Get to Know Your E-Learning Community with Two Truths and a Lie

E-Learning Icebreaker Games #91: Challenge | Recap

I was in Toronto for the eACH Conference last week. Between sessions, I met with some enthusiastic course designers who wanted to know more about freelancing, user groups, and the weekly challenges.

At one point in our conversation, someone compared the weekly challenges to a giant campfire where designers gather to show and share ideas without worrying about being bit by mosquitoes. People rule.

Icebreaker Games (E-Learning Style)

If you’ve ever worked in the corporate world, you likely played the icebreaker game, Two Truths and a Lie.

It’s a classic get-to-know-you game where people reveal two truths and one lie about themselves. The objective is to guess which statement is false. Tons of fun, right?

I hope one day we’ll find a way to gather around a real campfire and share e-learning stories. In the meantime, there’s a lot we can do online to practice our e-learning skills and learn a little more about one another.

Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to create a playful interaction using the Two Truths and a Lie icebreaker game. You can build anything you like this week.

Possible variations could include: Two Truths and a Dream. Or go with your favorite icebreaker game to share some a little about yourself. We just want to learn a little more about you and help others discover something that might not otherwise come out in regular discussions.

Interaction Ideas

You can build anything you like this week. Here are a few ideas that might work for your entry:

  • Matching game: Ask learners to match terms or phrases to a Truth and Lie column
  • Drag-and-Drop: Learners drag truths and lies to the Real You and the Not Real You
  • True-False: Learners have to answer a series of T/F questions animating on the screen.
  • Game Show Quiz: Transport your learners to a T.V. game show where they compete for prizes by answering questions about you.
  • Slider Survey: Learners answer questions about you using a slider to answer true, false, mostly true, and mostly false.

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 rush off and lay your cards on the table, check out the interactive conversations your fellow community members had over the past week:

10 Examples of Interactive Scenarios #90

Interactive Conversations Recap #90: Challenge | Recap


Wishing you an honest week—and that's' no lie, 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.

Michael Burns
Michael Burns
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