Elearning inspiration: Ulka Academy, Uni of QLD, Tim Slade

Stuck for new ideas? Draw inspiration from these elearning examples from Ulka Academy, University of QLD and Tim Slade.

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Ukla Academy: Save the Island

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A neat little module demonstrating gamification in language learning.


Why we like it:

  • Gamification – levels that only unlock as you progress.
  • Personalized by using the learner’s name interactive language practice tasks built in feedback provided.
  • Provides the learner with an opportunity to review or retry the game.
  • Creative fun way for grammatical and lexical structures drills.

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University of Queensland: SBLi 4 Orthodontics


A one-stop shop for higher education program, based on real world scenarios to help students practise orthodontics.

Why we like it:

  • Good example of instructional design based on feedback loops.
  • Multi screen approach – giving 4 windows in one, so that you can see the scenario and the resources as well as the activity all at the same time.
  • Directed specifically at reducing the need to use multiple learning channels.

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Tim Slade: How to Cook a Turkey


mLearnCon DemoFest award winning entry, this little module is bursting with great examples of interactive elearning.

Why we like it:

  • Good example of how interactions can drive the discovery of content.
  • Takes inspiration from apps designed for tablet devices, the look and feel is bold and pleasing.
  • Great example of interactions including: slider, drag and drop, input text/numeric.
  • Nice example of using rules and variables to create a dynamic calculator to work out how long you need to cook your turkey.
  • Interactive pop-ups provide extra tips and hints.

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Post Primary Languages Initiative: Teachers’ Use of the Target Language (TL)


SHRC worked with the Post-Primary Languages Initiative on this elearning module to help language teachers.

Why we like it:

  • Great example of using authentic video from teachers to demonstrate good practice.
  • Show me, test me model learning model.
  • Self-reflection exercises allow teachers to set goals and print out their record for future reference.
  • Consistent look and feel.
  • Good use of transitions and audio voice over.

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