#GuildChat for 7/05/19: Pushing the eLearning Envelope

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, July 5th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is Pushing the eLearning Envelope.

It’s not uncommon for people’s impressions of what eLearning is to be shaped by experiences that, to put it diplomatically, aren’t ideal. Screen after screen of dense text, interactions for the sake of interactions, overly-long and bland talking head videos, content that’s put in a course even though it makes more sense in another form… there are all sorts of ways digital learning experiences can fall flat. 

But those of us at GuildChat regularly push the envelope on what eLearning can actually be. So for this week’s GuildChat we’ll pool our ideas for how we can create innovative and engaging solutions that change people’s perceptions of eLearning, from mediums and tools to try, tool-agnostic design tips, strategies for including the breadth and depth of what digital experiences have to offer, and even thoughts about what to do to raise the expectations of your stakeholders on what eLearning can offer them.



Prospective questions

Q1 What do you think leads to the weaker examples of eLearning we know people still sometimes encounter?
Q2 What are your favorite examples of digital learning experiences (L&D or otherwise) that push the envelope of what we can do?
Q3 Not all mediums are effective in every situation. What questions should you ask to determine what medium(s) are the right fit for what you’re trying to accomplish?
Q4 What instructional design tips do you recommend for guiding people towards smart eLearning design choices long before they ever touch a development tool?
Q5 What tools or resources have you found most useful for developing strong digital learning experiences?
Q6 Innovation doesn’t have to cost $$$. What hacks have you seen for using existing eLearning creation tools in surprising ways?
Q7 How can you shift stakeholder mindsets when their expectation of what eLearning can be is stuck on dated or weaker approaches?
Q8 If someone wants to shake themselves out of old eLearning design habits and/or challenge themselves to keep their ideas fresh, what would you suggest that can help?


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Wakelet transcript of the chat!


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