Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth

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Since the start of COVID-19 organizations hurrying to move training that was F2F to online formats have been seen by us. In a current eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least some”live” content has been shifted to some other way of delivery. A challenge has been to work yet when potential do more than simply create click-next screens of offer or text hours of lecture, with little else, in a virtual meeting format. In certain instances you will find , perhaps better, alternatives that are less-traditional that could be created and deployed quickly.
Text
Messaging may work in lieu of a strategy. We see examples of this with organizations offering content in bites of up to about 5 minutes each message, with messages delivered throughout the period of weeks or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently assembled a sample route for the Arist competition on accessibility and inclusion (you are able to register in the class at no cost here). Learners can subscribe to email or texts and decide on the time of day content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show the articles of that a day.

Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson on accessibility

Email
Much like the text-format example above, learning experiences delivered by email can offer learning and nudges to promote behavior change and preserve customs. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for learners, and is already embedded in the workflow. In her current Learning Solutions informative article on the topic, Sarah Mercier discusses ways email-based learning may be used for diverse topics such as compliance and Immunology. She brought the subject to The eLearning Guild’s current L&D on a Shoestring Online Conference.

Figure 4: Example of a instruction snack to get a workplace safety course
Learning campaigns
The email and text examples above illustrate the idea of learning attempts: A series of learning activities and frequently including different mediums, designed to provide nudges that support behavior change. The example below provides behavior prompts–simple to harder–rather than tons of educational content. The goal of this effort. Campaigns could be offered via a variety of formats, from email to messaging or LMS notifications to text.

New alliances
Allego sales willingness platform and medtronic device maker teamed up to make a solution with effect on the hospital employees of today — and COVID patients. Hospitals are taking whatever they could get, including products with which they have no experience. This can be coupled with a situation where respiratory therapists and ventilator manufacturer repetitions are in short supply. This involved an enormous 24/7 effort from both spouses to convince producers to share information in such an open manner and also to provide translations. The app is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. See this Allego site to learn more.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app Offers healthcare workers with ventilator instruction from all ventilator manufacturers
Looking traditional approaches to tools and collaborations will help provide timely, effective, engaging learning experiences. Try to look past virtual meetings and articles for approaches that could improve your offerings, even if working under constraints that are difficult and abrupt.

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