Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – from Jane Bozarth

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Since the onset of COVID-19 we have seen organizations hurrying to move training that was F2F to formats. A challenge is to operate yet when possible do more than simply create screens of text or offer hours of lecture, with little else, in a virtual assembly format. In certain cases there are possibly better, alternatives that can be created and deployed.
Text
Text-based messaging may work well in lieu of a more typical approach. We see examples of the with organizations offering content in bites of up to approximately 5 minutes each message, with messages delivered across the period of weeks or a couple of days. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample route to the Arist competition on inclusion and accessibility (you are able to enroll in the class for free here). Learners can subscribe to email or texts 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

Figure 3: Lesson closes with query for reflection and links to resources
Email
Much like the illustration previously, learning experiences delivered by email can offer nudges and learning to promote behavior change and sustain new habits. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for learners, and is embedded in the workflow. In her current Learning Solutions article on this issue, Sarah Mercier discusses ways learning may be used for topics like compliance and Immunology. She brought the subject 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 often: A series of learning activities and campaigns including mediums, designed to supply nudges that encourage behavior change. The example below provides behavior prompts–simple to harder–rather than lots of educational content. The goal of this effort. Campaigns can be offered by means of many different formats, from email into LMS notifications or instant messaging to text. View my March 2020 Nuts & Bolts column about learning campaigns for more.

Figure 5: Example of jobs for a learning effort with the Aim of helping managers develop a habit of giving feedback
New alliances
Allego sales willingness platform and medtronic device manufacturer recently teamed up to create a solution and COVID patients. Hospitals, many distressed for ventilators, are taking whatever they can get, such as products by. This is coupled with a situation in which respiratory therapists and ventilator manufacturer repetitions are in short supply. This involved an effort from both partners; equally to convince manufacturers to discuss proprietary data in such an open manner and to provide translations. The app is available to any health professional for free. See this Allego site to learn more.

Looking traditional methods to applications that are familiar and innovative collaborations will help provide powerful, engaging learning experiences. Try to look articles that is next-button and past talking-head virtual meetings for strategies that can improve your offerings, even if functioning under hard and abrupt constraints.

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