Zombie Survival Training #55


E-Learning Challenge #55: Challenge | Recap

At times it seems like a course designer’s work is never done. Whether it’s battling corporate malfeasance, improving vocabulary, solving world health issues, or fixing e-learning mistakes, there’s always a new training opportunity. The weekly e-learning challenges were designed to help course designers develop the skills to take on any training challenge… including the Zombie Apocalypse.

This is no joke. Even the Defense Department has a zombie survival plan in place. It’s called CONOP 888 and it’s a how-to guide for military planners trying to isolate the threat from a menu of the undead—from chicken zombies to vegetarian zombies and even "evil magic zombies"—and destroy them. E-learning just got real! 

 Scenario planning for a zombie apocalypse is what this week’s challenge is all about. Before moving into the challenge, check out some of the creative, zombie-themed games, and interactions course designers shared in the community.

Zombie College: 5 Rules of Lab Safety 

A serene college campus in western North Carolina has a dark secret. Watch Zombie College, the short film. Play the mini-game and help Jack and Amy escape! Listen to the song, and download classroom activities.

View Zombie College: 5 Rules of Lab Safety

View Zombie College: 5 Rules of Lab Safety

 Rigger Mortis

Community member Jerson Campos shared an illustrated zombie character in the forums. To demonstrate how the character could be used, Jerson created a short interactive story.

View Rigger Mortis

View Rigger Mortis

Zombie Apocalypse Survival: Quiz

Simple but lengthy quiz helps you determine your survival readiness. Lots of good content ideas in this one.

View the most comprehensive Zombie Survival quiz

View the most comprehensive Zombie Survival quiz 

Zombie Apocalypse Quiz

How long would you survive a zombie apocalypse?

Zombie Apocalypse Quiz

View the Zombie Apocalypse Quiz

Zombie Feud?

Okay this game doesn’t exist, yet I can’t help but think that some of the creative demos folks shared in earlier challenges could be used as the foundation for your Zombie survival guide. Dan's E-Learning Feud is begging for a zombie makeover. 

Zombie Feud

E-Learning Feud by Dan Sweigert

Challenge of the week

This week your challenge is to design a training interaction, job aid, or mini-course to help learners prepare for and survive the Zombie Apocalypse.


Here are a few resources, templates, and articles that could help your course planning. 

Community freebies

Community discussions

More ideas and resources

E-Learning Heroes Freebies: PowerPoint  | Storyline

Your starting point doesn’t have to be a zombie-themed template. Instead, try working from a corporate template or game that features the interaction you want. Once you have that in place, you can apply your zombie design.

E-Learning challenges and templates 

Check out our free PowerPoint and Storyline downloads for starter templates. The e-learning challenges are another great source for ideas and inspiration. 

Branching scenarios and interactions

Share your e-learning work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published project and blog post.

  • Forums: Create your own thread in our E-Learning Heroes forums and share a link to your published demo.

  • 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: Reply to this Facebook post with a link to your demo.

Last week’s Ebola Training challenge

Before you jump into this week's challenge, take a look at the creative training demos your fellow community members shared in last week's challenge:

Rapid Response Training: Ebola Crisis 

Rapid Response Training: Ebola Crisis (#54): Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a drop-dead terrific week, E-Learning Zombies!

More about the 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.

Even if you’re using a trial version of Studio ’13 or Storyline, you can absolutely publish your challenge files. Just sign up for a fully functional, free trial, and have at it. And remember to post your questions and comments in the forums; we're here to help.