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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

In the Middle of the Curve: So what do we do now?

Found an interesting post via Brent: In the Middle of the Curve: So what do we do now? This post is a great example of first hand experience with the Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0. However, it sounds like Wendy is creating something that may be more eLearning 1.3 than eLearning 2.0.

I'll be curious to see if Wendy can get Moodle to work in a Web 2.0 way. Most of the time the LMS gets in the way of these approaches (see Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?)


Wendy said...

Dr. Karrer - I'll admit that I am curious to see whether I can set up a system that works in a Web 2.0 way too. I currently see 2 issues:

1) whether I can get the technical setup right so that full interactivity is encouraged.

2) whether the end-users decide to use the system in that way.

I figure that ultimately, any training system (or course design, for that matter) needs to take the following into consideration:

1) what are you trying to get the person to do?

2) what restrictions do you have in accomplishing #1

3) what is the best way to encourage #1 while keeping in mind #2

4) Given the above - what is the best tool/approach.

Sometimes, I feel that in the discussion about the appropriate use of technology we lose sight of the objective of the training - long-term change in a person.

Thank you SO much for your kind comments and support.

Tony Karrer said...

Wendy - one thought on this - are you aiming at Training, Learning or Performance Improvement? You item #1 - what peformance are you trying to support - may require very little "training" and other kinds of support can be provided. What was interesting about your approach to using Moodle is that you are breaking out of the training/course model where appropriate.

Look forward to talking to you more about this as you progress.