#GuildChat for 08/17/18: Creating Targeted eLearning Experiences

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, August 17th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is Creating Targeted eLearning Experiences.


eLearning experiences don’t always have the best reputation with the audiences we create them for. Unfortunately, sometimes people hear “eLearning” and instantly think only of tedious click next experiences that don’t reflect their real work challenges and seem to exist just to meet a legal requirement. And that’s the last thing we want people to assume about the experiences we create for them.

Join us for this week’s #GuildChat where we’ll discuss how we can go beyond eLearning made to check a box and move towards eLearning that makes a real difference in performance. We’ll share our ideas for taking generic information and making it feel more personal and practical for our audience. We’ll also talk about why eLearning experiences can fall flat, how to change mindsets about eLearning, and strategies that can help our eLearning target shifting people’s performance in ways they find meaningful.


Prospective questions:

Q1 Why do you think eLearning can have a reputation for being ineffective at some organizations?
Q2 What do you think leaves people feeling like an eLearning experience wasn’t meaningful to them?
Q3 How can you take a generic (say compliance issue) topic and make it feel more personal to the end user?
Q4 What strategies do you use when creating eLearning so it’s targeted at shifting performance, not just checking off a completion box?
Q5 What questions can you ask at the beginning of a project to get to know more about the audience you’re designing for?
Q6 How can we help our SMEs/managers/clients shift their thinking from using eLearning to check a requirements box to how eLearning can shift performance?
Q7 Some situations call for one eLearning experience for everyone, others need completely different experiences for different sections of your audience. How can you know which approach is right for your situation?
Q8 You’re audience will likely have a wide range of experience with your topic. What are some ways to make your eLearning able to adjust to the current skill level of the person using it?


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




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