This presentation was originally delivered by Charles Gould (Managing Director, Brightwave) at Beyond The Course in Edinburgh on 12 June 2012.
About this session
Over the years Brightwave has helped many world-leading organisations tackle business challenges with e-learning. In many cases, this has taken the form of courses, the formats of which are familiar to most of us. Yet our approach to e-learning has evolved.
While the core imperatives may have remained the same (a business need, a specific audience, measurable change in behaviour and a clear message/content), the tools and resources available to our designers are proliferating. The role of the learning designer has become more complex, more wide-reaching and arguably more valuable. In this session, Charles will draw from recent experience at Brightwave, including the latest thinking from its design team to address some very current questions.
Is the course really dead? When might it still be appropriate?
How do we meet organisational needs while exploiting less formal learning?
What resources and tools are being harnessed to replace or supplement the course?
How do we enhance learning using communications, social media and mobile technology?
What new opportunities do learning designers have and how should they use them?
In what direction are organisations moving if they are moving beyond the course?