Whether you work from your home, an office, or somewhere in between, your workspace can affect your productivity as well as your health. Since people are spending longer hours sitting in front of computers, companies are investing in ergonomic audits and training.
But ergonomics isn’t just about computers and sitting at desks. Ergonomic principles can be applied to any task you perform where your body is in motion. This includes activities like sports, household chores, and even how you carry school books.
While we may not know for certain if sitting will kill or not kill us, course designers can create awareness to improve productivity and reduce risk factors that lead to workplace injuries. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Posture and load distribution is equally important for cyclists. Simple things like seat height and position are essential to avoiding injury.
What are some ways you could use sliders, labeled graphics, and before-after visuals to demonstrate cycling ergonomics?
The amount of weight a child carries in their schoolbag can contribute to lower back pain. A general rule is for schoolbags to weigh no more than 10% of a child’s body weight.
How can sliders and drag-and-drop interactions be used to demonstrate recommended weight limits for students?
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an e-learning example for ergonomics training. You’re not limited to workplace-related topics so feel free to take on any form of ergonomics training you’d like.
Possible topics can include:
- Common ergonomic issues faced by employees
- Ergonomics case studies
- What is ergonomics?
- Effects of ergonomics on employee productivity
- Transform your desk into the ideal workspace.
- Anatomy of a healthy workplace.
- Practical ergonomics in the workplace.
- The effects of sitting at work.
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.
- Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
- Facebook: Share your work on our Facebook page by replying to this Facebook post with a link to your example.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you redesign your workspace, check out the science-based e-learning examples your fellow community members shared over the past week:
Wishing you a posture-perfect week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to 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.