Using Drag-and-Drop Interactions in E-Learning #321

Using Drag-and-Drop in E-Learning #321:  Challenge | Recap

Drag-and-drop interactions are a fantastic way to compel learners to lean forward and interact with the course content. They’re one of the most versatile and engaging interactions because they can be used many different ways. Some common use cases include: 

  • Sorting activities where users drag and drop facts into different categories
  • Practicing real-world skills by placing objects into certain positions
  • Process activities that require learners to drag and drop steps into their correct order
  • Navigation activities where users drag and drop objects to navigate from one slide to another

Challenge of the Week 

This week, your challenge is to build and share a fresh drag-and-drop e-learning interaction. Drag and drops are always some of the most popular examples and downloads. Feel free to include your source file if you’re able to share. 

Resources and Webinars 

New Entries Only!

For this week’s challenge, we’re asking you only share new examples. You're welcome to rework an earlier example or come up with something entirely different.

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 drop some sweet new interactions, check out the interactive tabs examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:



30 Interactive Examples of Tab Navigation in E-Learning #320


 Tabs Interaction in E-Learning RECAP #320: 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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Samanta Chittolina
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I agree with Samuel. This was a great idea for using drag and drop, sharing vocabulary when the student drops the item in the right place. I had some trouble, however, know what was the right place. Perhaps some other visual cues? There was no logical reason to me why the cat should be in the middle of the road, or the bird should be where it was. If you are dealing with very young children, you might have the target be a shadow of the shape you want them to drop. If older children, you could place things around the drop spot which make the drop item more obvious ( a nest or another tree for the bird, a ball of yarn or a mouse for the cat, some acorns on the ground for the tree?) These are just my thoughts and I hope you know that I wouldn't offer them unless I thought they would... Expand

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