A pleasant exchange on LinkedIn the other day has caused me to think some more about my reaction to the statement: “Learning is not an Event.”
That’s not true, IMO. Not always.
My response was: “It’s a Series of Events.”
Which isn’t always true, either.
As always it depends…
Paths of Modular Events
As Rigorous as Required and As Flexible as Feasible
Module Inventory Framework
For both PUSH and PULL Target Audiences.
Or … you leave it to chance.
You Get What You Pay For
The other day I had to link my business email to my Gmail Account – something I had done years and years ago – and now needed to do again. It’s one of those LOOK IT UP – USE IT – and then FORGETABOUTIT. And I must have.
Learning in the moment of need. Or rather, PERFORM in the moment of need. And then – FORGETABOUTIT.
I again – years later – just the other day – went online to find Performance Support – what we used to call Job Aids – or like me (sometimes) Performance Aids – resources from Google and elsewhere. Because I had FORGOTABOUTIT.
What I found was out-of-date guidelines that no longer worked.
You get what you pay for.
Content Maintenance – Or Lack Thereof
That’s the trouble – IMO – with Resources out there in the WWW – and with too many Courses in an Enterprise Content Architecture – is that they are not maintained.
No pruning is done. No updating is done.
They just gather into searchable piles … and then force folks like me into a Trial & Error Mode. Try Try Again. And Again. And Again.
I dislike that.
Where Is the Content Manager?
Or for Learning Content – what I call the Curriculum Manager.
Note – I’m a traditionalist for the most part – and find myself having to embrace the new language slapped on top of older language sometimes – even though I believe that there’s no difference between the intended meaning.
But some people just gotta re-lable things to make it seem new and exciting. A marketing ploy IMO. Sometimes necessary to run and hide from the sins of our collective past – as a professional field.
They need to KEEP EVERGREEN all the content – or better yet – provide a way for users to tag old stuff for elimination consideration. Or Maintenance Budgeting Planning, and Doing.
As I have asked in the past:
What Happens When Best Practices No Longer Are?
Resources From Me
The Curriculum Manager’s Handbook includes content on the ECA – the Enterprise Content Architecture – as do many of my Blog Posts. Search on ECA.
Here is but one of 4 sides of the Box of Content that the ECA is.
These 2011 books are updates and a reconfiguration of content from my prior books, articles and blog posts.
For more info on these and other books – please go – here.
It’s All About Performance Competence
Some Tasks are easy to learn. Others … are not so easy.
As always – It depends.
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