Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – by Jane Bozarth


Since the onset of COVID-19 we have seen organizations rushing to proceed training that was F2F to formats. In a recent eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least several”live” content has been shifted to some other means of delivery. A challenge has been to operate yet when possible do create screens of provide or text hours of lecture, with little else, in a meeting format that is digital. In some cases there are , perhaps better, alternatives that are less-traditional which can be made and deployed.
Messaging can work in lieu of a much strategy. We see examples of this with organizations that provide content in snacks of around about five minutes per week, with messages delivered throughout the period of weeks or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently assembled a sample route to the Arist contest on inclusion and accessibility (you are able to enroll in the course for free here). Learners choose the time of day and can subscribe to email or texts content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show that a day’s content.

Figure 1: Introduction to lesson on accessibility

Figure 3: Lesson closes with hyperlinks to resources and question for reflection
As with the illustration above, learning experiences can provide spaced learning and nudges to promote behaviour change and preserve new customs. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for students, and is currently embedded in the workflow. In her Learning Solutions article on this issue, Sarah Mercier discusses ways learning can be used for varied topics such as compliance and onboarding. She also brought the topic to The eLearning Guild’s recent.

Figure 4: Example of an email learning bite to get a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The text and email illustrations above illustrate the notion of learning often: A set of learning activities offered throughout time, and campaigns . The example below offers behavior prompts–easy to harder–rather than tons of content. The objective of this campaign. Campaigns can be offered to text via a variety of formats to LMS notifications or messaging.

Figure 5: Example of jobs for a learning campaign with the goal of helping managers develop a habit of giving feedback
New alliances
Sales willingness platform and medtronic medical device manufacturer recently teamed up to create a solution and COVID patients. Hospitals, many distressed for ventilators, are taking everything they can get, such as products by which they have zero experience. This can be coupled with a situation where respiratory therapists and ventilator manufacturer reps are in short supply. This involved an enormous 24/7 campaign from both spouses; equally to provide translations and to convince manufacturers to discuss proprietary data in such an open way. The app is available to any health professional for free. See this Allego website.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app provides ventilator instruction from all ventilator manufacturers to healthcare workers
Looking beyond approaches to tools and innovative collaborations can help provide timely, effective learning experiences. Try to look beyond digital meetings and content that is next-button for strategies which can improve your offerings, even if working beneath constraints that are surprising and difficult.


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