Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth


Since the start of COVID-19 we’ve seen organizations rushing to move training that was F2F to formats. In a recent eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least some”live” content has been changed to some other means of delivery. A challenge is to work yet when potential do more than just create click-next screens of text or offer hours of lecture, with little else, at a meeting format that is digital. In some cases you will find , perhaps better, alternatives that are less-traditional that can be made and deployed more quickly.
Text-based messaging may work in lieu of a much more usual strategy. We often see examples of this with organizations offering content in bites of up to approximately five minutes per message, together with messages delivered throughout the period of months or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample route to the Arist contest on accessibility and inclusion (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 content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show the articles of a day.

Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson on accessibility

Figure 3: Lesson closes with links to additional resources and question for reflection
As with the example that is text-format previously, learning experiences delivered by email can offer learning and nudges preserve habits and to promote behaviour change. Email is ubiquitous, familiar, and comfortable for students, and is embedded in the workflow. In her Learning Solutions article on this issue, Sarah Mercier discusses ways learning may be used for topics like compliance and onboarding. She brought the topic on a Shoestring Online Conference to the recent L&D of The eLearning Guild.

Figure 4: Example of a learning bite to get a workplace safety course
Learning campaigns
The email and text cases above illustrate the idea of learning A series of learning activities provided over time attempts, and frequently including different mediums, designed to provide nudges that support behaviour change. The example below provides behavior prompts–easy to harder–instead of lots of instructional content. The objective of this effort: To develop a custom of giving opinions. Campaigns can be provided to text by means of many different formats to instant messaging or LMS notifications.

New alliances
Allego sales readiness platform and medtronic device manufacturer teamed up to create a solution with effect on the hospital employees of today — and COVID patients. Hospitals, many desperate for ventilators, are taking whatever they can get, including products with. This is coupled with a situation where respiratory therapists and ventilator manufacturer reps are in short supply. Medtronic and Allego collaborated to create the Ventilator Training Alliance app that contains ventilator instruction from all the Significant producers (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 enormous 24/7 effort from both partners also to provide translations for employees in non-English speaking states and to convince producers to share proprietary information in such an open way. The app is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. Watch this Allego website to learn more.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app provides ventilator instruction from all ventilator manufacturers to healthcare workers
Looking traditional approaches to familiar tools and creative collaborations will help provide timely, powerful, engaging learning experiences. Try to look articles that is next-button and past digital meetings for approaches that can improve your offerings, even when functioning beneath constraints that are abrupt and difficult.


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