Well, it was a busy time to begin with, but the time for my Dad‘s remembrance was an unexpected (although necessary and fulfilling) addition to the load. As a consequence, I’ve had my head down with little time for reflection. However, there’s been an interesting synergy between a project I’ve been doing and a framework I’ve been developing.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Verna Allee (who I mentioned earlier) on a project, and getting to know her stuff better. I’ve also been abstracting from some work with a business partner across several organizations, assisting their elearning strategy. One of the things I saw was that there was a reasonable sequence of steps to take in moving from ‘content on a screen with a quiz’ and ‘virtual classroom’ to a technology-empowered performance environment.
I decided to justify the steps by mapping the organizational and individual benefits from each step, and they reliably include broader reach and more organizational value as you move up the chain. I also believe (but have yet to map, and not sure I can or will) that the steps have to proceed in this order. Or, rather, if you adopt one of the tactics, you’ll have to retrofit the others to move up a level.
I’m willing to be wrong about that last, of course :). I’ll be talking about this at the eLearning Guild’s always excellent Annual Gathering, so maybe we’ll have a chance to talk about it further.