Corporate Compliance

My creative juices have dried up.  I have been given 60 slides of hospital corporate compliance that is looking me in the eye.  I mean full on policies, regulations, guidelines, etc. (insert yawn).  I need to do something to make this engaging, interesting, fun, anything but a snoozer; however, I am drawing a blank.  Any suggestions?  Studio 13 is my available tool.  

11 Replies
vineetha charles

Hi Boonie,

I like to add scenarios in my courses to make it more interesting. Why don't you have a scenario in which you can show what happens when employees don't follow compliances. Maybe a branching one in which the user can make their own choices and see the consequences. This will help the user be more engaged and draw on existing knowledge. Just a suggestion. 

Also, Studio 13 has a lot of built in scenarios which can help you.

I hope this helps you.

Mark Shepherd

Hi Bonnie:

Running out of creative juice is always a drag, and not an easy area to bust out of.

I recently screened "Objectified" by Gary Hustwit. 

It's a great little documentary film about those involved in industrial and UX design, and the principles of this film I think apply very well to eLearning Designers/Developers also.

This film has given me TONS of ideas for existing and future projects. 

Very insightful, and it's led me to chasing down and watching other similar films, such as Helvetica, Urbanized, Art and Copy, IndieGame, etc.

Deepak G

This is my answer from another question posted in elearning heroes. I think it will help here as well.

The key here is to manage the content in a better way and add interactions which will make it interesting.

There are 2 ways you can do this.

1. Serious Games

Games always work in this case. We developed one such game for Compliance Training for one of the Fortune 500 companies. It was a Obstacle course where the objective was to reach to the top of the mountain. There were hurdles on the route and the person had to overcome this by answering questions. Each hurdle was about a particular topic like Bribery, Gifting, etc.

The problem is you need tech knowledge as well as this require coding. No tool is equipped to develop such a full-fledged game.

2. Storytelling

This is another technique which you can use.

Create a story around the topic. Like a case study. Present a situation and add a game after it. or hide clues which the person has to uncover by answering questions correctly. 

This could be created using any elearning tool. We typically use QuoDeck for this.

Hope this helps!

Lila Elliott

 If you have access to the hospital could you perhaps get staff to pose for photos in the hospital environment? So nurses at a nurses station, people in a medical file room, a patient room. That always seems more compelling to have your work environment and co-workers present rather than  a generic iStock photo of a nurses station, for example.

Then you could have different scenarios, missing child, fire alarm, identify health and safety hazards, or identify where their are breaches in your data and patient privacy policy.

On the photos you could use hot spot and slide layers to have staff click to identify and correct a data privacy violations in this picture (un-locked file room, password on a Post It note, person without staff ID in a medical records room). After they do that you can provide feedback and the actual policy written policy.

Good luck!