Since the onset of COVID-19 organizations hurrying to proceed training to formats have been seen by us. A challenge has been to operate yet when possible do more than simply create click-next screens of offer or text hours of lecture, with little else, in a assembly format that is virtual. In some cases you will find , possibly better, alternatives that are less-traditional which could be made and deployed quickly.
Text-based messaging can operate nicely in lieu of a strategy. We see examples of the with associations offering content in bites of around approximately five minutes per week, with messages delivered across the span of a few days or months. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample route to the Arist competition on inclusion and accessibility (you can register in the class for free here). Learners choose the time of day and can subscribe to email or texts content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show the articles of that a day.
Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson on accessibility
Figure 3: Lesson closes with links to resources and query for reflection
As with the example previously, learning experiences delivered by email can offer nudges and spaced learning to encourage behavior change and preserve new habits. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for students, and is already embedded in the workflow. In her recent Learning Solutions informative article on the topic, ways learning can be used for topics such as compliance and Immunology are discussed by Sarah Mercier. She also brought the subject on a Shoestring Online Conference into the recent L&D of The eLearning Guild.
Figure 4: Example of a email instruction bite to get a workplace safety course
The text and email examples above illustrate the idea of learning frequently: A series of learning activities provided over time, and attempts . The example below mainly provides behavior prompts–simple to harder–instead of lots of instructional content. The objective of this campaign: To create a custom of giving opinions. Campaigns could be provided via an assortment of formats to text into messaging or LMS notifications.
Figure 5: Example of tasks for a learning campaign with the goal of helping managers develop a habit of giving feedback
Medtronic medical device manufacturer and Allego sales willingness platform teamed up to create a solution and COVID patients. Hospitals, many distressed for ventilators, are taking whatever they could get, such as products with which they have no experience. This is coupled with a situation in which ventilator manufacturer repetitions and respiratory therapists are in short supply. This involved an campaign from both partners to convince producers to share proprietary information in an open way and also to provide translations. The program is available to any healthcare professional for free. Watch this Allego site.
Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance program Offers healthcare workers with ventilator training from all major ventilator manufacturers
Looking past methods to familiar applications and innovative collaborations can help provide timely, effective, engaging learning experiences. Try to look past talking-head virtual meetings and articles that is next-button for approaches that could enhance your offerings, even if functioning under abrupt and difficult constraints.