What do the 24 #C2Xmas resources tell us about how to design modern content and learning experiences?

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.

  1. The Blood Typing Game – an interactive simulation might be just the ticket
  2. Samuel Pepys Diary – we can learn a lot by reading a little bit every day
  3. Learn Free Magic Tricks – content has to be contextually relevant though
  4. Highbrow – if we spent 10 or 20 minutes everyday learning something new – it all adds up.
  5. Periodic videos – videos are a very visual way to tell a difficult story
  6. Histography – an interactive timeline might provide perspective
  7. Chef2Chef Online Cooking Class – simple text and graphics often suffice – content doesn’t have to be all-singing, all-dancing!
  8. A Google a Day – a daily task or activity can build skills gradually
  9. Learn to Draw – you need time to practice
  10. Daily Lit – keep the daily content short and digestible
  11. Random Wiki Page – remember, we also learn things serendipitously
  12. Learn to dance online – watch and try things out – in the privacy of your own home if you like!
  13. Leonardo’s Notebook –  keep the content as flexible as possible
  14. Daily French Pod – listening to something every day might works best for some things and people
  15. Good Typing – practice makes perfect!
  16. DNA from the beginning – animation is very appealing
  17. Neurotic Neurons – we learn by just playing with stuff
  18. Chesscademy – we learn when we play with others
  19. How the market works – we learn by playing games
  20. Introduction to leadership – things need to work on the best device for the individual concerned – whether that be the desktop, tablet, smartphone or smartwatch
  21. How to make a wooden Christmas tree – sometimes you just want to download something, print it out and use it offline
  22. Curious – help people become curious
  23. How can you cook a cucumber? – got a problem? just ask a question
  24. 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.

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Jane Hart

Founder at C4LPT
Jane Hart is an independent workplace learning advisor, writer and international speaker, and is the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. She focuses on helping organisations with Modern Workplace Learning and individuals with Modern Professional Learning workshops. Find out more about Jane at JaneHart.com.