Learnnovators, a leading provider of innovative eLearning solutions, and Clark Quinn of Quinnovation, a recognized leader in learning technology strategy, have designed and developed a course on “Workplace of the Future.” The free course is now available for use.
The purpose of the undertaking was to demonstrate how a course, developed under the practical constraints of a “real-time” project, can follow best principles at every stage from design to development. Simultaneously, the goal is to point to new ideas about ways to work, bolstered by the support of the Internet Time Alliance.
The course, offered as a tribute to the late Jay Cross, is being shared free of charge with the learning community at large, along with a series of blog posts providing a detailed behind-the-scenes account of the entire journey. Cross was a leader on the path to “working smarter” and founder of the Internet Time Alliance.
The highlights of the project include the following:
- The project is deliberately developed under a set of practical real-world constraints
- It is offered as a tribute to the late Jay Cross
- The topic of the course is “Workplace of the Future,” a new and important subject
- The project bakes best
principles into its design and development, some of which include:
- The course is activity-based (experiential learning), with content available as a reference to be pulled by learners if and when needed
- It models decision-making within a real-world context
- It allows learners to make mistakes, providing intrinsic feedback to show the consequences of their choices
- The course uses no audio
- It offers open navigation; that is, learners are free to explore and learn without any restriction
- It uses a comic book visual style to enhance graphic appeal
- It was beta tested with a closed user group, feedback from whom was considered and incorporated
Access the course here: http://learnnovators.com/workplace-of-the-future/
Clark Quinn, PhD, helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. After an academic career, Quinn served as an executive in online and eLearning initiatives; he has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. He tweets as @Quinnovator, blogs at Learnlets.com, and works through Quinnovation.com.
Learnnovators, headquartered in Chennai, India, is a multiple-award-winning organization that specializes in the design and development of innovative and effective learning solutions for the workplace. Since inception in 2003, it has successfully delivered and deployed over 10,000 hours of learning content for a wide range of industries.
Learnnovators helps clients address skill and performance gaps in their workforce by creating customized learning solutions that align with their business goals. Whether it is choosing the best mode of learning techniques tailored to organizational objectives, creating customized content, or designing interactive modules with the help of games or simulations, Learnnovators has implemented innumerable programs to the satisfaction of a clientele spread across South Asia, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. These solutions have been deployed on a variety of contexts and devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, interactive whiteboards, interactive kiosks, etc.
Learnnovators’ core competencies are in the areas of custom eLearning, rapid eLearning, mobile learning, gamified learning, blended learning, and localization. It also offers its own learning platform, Learnosphere.To find out more about the company, visit Learnnovators.com.