Wednesday, November 29, 2006

It's about DESIGN, not software!

Aarggh! So yesterday I get a call from someone proudly proclaiming the completion of her new asynchronous course. She's concerned that it's "all text" and when I suggest using case studies and simulations the response was: "But I don't know how to do that."

The kicker: the organization spent TEN THOUSAND dollars on an 'authoring tool' (that doesn't do anything you can't do with PowerPoint) but not one dime on giving this person a moment of training in instructional design.

Can we all now say in unison: "And two years from now management will say ' We tried e-learning and it didn't work.' "