In my Countdown to Xmas, I offered a series of 24 daily posts in the form of a different learning resource. So what do these 24 resources tell us about how to design content and learning experiences for the modern workplace?
Here they are in one list – with my thoughts about what each one tells us about content and learning experience design.
- The Blood Typing Game – an interactive simulation might be just the ticket
- Samuel Pepys Diary – we can learn a lot by reading a little bit every day
- Learn Free Magic Tricks – content has to be contextually relevant though
- Highbrow – if we spent 10 or 20 minutes everyday learning something new – it all adds up.
- Periodic videos – videos are a very visual way to tell a difficult story
- Histography – an interactive timeline might provide perspective
- Chef2Chef Online Cooking Class – simple text and graphics often suffice – content doesn’t have to be all-singing, all-dancing!
- A Google a Day – a daily task or activity can build skills gradually
- Learn to Draw – you need time to practice
- Daily Lit – keep the daily content short and digestible
- Random Wiki Page – remember, we also learn things serendipitously
- Learn to dance online – watch and try things out – in the privacy of your own home if you like!
- Leonardo’s Notebook – keep the content as flexible as possible
- Daily French Pod – listening to something every day might works best for some things and people
- Good Typing – practice makes perfect!
- DNA from the beginning – animation is very appealing
- Neurotic Neurons – we learn by just playing with stuff
- Chesscademy – we learn when we play with others
- How the market works – we learn by playing games
- Introduction to leadership – things need to work on the best device for the individual concerned – whether that be the desktop, tablet, smartphone or smartwatch
- How to make a wooden Christmas tree – sometimes you just want to download something, print it out and use it offline
- Curious – help people become curious
- How can you cook a cucumber? – got a problem? just ask a question
- Google Santa Tracker – most of all, what you produce needs to tap into the individual’s intrinsic desire to find things out
Want to find out more about designing modern content and learning experiences? It’s one of the sections in my new book Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017 to be released early January.