If you identify your work and job title as Instructional design(er), then you are a creative person. I would consider anyone doing corporate training work of any kind creative. Most corporate training professionals I have met throughout the years have a unique creative aspect to their personality. Not all. But most. With "designer" in the …
Holly MacDonald's insight:
I love the challenge at the end of post - it's a great way to face constraints and think of alternatives to your usual solution.
I also like to find out if the client has thought about how big the impact on the business is. If the target audience does "it" (whatever the topic of the training is) right, how much money could be saved or made, if the business does nothing instead of developing training, what is the estimated cost to the business?
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Most people love to learn for learning’s sake. So you’d think training -- particularly in soft-skills areas like sales and leadership -- would be seen as a path to better results, more money and coveted promotions. And yet we often hear, “Jeez, they’re pulling me off the job for some stupid [...]
Holly MacDonald's insight:
Repeat after me: "Learning is a process not an event."
A learning architecture deliberately constrains what tools you will use, it fits them into a model that reflects your different learning modalities, and it provides a guideline for the L&D and business leaders to develop and deliver training and knowledge sharing in an easy to use and easy to locate format. So we need an "architecture" which uses standard tools, an easy to use interface, and a set of platforms that manage content, formal and informal programs, mobile access, and analytics.
I agree with Karl's comments about vendors - we see a range of things and can cross-pollinate ideas across industries. Vendors are also helping clients solve a variety of challenges in a range of cultures and environments.
An IT department recently asked me to develop an e-learning course about one of their applications. One of my first steps was to contact the training manager of that organization and ask her what type of course would fit into her e-learning strategy. “What do you mean by e-learning strategy,” I heard on the other end of the phone. I started to explain, but found that what she really wanted to know was, “Why do I need an e-learning strategy?”
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