What is Plan B? Not Plan A!
Hi Donald, could point us to some examples of good eLearning that don't make these mistakes? Thanks, John
Hi Donald, a very useful list. Like John Howard I'd be interested to see an example of 'good' elearning. What do you think is excellent in the marketplace and why?
It's more than txt. Remember the venture capital guys VCs who thought they’d struck gold? “Just imagine reducing the cost of instructors….” “Employees can learn on their own time.” A few voices such as Roger and Me stammered WTF? You can't take the people out of the learning. A level or two above txt, I detest some of these venal aspects of eLearning.Endless shovel-wareMEGO - my eyes glaze overRead, read, read, quiz, repeatHelp is the dead community forumVolume deal for a library of obsolete crap1.2% completion rate typical (1.2%!!!!)Superfluous cartoonsGratuitous graphicsI may or may not have been the first person to use eLearning on the open web. It was so obvious, I suspect hundreds of us thought it up simultaneously. Nonetheless, it's a bummer that we had to go through a doofus stage to hammer eLearning into something practical. Also, while we're only talking 15 years ago, technology is delivering 100x the juice it sputtered out at the dawn of eLearning.
HI Don, I agree with 9-10 of your 10 mistakes in eLearning. I design "high-end" PowerPoint decks. I purchase some IStock photos and then place minimal text. This can be a very powerful way for speakers/teacher to make their point. Thanks for your post. Lisa
Can you define the acronym MCQ for us?
Sorry Marjorie - Multiple Choice Questions - note that I don't condemn these per se, only the habit of testing on nouns and not understanding. Good ones are fiendishly difficult to write.
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