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    • 1. Rapid E-Learning Tools and Techniques Steve Rayson [email_address] Presentation 31 October 2007
    • 2. About Kineo
      • Rapid e-learning specialist
      • Partnering with internal learning and development teams
      • Working flexibly and quickly to help meet the demands placed upon internal teams
      • Developing technology-enabled learning which accelerates learner performance
    • 3. Helping internal teams at…
    • 4. Challenging times for training departments...
    • 5. The Potential of Rapid E-learning
      • Lower costs of production
      • Reduced development time
      • Increase speed of response to emerging needs
      • Provide more control to subject matter expert
      • Easier maintenance and updates
      • Helps internal teams say ‘yes’ more often
    • 6. Rapid e-learning: perception and realities
      • Rapid e-learning is an excuse to not do design
      • Rapid e-learning just means ‘get an authoring tool’
      • Rapid e-learning just looks like powerpoint
      • Reality: Design is key to success, it’s more important in rapid
      • Reality: Rapid e-learning means a new look at the whole process
      • Reality: It is not about winning awards it is about getting the job done. But what does it look like?
    • 7. What is Rapid E-learning?
      • Look at some examples
    • 8. Problems of Traditional E-learning Development
      • “ Boring e-learning results from:
      • Using outdated processes that focus on content presentation, accuracy and comprehensiveness.
      • Processes that rely too much on up-front analysis.
      • Not providing stakeholders with an effective way of being involved.”
      • Michael Allen, Creating Successful E-learning
    • 9. Traditional e-learning development Needs Analysis Design & Tech Specs Interface Design Scripts Build
    • 10. The ‘Rolf Harris school’ of deliverables … have you guessed what it is yet? Script… Storyboard… Creative treatment… Design document… Project initiation document..
    • 11. What is the Problem with this Approach?
      • “ specification documents and storyboards are ineffective ways of creating, communicating and evaluating design alternatives.”
      • “ Poor designs get pushed through the process and are not recognised until too late”
      • “ The need to redesign as better ideas are discovered is considered a fault (and one the client should pay for), rather than part of the process.”
      • Michael Allen, Creating Successful E-learning
    • 12. Rapid e-learning
      • Think guided missile -
    • 13. So what is Different about Rapid?
      • 1. Different development process
      • 2. Use of small multi-skilled teams
      • 3. Use of templates and patterns for reusability
      • 4. Use of web tools to keep content current
    • 14. Rapid e-learning technique number 1: Change the development process
    • 15. Traditional e-learning development Needs Analysis Design & Tech Specs Interface Design Scripts Build
    • 16. New Approach Prototype Review Design
    • 17. Prototypes
      • Are fun!
      • Shorten the process
      • Improve information sharing
      • Help people talk more constructively
      • Double checks assumptions
      • Lead to more creative designs
      • Everyone has a view on a prototype
      • Why fret when good ideas emerge late in the process? That’s a good thing…
    • 18. Summary
      • Prototypes should take days not weeks
      • Communicate by example, replacing easily misinterpreted design documents
      • Are practical
      • Double-checks assumptions
      • Promote creativity
      • Communicate effectively
      • Involve all stakeholders
    • 19. Rapid e-learning technique number 2: Small, multi-skilled teams
    • 20. Traditional teams
      • Old factory approach
        • Consultant
        • Designer
        • Writer(s)
        • Developer(s)
        • Graphic artist
        • Tester
      • Larger teams mean:
        • More complex communication
        • Less commitment, more places to hide
    • 21. New Teams
      • Multi-skilled core team
        • Learning designer/writer
        • Graphic designer/builder
        • Tester
      • Cuts down on communication overhead: writer/designer/builder often = same person
      • New tools enable build to be carried out without high level technical skills
    • 22. Rapid e-learning technique 3: Use templates and patterns for re-use
    • 23. Templates based on Patterns
      • Patterns
        • Reusable best practice interactions
        • Timeline, clickable tabs, graphics, branching scenarios, MCQ, process steps
      • Patterns can help ensure best practice learning interactions developed at speed
      • From Powerpoint Plugins to Server Based Tools
    • 24. Rapid technique number 4: Use new tools to make change easy and keep your learning current
    • 25. Dynamic Content
      • Things change!
      • Printed Book v Wikipedia
      • Old model - publishes courses, updates every 6 months or so
      • New model - RSS feeds update key content daily or whenever required
    • 26. RSS Feeds
    • 27. Learner Contribution
      • Use wikis, blogs, comments functions to enable learners to update, contribute and add value
    • 28. Impact on the shape of elearning
    • 29. Impact on E-learning Development
      • Design documents
      • 2 to 6 month devt
      • Complex authoring tool
      • High production values
      • Delivered as courses
      • Broadcast
      • Directed learning
      • Learning outcome focused
      • Updated 6 monthly
      • Rapid prototyping
      • 2 days to 3 weeks devt
      • Easy to use tools
      • Fit for purpose
      • Delivered as resources
      • Learner contribution
      • Self-directed learning
      • Performance focused
      • Updated daily
    • 30. Real World Examples
    • 31.
      • “ For M&S the approach we’ve taken with Kineo on this project shows how you can deliver cost-effective high-quality e-learning speed, and reach a global audience to address key compliance requirements.”
    • 32.
      • “ Partnering with Kineo on rapid e-learning has helped us to deliver business critical needs that would not otherwise be possible through e-learning.
      • Kineo feels like part of our internal learning and development team. They’ve helped us transform what’s possible with e-learning in Cable & Wireless.”
    • 33.
      • “ With rapid e-learning I can say 'Yes' to customers I may have had to say 'No' to in the past due to the time, money and effort required to develop material in the traditional way.”
    • 34. Summary
      • Rapid provides, fast, cost-effective
      • Solutions
      • 1. Different development process
      • 2. Use of small multi-skilled teams
      • 3. Use of templates and patterns for reusability
      • 4. Use of web tools to keep content current
      • Free paper on rapid design from our stand or website