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Over the last 10 years, a university installed interactive whiteboards in more than 30 classrooms. Even though instructors had access to these boards and the university provided training workshops and resources on how to use them, the client was concerned that instructors were not maximizing the technology’s interactive capabilities and suspected that some instructors did not use the boards at all. The client wanted to find out who was using them and how they were using them.
The learners in your test writing program just completed a lesson, the objective of which is to choose the appropriate test item type given a testing scenario. You want to be assured that before continuing in the program these learners have mastered this learning objective, so you give them an essay test requiring them to describe best practices for writing multiple choice tests.
Author Bruce Barton once noted, “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” This is certainly true for e-learning, especially now, as the knowledge economy meets the digital workplace. Just when you think you have set your direction, things evolve. What strategic–not tactical–shifts in the e-learning field should we prepare for, even while we maintain our current efforts?
When we use the words training programs or seminars, we almost always are referring to those classroom-type sessions, usually with a projector up front and a captive class listening (if not snoozing) to an assigned speaker or instructor. A skilled instructor would encourage participation–by asking questions and maybe including timed breakout sessions where participants are asked to work in small groups.
The annual conference has always been an amazing week-long adventure that blurs into one day of constant motion. The running around from one place to the next, jumping through fiery hoops, scaling stairs in a single pounce, delivering printed materials to the next room, making sure all the rooms are set up correctly, tweeting, “Facebooking,” posting on LinkedIn, and helping attendees find the correct course is, for a lesser use of the word, awesome! It is always worth it to me to see something that has taken so long in planning finally come together.