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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Out and About: Need for Speed, Interview and Webcast

In this month's T&D Magazine published by ASTD, I have a number of quotes in the Need for Speed article by Michael Laff.

In the article, I (and others) talk about the drivers of rapid e-learning and how the design aspect of rapid e-learning should not be compromised. I discuss non-traditional inspirations for creating rapid e-learning.

Here is a little from the article:

Besides the demand for quick training on everyday business applications, Kapp noted a spike in demand among organizatoins that seek rapid learning to address sales training for companies that continually launch new products compliance training for Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, or international compliance regulations for companies doing business overseas...Kapp advises trainers who are designing rapid learning modules to take a cue from websites such as the Cartoon Network and Nick Jr. that, while designed for kids, are easy to navigate. Kapp states...There are tools that can decrease the time to develop, but I haven't seen anything for design...the design phase is crucial. It's the last part you should squeeze, but a lot of companies try to do it.

The article has gained interest and I am now teaming with Allison Rossett from San Diego State Univ. for an ASTD Featured Webcast. The details are below, if you have time, register and attend, it would be great to have you on the webcast.

Join us on Tuesday, February 20, for a special webcast for ASTD members. The webcast, based on the February T+D article “The Need for Speed” written by Michael Laff, will examine how the need to deliver training materials faster is altering design and delivery of training programs. Karl Kapp, a faculty member at Bloomsburg University, and Allison Rossett, professor of educational technology at San Diego State University, will also examine the design challenges of rapid learning and the future of this training approach.

Title: Rapid Learning
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
You can register if you are an ASTD member here.


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