Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth


Since the onset of COVID-19 we have seen organizations hurrying to proceed training that was F2F to internet formats. A challenge is to work fast yet when potential do create click-next screens of offer or text hours of lecture, with little else, at a digital assembly format. In some instances there are , possibly better, alternatives that are less-traditional that can be created and deployed quickly.
Messaging can work well in lieu of a much strategy. We see examples of the with associations offering content in snacks of up to about 5 minutes each week, together with messages delivered across the period of a couple of days or months. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample course to the Arist competition on inclusion and accessibility (you are able to enroll in the class at no cost here). Learners decide on the time of day and can subscribe to email or texts content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show a day’s articles.

Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson accessibility

As with the illustration that is text-format above, learning experiences can offer spaced learning and nudges preserve new habits and to promote behaviour change. 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 varied topics such as onboarding and compliance are discussed by Sarah Mercier. She brought the topic into the recent L&D of The eLearning Guild on a Shoestring Online Conference.

Figure 4: Example of an instruction bite for a workplace safety course
Learning campaigns
The email and text examples above illustrate the notion of learning A set of learning activities offered across time attempts, and often . The example below provides behavior prompts–easy to harder–instead of lots of content. The objective of this effort: To develop a custom of giving feedback. Campaigns can be offered to text via many different formats into instant messaging or LMS notifications.

New alliances
Medtronic device maker and COVID patients — and sales readiness platform recently teamed up to create a solution with impact on today’s hospital workers. Hospitals distressed for ventilators, are literally taking whatever they can get, such as products with. This can be coupled with a situation where ventilator manufacturer reps and respiratory therapists are in short supply. Medtronic and Allego collaborated to create the Ventilator Training Alliance app that contains ventilator training from all the major 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 an campaign from both spouses to provide translations for workers in non-English speaking states and to convince manufacturers to share proprietary data in an open manner. The app is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. Watch this Allego website.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app provides healthcare workers with ventilator training from all major ventilator manufacturers
Looking beyond traditional approaches to applications and innovative collaborations can help provide timely, effective learning experiences. Try to look beyond digital meetings and articles that is next-button for approaches that can improve your offerings, even when functioning under difficult and surprising constraints.


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