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I love the weekly elearning challenges. They get us to do things we may not often do on our own. We get to practice new techniques and think through different ideas. We also get to see how others approach the same challenge. I always find those a great source of inspiration.

Instructional Design E-Learning Challenge

Sometimes the elearning challenges poke a bit at what we do and not at how we build courses. For example, a recent challenge asked us to describe what elearning designers really do. You can see the recap in this post (scroll down a little). There are some clever descriptions.

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Another elearning challenge asked people to share their experiences and thoughts on elearning via a simple podcast.

This Week’s E-Learning Challenge

This week’s elearning challenge asks us to list 10 Things Instructional Designers Don’t Like to Hear.

Already, Tricia Ransom added her ten things in a blog post. Jason Morris created an infographic. And both Nicola Redfearn and Jackie Van Nice created funny little multimedia modules.

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Are you ready to take up the elearning challenge? What are the ten things you don’t like to hear? Jump into the community and share your thoughts.

Tom’s note:

Last week I noticed that all of the blog emails weren’t delivered. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the blog post on how to volunteer to help NGOs and non-profit organizations build their courses.


Free E-Learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs

Participate in the weekly e-learning challenges to sharpen your skills

Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Lots of cool e-learning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Getting Started? This e-learning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

6 responses to “What Instructional Designers Don't Want to Hear”

Thanks for the laughs. We need to laugh at your frustrations.

(Half way through production) “Oh, did we mention that it needs to be mobile compatible on all devices too?”

One of the best blogs! All of us are familiar with these and have heard it countless number of times! Love the way the content has been represented as well!

November 2nd, 2014

very useful information. good article

November 21st, 2014

Thanks Tom. I shared Ncola’s offering with my team. They loved it! Really resonated with everyone.

Nice article