One of the most important goals of e-learning is helping learners acquire and apply new skills and knowledge.
Designing effective e-learning requires practice and being able to adapt your learning designs to fit your learners. And other times, it’s just about finding ways to make the course feel less like a course and more like a game.
This week, we’re diggin’ in the crates and dusting off our favorite childhood board games. Why? Because those classic board games are the inspiration behind this week’s challenge.
We’ve seen some great examples of classic board games redesigned as e-learning courses. Here are a few examples to help you get started:
Hunt, seek, sink, and win in the classic combat game. Originally a pencil and paper game, Battleship remains one of the most popular board games today.
Here’s a great example of how a classic game can be reimagined as an e-learning game. The source file is provided so you can peek under the hood hull.
Chutes and Ladders
Cool use of drag-and-drop in this mobile-version of Operation by Linda Lorenzetti.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to design a short game or interaction based on a popular board game.
Rules: Challenges, like board games, wouldn’t be fun without a few rules. Actually, we only have one rule this week: New challenge entries only.
We’ve hosted six, game-based challenges over the past few years and the entries were amazing. To keep the awesomeness going, please share a new game-based example in this challenge.
Bonus: If your challenge entry fits in a previous challenge, you’re welcome to share it. This way you get more mileage out of your work. See? I’m not a total meanie!
Hands down, game-based challenges are some of our most popular challenges. If you want to know what’s possible with e-learning games, check out the previous challenges and recaps.
- Create a Simple E-Learning Game #24
- Font Games and Interactions for E-Learning Designers #51
- E-Learning Games for Kids #59
- E-Learning Games to Improve Punctuation and Grammar #75
- E-Learning Buzzword Bingo Games #98
- Memory Game Makeovers #121
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you roll the dice in this week’s challenge, check out the incredible simulations your fellow course designers shared in last week’s Red Bead Experiment challenge:
Wishing you a great 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.