Seven years ago, we started the e-learning challenges to help course designers practice and develop their skills while also building an e-learning portfolio.
Though the challenges are always practical and based on core e-learning skills (even this one), they aren’t usually tied to specific causes or real-world topics.
I think the last topic-specific challenge we did was during the Ebola virus outbreak. The examples you shared were amazing and helped educate all of us on a difficult topic.
With COVID-19, we have another opportunity to help others learn about this virus, how it spreads, and how to stay safe.
COVID-19 E-Learning Examples
We’re already seeing some timely and well-designed COVID-19 examples shared in the community. Below is a list of interactions and mini-courses that Allison curated.
- Free Course Template About Coronavirus by Karlis Sprogis
- COVID-19 Rise Course by Sarah Bezanson
- Free Tabs Template download - Coronavirus info by Tracy Carroll
- The Coronavirus Awareness Course by Syed Amjad ali
- Basic COVID-19 Storyline Course by Lauren Cauley
- Washing hands instruction by Paul Alders
- COVID-19 - Saudi Aramco Training & Development and John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare by Nitin Puri
If you shared one of the examples, please re-post in this post’s comments so others can offer feedback.
Last week, Articulate shared a carefully-researched Rise course on the novel coronavirus. If you’re looking for ideas on how to approach this week’s challenge, you’ll find a lot of great inspiration—and information—in this educational resource.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to build a short demo or interaction around the coronavirus disease. You don’t have to create a full course. Instead, focus on something short and quick to address one area of the virus.
Here are a few topic ideas to get you started:
- General information about COVID-19 and the outbreak
- How does COVID-19 compare with other infectious diseases?
- Safety tips for healthcare and aid workers
- Facts vs. myths about COVID-19
- What are some typical signs and symptoms of infection?
- How do people become infected with COVID-19?
- What do Americans (or citizens of your country) need to know?
- 5 tips for talking to your kids about COVID-19
- How does COVID-19 affect the human body?
- COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
- What can I do? Can it be prevented? Is there a vaccine?
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you build your rapid response demos, check out the scrolling panel examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:
Wishing you a safe and healthy week, E-Learning Heroes!
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.