Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth


Since the start of COVID-19 we have seen organizations hurrying to move training to online formats. In a recent eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least some”live” content has been shifted to some other way of delivery. A challenge is to work yet when possible do more than just create click-next screens of offer or text hours of lecture, with little else, in a assembly format that is virtual. In certain cases you will find possibly better, options which could be created and deployed.
Messaging can work well in lieu of a much approach. We often see examples of the with associations offering content in snacks of around about five minutes per message, together with messages delivered across the period of weeks or a couple of days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently assembled a sample route to the Arist contest on accessibility and inclusion (you are able to enroll in the class for free here). Learners choose the time of day and can subscribe to email or texts new content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show a day’s content.

Figure 1: Introduction to lesson accessibility

Figure 3: Lesson closes with question for reflection and hyperlinks to resources
Much like the text-format example previously, learning experiences delivered by email can offer nudges and learning sustain habits and to encourage behavior change. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for learners, and is currently embedded in the workflow. In her Learning Solutions informative article on this issue, Sarah Mercier discusses ways email-based learning can be used for varied topics like onboarding and compliance. She brought the subject to The eLearning Guild’s recent.

Figure 4: Example of a email instruction bite for a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The text and email examples above illustrate the notion of learning A set of learning activities provided across time: campaigns, and frequently including different mediums, designed to provide nudges that support behavior change. The example below mostly provides behavior prompts–simple to harder–instead of lots of content. The objective of this effort. Campaigns could be provided via various formats, from email to LMS notifications or messaging to text. View my March 2020 Nuts & Bolts column for more on learning campaigns.

New alliances
Earnings readiness platform and medtronic medical device maker teamed up to create a solution with considerable impact on the hospital employees of today — and COVID patients. Hospitals desperate for ventilators, are taking whatever they could get, such as products with which they have zero experience. This can be coupled with a situation in which ventilator manufacturer repetitions and respiratory therapists are in short supply. This involved a huge 24/7 campaign from both spouses; both to provide translations and to convince producers to share information in such an open way. The app is available to any health professional for free. See this Allego website for more information.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app Offers healthcare workers with ventilator training from all major ventilator manufacturers
Looking past methods to familiar tools and creative collaborations can help provide timely, effective, engaging learning experiences. Try to look content that is next-button and past talking-head virtual meetings for approaches which could improve your offerings, even if functioning under constraints.


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