Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth


Since the onset of COVID-19 organizations rushing to proceed training that was F2F to online formats have been seen by us. In a recent eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least some”live” content was being changed to some other way of delivery. A challenge is to operate fast yet when possible do create screens of provide or text hours of lecture, with little else, at a meeting format that is digital. In certain cases you will find , perhaps better, options that are less-traditional that can be made and deployed.
Messaging can work nicely in lieu of a much approach. We see examples of this with associations offering content in bites of around about five minutes each message, with messages delivered across the period of weeks or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently assembled a sample course for the Arist competition on inclusion and accessibility (you can register in the class at no cost here). Learners can subscribe to texts or email and choose the time of day content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show a day’s articles.

Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson on accessibility

Figure 2: Part 2 (of 3) of lesson

Figure 3: Lesson closes with question for reflection and links to further resources
Much like the illustration that is text-format above, learning experiences delivered by email can provide learning and nudges to encourage behaviour change and sustain habits. 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 can be used for topics like compliance and Immunology. She brought the subject on a Shoestring Online Conference to The eLearning Guild.

Figure 4: Example of an email instruction bite to get a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The email and text examples above illustrate the notion of learning A series of learning activities provided across time: campaigns, and frequently . The example below mainly provides behavior prompts–simple to harder–instead of tons of instructional content. The goal of this effort. Campaigns can be provided via a variety of formats to LMS notifications or instant messaging to text.

New alliances
Medtronic device maker and Allego sales willingness platform teamed up to create a solution and COVID patients. Hospitals are 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. By all accounts, this involved a huge 24/7 effort from both partners; equally also to provide translations for workers in non-English speaking countries and to convince producers to share proprietary data in an open manner. The app is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. See this Allego site to learn more.

Looking past traditional approaches to tools and creative collaborations can help provide timely, effective learning experiences. Try to look articles that is next-button and past talking-head digital meetings for approaches that can improve your offerings, even if working beneath constraints.


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