Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – from Jane Bozarth


Since the onset of COVID-19 organizations rushing to move training to formats have been seen by us. In a current eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least some”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 virtual assembly format. In certain cases there are , possibly better, alternatives that are less-traditional that can be created and deployed quickly.
Messaging can work well in lieu of a strategy. We most often see examples of the with organizations offering content in snacks of up to approximately five minutes per message, with messages delivered throughout the period of a couple of days or weeks. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample course for the Arist competition on inclusion and accessibility (you are able to enroll in the class at no cost here). Learners decide on the time of day and can subscribe to texts or email new content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show the content of that a day.

Figure 1: Introduction to text-based lesson on accessibility

Figure 3: Lesson closes with query for reflection and hyperlinks to resources
As with the text-format example previously, learning experiences can provide learning and nudges sustain customs and to promote behaviour change. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for learners, and is embedded in the workflow. In her current Learning Solutions article on the topic, Sarah Mercier discusses ways learning can be used for diverse topics such as compliance and Immunology. She also brought the subject on a Shoestring Online Conference to The eLearning Guild.

Figure 4: Example of an instruction snack for a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The email and text examples above illustrate the idea of learning A set of learning activities provided across time attempts, and frequently including mediums, designed to provide nudges that support behaviour change. The example below offers behavior prompts–simple to harder–instead of lots of educational content. The objective of this campaign. Campaigns can be provided to text via a variety of formats to LMS notifications or instant messaging.

Figure 5: Example of tasks for a learning campaign with the goal of helping managers develop a habit of giving feedback
New alliances
Medtronic device manufacturer and sales willingness platform recently teamed up to make a solution and COVID patients. Hospitals desperate for ventilators, are literally taking whatever they can get, such as products with. This can be coupled with a situation where respiratory therapists and ventilator manufacturer reps are in short supply. This involved an effort from both partners; equally also to provide translations for workers in non-English speaking countries and to convince producers to share data in such an open way. The app is available to any health professional at no cost. See this Allego website.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app Offers healthcare workers with ventilator training from all ventilator manufacturers
Looking traditional methods to applications and innovative collaborations can help provide timely, powerful learning experiences. Try to look content that is next-button and beyond talking-head virtual meetings for approaches that can improve your offerings, even if functioning under surprising and difficult constraints.


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