Talent Development and Instructional Design

Teamwork and Elearning

I worked with a great group of people for the last three days. We were “sequestered” and working on developing an elearning module using Captivate, Presenter, PowerPoint, video, audio, document data files, and graphics.

Our group was past forming, storming, norming, and were defintely performing. We have many lessons learned and will be documenting them asap. All of the personalities meshed and everyone learned something new.

Our secondary goal was to see if given the dedicated time could we accomplish the goal. We still have a little work to do on our product, but it is definitely high quality. I believe if given the same amount of time and information, and a little more technical know how, we could finish a product in the given time.

So, this weeks activities have left me with some questions:
Could I develop an elearning module by myself in the same amount of time given most of the assets?
What is the best way to present information in elearning?
Are recorded webinars effective learning since the words are in the screen and mostly being read (in most of the ones I have seen)?
Will instructor led training be displaced by elearning? (I doubt it!)
How can you represent some topics through graphics?
Will all of the rest of the teams I work with be as pleasant?

2 replies on “Teamwork and Elearning”

All great ideas but I would also add another item to it: consider doing a virtual event/meeting. Virtual events and meetings are a great way to deliver training and enable collaboration especially with travel budgets cut. These solutions are being deployed so rapidly by companies that the market is projected to exceed $18 billion by 2015. If you are interested in how you can use virtual environments attend the Virtual Edge Summit Feb. 22-23 (virtually or in-person if you are in/near Silicon Valley). There is no registration fee if you take a short survey. Virtual Edge Summit 2010 is the only event that focuses exclusively on providing education, training and solutions for planning and producing virtual events, meetings and communities. Over 2 days, 80 experts will share their experience with you, and be available for one-on-ones. The event also offers a rich program for featuring experts from Cisco, Stanford, IBM, Disney SAP, Oracle, Intel as well as top virtual technology and service providers like InXpo, ON24, 6Connex, Stream57, CGS VirtualEvents365, George P. Johnson, Unisfair and Digitell. When: February 22-23, 2010 8am until 6pmWhere: At the Santa Clara Convention Center in California and virtually in browser based virtual environments offering 2D and 3D experiences.Register at

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