What's the BEST elearning advice you ever received?

Nov 20, 2014

Elearning Advice

Hey gang –  If you’ve got a quick sec, can you share your favorite e-learning tip or advice you've ever received? 

I'm at a workshop this week and we're discussing career tips and advice. I'm also asking participants to jump into this thread to post what they shared in today's workshop.

Here are a couple of my personal favorites:

  • Change is always coming
  • Don't listen to the experts
  • Learn to use your tools

If you share your wisdom on Twitter, would you use #AGDN14? Thanks! 

67 Replies
Steve Flowers
  • Include stakeholders on the entire journey. Those riding in the balloon with you are less likely to try to shoot it down.
  • Strike while the iron is hot. Energy management has a lot to do with success. Letting things cool too far by ignoring the audience, a stakeholder group, or part of the team will make the entire process more difficult.
  • Make progress visible. Revealing the skyscraper from behind the stage curtain at the end of  the project is risky, arrogant, goofy, and common.
Adele Sommers

With small budgets, don't settle for suboptimal, dead-end learning solutions.

Instead, promote the idea of "imagineering" a long-term, "grand-vision buildout" of the desired learning system. The first budgeted piece  would then be a lean, elegant, self-contained building block that sets the foundation for the long-term goal. Each subsequent phase adds value, but works independently of as well interdependently with the others. It's a great way to achieve a complex result with only a fraction of the budget available at the start!

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