Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth


Since the start of COVID-19 we have seen organizations hurrying to move training that was F2F to online formats. A challenge is to operate yet when potential do create click-next screens of offer or text hours of lecture, with little else, in a meeting format. In certain instances there are , perhaps better, alternatives that are less-traditional that can be made and deployed quickly.
Messaging may work well in lieu of a much more usual approach. We see examples of the with organizations offering content in snacks of around approximately five minutes per message, with messages delivered across the span of a few days or weeks. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample course for the Arist contest on accessibility and inclusion (you are able to register in the class at no cost here). Learners can subscribe to texts or email and choose the time of day new content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show that a day’s content.

Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson accessibility

Figure 3: Lesson closes with links to further resources and question for reflection
Much like the example previously, learning experiences delivered by email can offer nudges and learning to promote behavior change and sustain habits. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for students, and is embedded in the workflow. In her recent Learning Solutions informative article on the topic, Sarah Mercier discusses ways email-based learning may be used for topics like compliance and onboarding. She brought the topic on a Shoestring Online Conference to The eLearning Guild’s recent L&D.

Figure 4: Example of an email instruction bite for a workplace safety course
Learning campaigns
The email and text cases above illustrate the notion of learning attempts: A set of learning activities and frequently . The example below provides behavior prompts–simple to harder–instead of lots of content. The goal of the campaign. Campaigns can be offered to text via a variety of formats, from email to messaging or LMS notifications.

New alliances
Allego sales readiness platform and medtronic medical device maker recently teamed up to make a solution with impact on the hospital employees of today — and COVID patients. Hospitals distressed for ventilators, are literally taking whatever they can get, including products with which they have zero experience. This is coupled with a scenario where ventilator manufacturer repetitions and respiratory therapists are in short supply. This involved an effort from both spouses; both to supply translations and to convince producers to share data in such an open manner. The program is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. Watch this Allego website for more information.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance program Offers ventilator instruction from all ventilator manufacturers to healthcare workers
Looking past conventional methods to familiar tools and collaborations can help provide timely, effective, engaging learning experiences. Try to look content that is next-button and beyond talking-head virtual meetings for strategies that can enhance your offerings, even when functioning under surprising and hard constraints.


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