Tuesday, August 6, 2013

eLearning and the multiple opportunities it brings along!

April 3rd 2006.

Dear Diary...

Yes! The boss had approved my e-learning proposal! Alright! Just what I wanted! Now it's time to get into it. I am so excited my brain is exploding with opportunities! Now where to get started?

Audio, video, asynchronous, synchronous, flash, web, wikis, blogs, forums, email, instant messaging, screencasting, online, offline, blended, virtual classrooms, LMS, LCMS, intranet, internet, something called 'moodle', (don't know what that is but is sounds like a kind of puppy dog!) apps, m-learning, tablets, rapid development, interactions, dragging, dropping, clicking, hovering, gamification, simulation, badges, scenarios, images, media, social, informal, formal...

Hmmm. There's a lot to think about here.

It's ok! I'll get back to that!

Right you instructor led workshops! Time to go! Out the door! Go on, get outta here! Don't you know that e-learning is going to fix everything! That's right no more pencils, no more books! No more teacher's dirty looks! We're gonna flip that classroom! Out with the old, in with the new baby! Everything's gone! E-learning is the new king in tooooooown!

Hmm. Hang on a second. I don't know whether that counselling course we deliver will work online. Virtual avatars being counselled? Oh, there's also my cabinet making course. Do I get people out of the workshop and build virtual wooden cabinets? Would that even work?

It's ok it doesn't matter! E-learning will fix it! I'll work that out later!

Powerpoint! I'll need powerpoint! I need to get all my face to face session powerpoints online straight away! That'll show the boss I'm serious, and getting things done! People will love clicking through my slide decks at their own pace, and I can add all those funky animations and sound effects I've been dying to tryout. I can hear the clicking of NEXT buttons now! I can finish up with a 10 question multiple choice quiz to test their knowledge about the slides! It'll be awesome!

Interactivity? The boss wants interactivity... No problems! I'll do a search online and download some interactions. Hey, I know! I can create my first interactive course by stringing a heap of interactions together! Yes! Every single slide will be interactive! Ha! Ha! The end user will never get bored! They'll be clicking and swiping and dragging and dropping and hovering and just having an awesome time! I'll throw in some pictures of animals being cute and they'll love it!

I need to find out what the next big online tech thing is. Maybe I can include Facebook, or that thing called 'Twitter', and integrate that as soon as possible!

Oh cool, there are some companies that sell some software that makes the interaction for you! Awesome! let me start racking up purchases on the boss's corporate credit card!

That looks great! Buy!

That looks awesome too! Buy!

Oooo shiny! Gotta get me some of that! Buy!

*ka-ching ka-ching ka-ching*

This is going to be easy and the answer to all our Learning & Development requirements.

I can't wait to get started!

February 12th 2013.

Dear Diary.


I was certainly enthusiastic back then. :)

I still am, but I was way off in some areas.

Here's what I've learnt...

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