Nuts and Bolts: Bootstrapping – from Jane Bozarth


Since the start of COVID-19 organizations hurrying to proceed training that was F2F to online formats have been seen by us. In a recent eLearning Guild survey, 86 percent of respondents said at least some”live” content has been changed to another way of delivery. A challenge has been to work yet when possible do more than simply create displays of text or provide hours of lecture, with little else, at a assembly format. In some cases there are possibly better, options that could be made and deployed more quickly.
Text-based messaging can work nicely in lieu of a much more typical strategy. We see examples of this with associations offering content in snacks of up to about five minutes each message, with messages delivered throughout the period of a couple of days or weeks. Brian Dusablon of Learning Ninjas recently built a sample route to the Arist contest on accessibility and inclusion (you are able to enroll in the class for free here). Learners decide on the time of day and can subscribe to email or texts content will arrive. Figures 1-3 show the articles of a day.

Figure 1: Introduction to lesson on accessibility

Figure 2: Part 2 (of 3) of lesson

As with the example that is text-format previously, learning experiences can provide nudges and learning preserve customs and to promote behavior change. Email is familiar, ubiquitous, and comfortable for students, and is embedded in the workflow. In her recent Learning Solutions informative article on the topic, ways learning can be used for varied topics like compliance and onboarding are discussed by Sarah Mercier. She also brought the topic on a Shoestring Online Conference into The eLearning Guild’s recent L&D.

Figure 4: Example of a email instruction snack for a workplace safety Program
Learning campaigns
The email and text examples above illustrate the notion of learning often: A series of learning activities offered over time, and campaigns . The example below provides behavior prompts–easy to harder–instead of lots of educational content. The objective of this campaign: To create a custom of giving feedback. Campaigns could be offered via many different formats, from email into messaging or LMS notifications to text.

New alliances
Medtronic medical device manufacturer and Allego sales willingness platform recently teamed up to create a solution with impact on the current hospital workers–and COVID patients. Hospitals are taking whatever they could get, including products by. This can be coupled with a scenario where respiratory therapists and ventilator manufacturer reps are in short supply. By all reports, this involved a huge 24/7 campaign from both spouses; equally to provide translations and to convince manufacturers to discuss proprietary data in such an open manner. The app is available to any healthcare professional for free. Watch this Allego website.

Figure 6: The Ventilator Training Alliance app provides ventilator training from all Significant ventilator manufacturers to healthcare workers
Looking beyond methods to tools that are familiar and creative collaborations will help provide timely, powerful, engaging learning experiences. Try to look articles and beyond virtual meetings for strategies that could improve your offerings, even when working beneath constraints.


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