E-learning Heroes Challenge #106 Design an e-learning cereal box

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Breakfast cereal don’t get my taste buds going, but this challenge certainly got my creative juices flowing. The wonderful community at Articulate had a great idea to create a cereal box with an e-learning theme. The learning industry is awash with buzzwords all promoting the latest fad, so I went with a new one, which, is also a good one.

Cognitive Overload

‘Thin slices’ created by expert Stephen Myers, explains single-concept learning, where the learner is given information one concept at a time, to help information overload.

Box creation

Once I had chosen ‘Thin slices’ and cognitive overload, I soon had the idea of the look I wanted. The longest bit was get the colour scheme and finding a font that suited the design.


I used Powerpoint for the background and shapes.

Dafont is an excellent font resource. I used  ‘Cut the Crap’ !

Cereal box ELH


I wasn’t overly happy with the image above it didn’t feel cereal enough.

Here’s my updated effort. With more of a story feel to it

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bespoke artwork in elearning

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In this post I hope to create a discussion around unique artwork/ images in elearning. Have you ever done numerous (and often fruitless) searches through stock catalogues? Then had to ‘make do’ with alternative images that changed your storyboard from what you initially conceived? Most instructional designers are creative thinkers and multi taskers, but are they artists? Looking at most of the course samples on the excellent e-learning heroes website the majority are proficient in powerpoint graphics but not many contain unique/ bespoke artwork. (see below)

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But why not get exactly what you want? Here at Opensoft Training we can provide unique artwork to suit your needs. Meet Nora,(see below) the shopkeeper from our latest elearning course for a local business forum. Try bespoke artwork for your next elearning course

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