Rapid e-learning - Where is it now and where is it headed?


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Kineo is a leading e-learning development company with offices in the UK and US.
These are our slides from a presentation given at the UK E-Learning Network on 14th May 2010.

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Rapid e-learning - Where is it now and where is it headed?

  1. 1. Rapid e-learning Where is it now and where is it headed? www.kineo.com Stuart Chadwick 14 th May 2010
  2. 2. About Kineo What is rapid learning? What makes rapid a success? What can we learn from the US? Where is rapid heading? Summary Outline
  3. 3. About Kineo
  4. 4. Our philosophy – what makes us different? <ul><li>Partner lead </li></ul><ul><li>Small multi-skilled teams </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid prototyping – less paper/more output </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning designs and innovative approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Strong branding and tone </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing open source </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic learning solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Open to sharing what we know </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting client needs, whatever the requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the whole journey from need to measurement of success </li></ul>Rapid & bespoke Learning portals Capability building
  5. 5. Working with leading clients and brands…
  6. 6. Q. What do you understand by rapid learning?
  7. 7. Use of authoring tools
  8. 8. Doing it yourself Instructional designer Developer Subject matter expert Script writer Project manager Tester Graphic designer
  9. 9. Doing it yourself Instructional designer Graphic designer Script writer Developer Project manager Subject matter expert Tester
  10. 10. Fast turn around 4 weeks 3 weeks 2 weeks! 1 week!!! But what about the quality?
  11. 11. Cost effective Cheap & Cheerful?
  12. 12. Articulate – Cable & Wireless
  13. 13. Articulate – McDonald’s
  14. 14. Articulate – Aramark
  15. 15. Captivate - TUI
  16. 16. Captivate – Nikon
  17. 17. Atlantic Link – Boots
  18. 18. Atlantic Link – BELL
  19. 19. Mohive – BBC
  20. 20. Mohive – Virgin Media
  21. 21. Mohive – BP
  22. 22. Bespoke – Canon
  23. 23. Q. What do we need in place to make rapid learning a success?
  24. 24. A recipe for rapid success <ul><li>Clear objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Clear ownership </li></ul><ul><li>A small, focused team </li></ul><ul><li>Limited number of SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Good process </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design skills </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to use the authoring tool well </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic design skills </li></ul><ul><li>Good IT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>An online learning culture </li></ul>
  25. 25. Good tools don’t make a good designer “ If someone’s created bad e-learning, don’t point the finger at the tool, point the finger at the person who created that bad e-learning.”  Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate
  26. 26. Good tools don’t make a good designer “ Does giving someone a paint brush make them an artist? Does giving someone an authoring tool make them an instructional designer?”  Me ;-)
  27. 27. Rapid process Design Script Build Graphics Test Launch Prototype Review Review Review
  28. 28. Rapid process – Barclays Wealth Design Script Build Graphics Test Launch Prototype Review Review Review Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1 week turnaround! Tue
  29. 29. Motorola – Original PPT
  30. 30. Motorola – Script
  31. 31. Motorola – Build
  32. 32. Motorola – Build
  33. 33. Q. What can we learn from the US?
  34. 34. US research (Forester, 2009) <ul><li>24% of corporate learning is rapid </li></ul><ul><li>25% use rapid instead of outsourcing e-learning development </li></ul><ul><li>Use more rapid than custom e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Changing how content is developed and consumed </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling higher volumes of learning content creation </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter modules (easier to fit in, more completions) </li></ul><ul><li>Filling a gap </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming more sophisticated </li></ul><ul><li>Not limited to routine content </li></ul><ul><li>Changing the role of the instructional designer </li></ul><ul><li>Growing… </li></ul>Ease Speed Cost saving
  35. 35. Q. Where is rapid heading?
  36. 36. Disposable e-learning How long do you expect your material to be relevant? 3 years? 1 year? 6 months? Is it relevant at all?
  37. 37. Open source software
  38. 38. Moodle – Open Source LMS
  39. 39. Push vs. pull content Users should be able to access (pull) content and learning in lots of different ways. But we also see content as organic – growing with its users and keeping itself up-to-date. Users push content by creating , rating and recommending it.
  40. 40. How can users find and pull information? tag clouds my coach my learning programme what’s hot? community latest discussions, blogs and twitters recommendations you might also like… my favourites search engine news feeds
  41. 41. How do users push and generate content? I love this resource. I’ll tell others and I give it 5 stars. This is a great resource. I’ll tag it so others can use it Community member Manager what’s hot? tag cloud search engine Team member I’ve made a discovery! I’ll share it with my team news update discussion Learning manager This maps to these peoples’ performance objectives my learning programme
  42. 42. My Kineo
  43. 43. Kineo resources <ul><li>Rapid design guide </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews of rapid tools </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to online learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Cammy’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>My Kineo </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of other free reports and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Consultative services around capability building </li></ul>www.kineo.com
  44. 44. In summary <ul><li>Rapid is… doing it yourself, a tool, a process, a way of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>We need good design skills as well as tools </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on short modules </li></ul><ul><li>Content is becoming more disposable </li></ul><ul><li>Open source creates new opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Informal, social learning can be facilitated online </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can push as well as pull learning </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of creation, speed and cost savings are key drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid seems here to stay </li></ul>
  45. 45. Thanks for listening www.kineo.com