After publishing my recent article on Change Challenges, it kept me thinking of how this can all be summed up in one simple catch phrase. When it comes to eLearning, be the activator and make a change. I can almost guarantee that you will encounter change inhibitors. You can’t move forward if you’re an inhibitor, so become an activator. Be a Change Activator not a Change Inhibitor
Whilst scrolling through my twitter feed, I came across the image below which got me to thinking of how relevant it is for eLearning. We all strive to build and deliver the best eLearning we can, but we will always face ‘change challenges’. There is no clear answer on how to manage this, so how about you just send them this image and see what kind of reply you get! Don’t let a Change Challenge stop you from Changing 🙂 You can fight change, adapt to change, embrace change, create change, and / or lead change. No matter your choice, it’s not going away.
This is an extract from my book, The seven year education itch (available on iTunes, Amazon and Kobo). When I first started facilitating, I was given guidance and helpful tips from other colleagues that had been facilitating for a very long time. A common theme was they were very set in their ways of how to deliver classes, what resources to use and methods of handling students that aren’t progressing. I listened to what they had to say and it just didn’t sit with me. Right from the beginning of my Vocational Education career, something was just not right. However I continued with the development of my own resources based on the wealth of advice I was receiving. My first class was a Certificate IV in Web Development and from memory, the unit I had to deliver was in Copyright and Intellectual Property – seriously, can it get any more boring for future programmers? As much as I tried to improve the lesson and engage the students, the resources I had were terrible, even I would’ve fallen asleep in my own class! I’d like to briefly explain the class I was presented with, and the type of students. I was delivering to students that were generally from a low socioeconomic in South Western Sydney. Their ages ranged from 17 to 55 all with a diverse range of backgrounds and skills. Some of the older students had wanted a career change, others had dabbled in Web Development and thought it would be easy. Some were forced by […]