Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth

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Since the onset of COVID-19 we have seen organizations rushing to proceed training that was F2F to formats. A challenge is to work fast yet when potential do create click-next displays of text or provide hours of lecture, with little else, in a assembly format that is digital. In some cases you will find , possibly better, alternatives that are less-traditional that could be made and deployed.
Text
Text-based messaging can work in lieu of a much more usual approach. We often see examples of the with organizations that provide content in snacks of up to about five minutes per message, with messages delivered across the span of months or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently assembled a sample course to the Arist contest on accessibility and inclusion (you can register in the class at no cost here). Learners can subscribe to texts or email 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 accessibility

Email
As with the text-format illustration above, learning experiences can provide nudges and learning to promote behaviour change and preserve new habits. Email is ubiquitous, familiar, and comfortable for students, and is currently embedded in the workflow. In her current Learning Solutions article on this issue, ways learning can be used for diverse topics such as compliance and onboarding are discussed by Sarah Mercier. She brought the topic on a Shoestring Online Conference to The eLearning Guild.

Figure 4: Example of a learning snack to get a workplace safety course
Learning campaigns
The text and email examples above illustrate the notion of learning A set of learning activities offered over time attempts, and often including different mediums, designed to supply nudges that encourage behaviour change. The example below offers behavior prompts–simple to harder–rather than lots of educational content. The objective of this effort. Campaigns could be offered by means of many different formats to LMS notifications or messaging to text.

New alliances
Medtronic device manufacturer and COVID patients — and sales readiness platform recently teamed up to create a solution with impact on today’s hospital workers. Hospitals are taking whatever they could get, such as products by which they have zero experience. This can be coupled with a situation where ventilator manufacturer reps and respiratory therapists are in short supply. By all accounts, this involved an effort from both partners to provide translations for workers in non-English speaking countries and to convince producers to discuss data in such an open way. The app is available to any healthcare professional at no cost. Watch this Allego website for more information.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app provides ventilator instruction from all major ventilator manufacturers to healthcare workers
Looking past traditional approaches to familiar applications and creative collaborations will help provide effective learning experiences. Try to look next-button articles and past talking-head digital meetings for approaches that could enhance your offerings, even when working under constraints that are abrupt and hard.

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