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Friday, January 26, 2007

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Paper-based Learning - DIY Job Aids

Finally, some practical thought.. In Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Paper-based Learning - DIY Job Aids Brent takes a realistic look that sometimes good old paper based job aids and gives us some good tools.

This is a sore spot for me as I try to sell including a 'paper based' take-away item in a training I'm designing. The overall training program is a highly interactive system training that includes videos, help systems, 'test-out' options, and practice environments. We've discovered a need for an easy 'take away' cheat sheet (something that can be attached to a monitor) so people can be reminded what menu to use for top tasks..

Many are so wanting virtual only training, that even the thought of a small reminder job aid to help during the transition is shot down.

Never underestimate the power of the tangible item in your learner's hands.



1 comment:

Brent Schlenker said...

Hi Matt! I'm glad to finally add some practical info in all of my ranting and ramblings.
I must say that, personally, most paper that I rcv from training events ends up in the circular file. But just having it for the first few weeks after a new learning experience does lend some sense of comfort.
The great concept behind pagepacker is its small size. I love that. Tons of info using 1 piece of paper. And the fact that it only exists for current information. It doesn't do it now, but what if you could put RSS feeds into each one of the pagepacker sections and just print it each morning with the latest info via the RSS. Now THAT's going to be cool!