Using Google Doodles to Practice E-Learning #404

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Google Doodles are decorative changes made to the Google logo to celebrate a wide range of historical events and achievements. Doodles are a lot like e-learning courses. They can be static, illustrated, animated, gamified, or interactive.

Doodles are a playful way to teach history, culture, and science. For course designers, they’re a great way to practice e-learning. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Google Doodles

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to create an example using Google Doodles as your source of inspiration. Your entry can be illustrated, animated, or interactive.

Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Use as a starting point: Pick one or more Doodle elements, such as colors, themes, or illustrations, and use them in your own design.
  • Create your own Doodle: Pick an event or holiday and design your own Google Doodle based on it.
  • Make a static Doodle interactive: Use a static Doodle as a starting point and make it interactive.
  • Recreate a Doodle animation: Practice animation by recreating one or more Doodle animations. 

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.


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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.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article.

Next Week’s Challenge & Webinar

I'm hosting a webinar next week on using audio in Storyline 360. I'll reference this week's challenge in the session and share your examples in the session.

  • Next week's challenge (2/17/23): Using Interactive Audio in E-Learning #405. Topics can include soundboards, language learning, podcast interviews, narrated slideshows, and  more.
  • Upcoming webinar (2/14/23): Using Audio in Storyline 360

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:

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