got an idea for a challenge? Are you interested in doing a webinar showcasing how you made one or more challenge demos? Or do you have some comments for your humble challenge host? Use this anonymous form to share your feedback: https://bit.ly/ElearningChallengeForm.