Via amazing Rose inside the Australian flexible learning framework, a video with Top Ten Tips for success in e-learning innovations. (See my viewing notes further down the page.)
Great to see Dora and Josie first up, and then Georgina coming in second, followed by Brad and Vanessa. All visionaries with the practical genius to get things done.
“Successful 2008 project participants share their advice on how to approach your 2009 Australian Flexible Learning Framework E-learning Innovations project. Applications open now until 5 March 2009.”
Oh look they included a soundbite from me too .. clearly i need guidance on talking to a video camera. Must be the nerves.
Update: here are the notes i took while watching the video:
1) Focus on a genuine need: find a problem that needs solving; get the objective in one paragraph, and make sure your partners agree with that;
2) embed genuine solutions: look at your returns on investment, and strategic ways of embedding the e-learning .. if partnering with business, make sure you make their needs central to the plan;
3) build on strong relationships: don’t start from scratch, work with existing projects and partners .. take them further; partnership is about relationship; you’ll need lots of trust and respect in your partnerships; keep communication close;
4) put learners at the centre: be really clear with all your stakeholders, ask students where they want to go and listen to their response; find innovative solutions to meet the needs of multiple people with full-time demands;
5) use what’s already there: eg networks and stakeholders; build on past projects; eg “innovate & integrate” from Marie Jasinski;
6) apply sound educational design: Gipps Tafe finds existing products and customises with a facilitation model to embed; choose products that suit the medium; trial new products with end-users from the very beginning, and tailor it along the way; look for the best of both worlds, eg scenario-based learning with competence touchstones;
7) plan: for time, people, stakeholders; start early in preparation and equipment; change can be scary; clear in goals and rationale, especially considering end users; have a really strong team, especially manager and facilitator;
8) keep it simple: some things take longer than you think they will; “consider everything possible up front”;