After sharing my [shuffling flashcards interaction] with the eLearning community, I was thinking about how I typically use real flashcards. I cycle through the cards, removing cards I know and keeping in the pile the cards I need to review more. I set out to create an eLearning interaction that would simulate this.
By using a similar method used to create my shuffling flashcards, I changed the interaction a bit to allow a user to drag the card left or right to indicate that he or she feels confident with that flashcard, or if he or she needs more practice.
HOW THIS COULD HELP YOUR LEARNERS
This interaction would be great for any situation where learners could benefit from using real flashcards to review information. Perhaps you are creating an awareness-type course and you want learners to memorize information. You could be teaching vocabulary or acronyms at your establishment and want to give users an opportunity to review the information before taking a quiz. The added functionality here allows users to get rid of the cards they feel confident about and free up time to focus on the cards they don’t know.