I’m absolutely loving…

Posted on Jan 16, 2011

… the structure of the online Rapid eLearning Design programme that I have been undertaking for the past week.

The ReD programme is the brain-child of @RobHubbard from LearningAge solutions who has cleverly set the premise of the programme around each of the delegates being ‘Junior Operatives’ in the fictitious Ministry of Instructional Design, but hey! Rob can do a much better job of explaining the premise in this video here.

As I’m only a week into it it is a little difficult to offer any in-depth feedback, however what already deserves recognition is the way in which the programme is structured. Rob has done a great job of blending:

  • Social Learning
  • Rapid eLearning
  • Immersive Learning Environments
  • Self-directed learning
  • Mind-maps
  • Online assessments
  • Peer-reviews
  • Webinars
  • and Blogs

and we’ve only just finished Week 1!

Whilst the above list may seem a hell of a lot to be participating in in a week, the real credit to the programme is the way in which it ‘just works’ from the learners perspective.

There were a few interactions within the induction game, that caused me to raise an eyebrow as the responses that the characters provided did not neccesarily fit with what I considered to be a holistic approach to elearning; this was echoed by other members in the Ning site that acts as the social-learning element of the programme (we are thinking that the responses were deliberate, in order to spark debate) – I’ll be checking this with Rob tomorrow during the Week 2 webinar.

There were 2 ‘assignments’ to undertake this week. One centred around the use of images in elearning (my submision is actually the header at the top of this Blog site!) and the other was around the use of audio in elearning. That submission can be heard below.


[audio:http://tayloringit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ReD-audio-assignment.mp3|titles=ReD audio assignment]

Audio intro/outro source.

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