Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – from Jane Bozarth

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Since the onset of COVID-19 we’ve seen organizations hurrying to proceed training that was F2F to internet formats. In a current eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least some”live” content was being shifted to some other means of delivery. A challenge has been to operate fast yet when possible do more than simply create click-next displays of text or provide hours of lecture, with little else, in a meeting format. In certain instances you will find less-traditional, perhaps better, options that can be created and deployed.
Text
Messaging may work in lieu of a much more typical approach. We often see examples of this with associations offering content in snacks of around approximately five minutes per message, together with messages delivered across the period of weeks or a few days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample course for the Arist contest on inclusion and accessibility (you can register in the course for free here). Learners decide on the time of day and can subscribe to texts or email new content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show a day’s articles.

Figure 1: Introduction to lesson on accessibility

Figure 2: Part 2 (of 3) of lesson

Figure 3: Lesson closes with query for reflection and hyperlinks to resources
Email
As with the example that is text-format above, learning experiences delivered by email can provide nudges and learning sustain customs and to promote behaviour change. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for students, and is already embedded in the workflow. In her current Learning Solutions article on the topic, ways email-based learning may be used for diverse topics such as compliance and Immunology are discussed by Sarah Mercier. She brought the subject on a Shoestring Online Conference to The eLearning Guild’s current L&D.

Figure 4: Example of a email instruction bite for a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The text and email examples above illustrate the idea of learning A series of learning activities offered over time: attempts, and frequently . The example below offers behavior prompts–simple to harder–instead of lots of instructional content. The objective of this effort. Campaigns can be offered to text by means of a variety of formats, from email to instant messaging or LMS notifications.

Figure 5: Example of jobs for a learning effort with the goal of helping managers develop a habit of giving feedback
New alliances
Medtronic medical device maker and COVID patients — and Allego sales willingness platform teamed up to make a solution with appreciable effect on today’s hospital employees. Hospitals are taking whatever they can get, such as products with which they have no experience. This is coupled with a scenario in which ventilator manufacturer reps and respiratory therapists are in short supply. Medtronic and Allego collaborated to make the Ventilator Training Alliance app that Includes ventilator instruction from all the major manufacturers (Drager, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Nihon Kohden, Phillips, Breas, Hillrom, Mindray, ResMed, Ventec Life Systems, Vyaire and Zoll) all in 1 place. By all accounts, this involved a huge 24/7 campaign from both partners; both to provide translations and to convince manufacturers to share proprietary information in such an open manner. The app is available to any healthcare practitioner for free. See this Allego website to learn more.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app Offers healthcare workers with ventilator instruction from all ventilator manufacturers
Looking beyond methods to applications that are familiar and collaborations can help provide effective, engaging learning experiences. Try to look beyond virtual meetings and articles that is next-button for approaches that can improve your offerings, even if functioning under constraints that are surprising and difficult.

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