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
Jacqueline Hutchinson

This also applies to your clients. When you have an issue which impacts scope with a client's course, you figure out a couple of things you can do to work around it and then you identify this to your client so that they can make an informed choice. Shift the decision points back to the appropriate stakeholder. I think our client's would be very disappointed in us if we didn't come to the table armed with alternatives, and your boss is no different.

Ashi (Neha) Tandon

I started mostly on my own with no spoon feeding whatsoever and I feel that's the best thing that has ever happened to me. I became more curious, intrigued and explored a lot.

a. Never hesitate to try something new. Out of the box thinking is always appreciated.

b. Explore. It opens the door for new avenues.

c. Always have a Plan B

Kyle Powers

KEEP IT SIMPLE! There are no truer words. I see a lot of overdesigned courses these days. Content should never be subordinated to graphics, interaction or clever games. Don't get me wrong, graphics and gaming that fit the content earn a big blue ribbon: they reinforce learning. But we should never let content get lost in the elements that are meant to support it. 


David Tait
Richard Watson

Never take problems to your boss. Always take solutions.


Applying this principle to client relationships is essential for me. I had a colleague a long time ago who was a fan of highlighting problems in a negative way, never providing a solution. The client at the time called the boss and complained. This has always stuck with me.

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