eLearning – Dominance Through Marginal Gains
I recently read a wonderfully uplifting article on the successes of the GB Cycling Team – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19174302
Basically, the concept goes that if you can break down EVERYTHING that goes into riding a bike, and improve each by 1%, then the overall improvement will be massive. This applies not only to the skills required to ride, but also (for example), in having the same pillow each night when away from home. If you can wash your hands a little bit better, then you will be a little less sick, and be able to ride a little bit better.
What a wonderfully simple way to actively change the way we create eLearning!
Use a few less words, or one more graphic. Speak to one more user to get the “real” perspective of an SME-driven course. Make your Invoice slightly easier to read, or get it in one day earlier than usual? Use one more interaction instead of bullet points.
There are, I’m sure hundreds of things like this that we can all do when creating our courses, and just think of how much better your “product” will be at the end of a year. We can Go for Gold” too.
I would love to collect a list of simple things that can be done – will start a thread over on the “Building Better Courses” area at eLearning Heroes just in case anyone feels like chiming in.