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e-learning success at DemoFest

A guest post by Elizabeth Pawlicki, Senior Customer Advocacy Manager, Articulate.

Last week I was at Devlearn, one of my favorite events of the year. After no event in 2020 and a scaled-back Articulate presence in 2021, it was nice to be back and see some familiar faces and meet so many new people.

What I enjoy the most about Devlearn is DemoFest, where people show off real e-learning projects. And they showed up in big ways, with examples ranging from health literacy to escape games to how to make hamburgers. In fact, the Guild is going to do a webinar highlighting the various entries.

Personally, I like DemoFest because it gets me out of the weeds. I get to use Articulate 360 while helping customers, but I don’t often get to stretch my creative muscles and build big courses. That’s why I love the projects at DemoFest. What people share is so inspiring.

Another reason I like DemoFest is that it’s frustrating to see discussions in places like LinkedIn, where there’s lots of complaining about what everyone in the industry is doing wrong, but those same complainers rarely share their examples of what to do right.

Do you know why?

Because it’s easy to be a critic, especially when you don’t show your own work. It’s much more challenging to be vulnerable and put your work out there to be judged. Kudos to those who bravely shared their work (especially the student projects from Bloomsburg University).

Events like this are how I connect with our customers and hear all the cool things people are working on. I love talking to folks in the booth and hearing what kind of courses they’re building, but seeing someone sharing their work to hundreds of DemoFest attendees is really special. And what always strikes me is how impactful these courses can be. E-learning courses can contribute to cost savings, time savings, reduction of waste, and about a million other objectives.

What’s Your E-Learning Success Story?

Not everyone gets to go to Devlearn and share their courses. But everyone has a story. What courses are you building? How has e-learning helped your organization? I’m fired up from DevLearn and I’ll be doing a series of success stories and case studies about the great work our customers are doing.

Do you have something you want to share? I would love to chat with you. You can either fill out this form or send me an email at


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.

One response to “What’s Your E-Learning Success Story?”

Well said Elizabeth!

Especially “…where there’s lots of complaining about what everyone in the industry is doing wrong, but those same complainers rarely share their examples of what to do right.”

It’s hard to believe how much energy is expended in complaining about stuff when you could be putting that energy into something productive.

Love your idea, hope you get lots of responses 🙂