Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth


Since the onset of COVID-19 organizations rushing to move training to internet formats have been seen by us. In a recent eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least several”live” content has been changed to another means of delivery. A challenge is to operate quickly yet when possible do create displays of offer or text hours of lecture, with little else, at a meeting format that is digital. In some cases you will find , possibly better, options that are less-traditional which could be made and deployed.
Messaging may work in lieu of a much more usual strategy. We most often see examples of the with organizations offering content in snacks of around approximately 5 minutes each week, with messages delivered throughout the period of months or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently assembled a sample course to the Arist competition on inclusion and accessibility (you are able to enroll in the course at no cost here). Learners choose the time of day and can subscribe to email or texts new content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show that a day’s content.

Figure 1: Introduction to lesson on accessibility

Figure 2: Part 2 (of 3) of lesson

As with the illustration previously, learning experiences delivered by email can offer nudges and spaced learning sustain new habits and to encourage behaviour change. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for learners, and is currently embedded in the workflow. In her Learning Solutions article on this issue, Sarah Mercier discusses ways email-based learning may be used for diverse topics such as compliance and Immunology. She also brought the topic on a Shoestring Online Conference to The eLearning Guild.

Figure 4: Example of a email learning snack to get a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The email and text examples above illustrate the idea of learning A series of learning activities provided over time: campaigns, and often including distinct mediums, designed to supply nudges that encourage behaviour change. The example below mostly offers behavior prompts–easy to harder–rather than tons of content. The goal of this effort: To create a habit of giving opinions. Campaigns could be provided via many different formats to text to messaging or LMS notifications.

New alliances
Allego sales readiness platform and medtronic device maker teamed up to make a solution and COVID patients. Hospitals, many distressed for ventilators, are taking whatever they could get, such as products with which they have zero experience. This can be coupled with a scenario in which respiratory therapists and ventilator manufacturer repetitions are in short supply. Medtronic and Allego collaborated to make the Ventilator Training Alliance app that Includes ventilator training from all the Significant manufacturers (Drager, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Nihon Kohden, Phillips, Breas, Hillrom, Mindray, ResMed, Ventec Life Systems, Vyaire and Zoll) all in 1 place. This involved a huge 24/7 campaign from both partners; both also to provide translations and to convince manufacturers to discuss proprietary data in such an open manner. The app is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. Watch this Allego site.

Looking beyond traditional approaches to familiar applications and creative collaborations can help provide powerful, engaging learning experiences. Try to look beyond talking-head digital meetings and content that is next-button for strategies that could improve your offerings, even if working under hard and abrupt constraints.


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