I believe training anybody on any particular tool (even the seemingly ubiquitous Microsoft Office suite), is the wrong way to go. Talk to them about the skill (writing, creating presentations, etc), and then give some assignments across a couple of different tools. This gives you transferrable skills, which will equip you to communicate and collaborate regardless of the latest wave of tools. And that’s what’s important, in this day of increasing change.
Learnlets » eLearning 2.0.
I was just discussing this with a colleague this morning and I love Clark’s take on this.
This is a great idea for the right situation. 29 topics in 90 minutes. Dareen Barefoot used it to cover web 2.0 sites but it could be adapted for lots of other things. Great Idea!
Looks like a good option for finding training content.
If you’re not familiar with Thiagi you should take a quick look at this video. He explains some of the ways he approaches things like leadership and harassment training. Very interesting, unique and I’d say effective ideas. Great stuff! Go ahead and watch – you won’t be sorry.
YouTube – UMBC Training Forum: Rapid Instructional Design with Thiagi
I really like this idea of “summer camp”. Although I never went I have visions of learning all sorts of fun things just because they seem cool. Not like school when we learn most stuff because we “have to”. I’d love to be able to find enough people near me to do something like this…for the people, by the people. Check it out!
Although not quite the same as summer camp, the program I just finished at SDSU has a few good Saturday Seminars this summer.
Learning Design Summer Camp Concept : Education Technology Services
A nice article by Frank Nguyen on using Captivate to build assessments. The info here could also be used in other tools. I like this chart he included about which types of questions to use for which types of learning you are trying to achieve.
Adobe – Developer Center : How do you know that they know? Building valid assessments in Adobe Captivate