Wake-up Call

David Grebow, saying what a lot of people feel on the Learning Circuits blog.

    Why not look for what will really work today? Why not finally get serious about workplace simulations, performance support, learning simulations, games that teach, storytelling, collaborative learning environments and more. Why not really start to build Learning Organizations that really help us learn what we need to know and do as go to work as adults in the workplace, and continue learning as we live to an ever older old age?

    Why do I feel like I cannot wake up, that Iím the only one screaming and listening to my own voice echo off the school walls, as the Hall Monitors race down the corridors of my mind, intent upon shutting me up, and quietly sending me away to some endless detention?

    Why are you all facing forward and being so quiet? Knock, knock. Anybody there on the other side of the glass?

Well, aren't you going to say something???

Posted by Jay Cross at October 27, 2003 10:15 PM | TrackBack

I did say something ;0)



Posted by: mindful_learner at October 28, 2003 01:33 AM

You aren't alone out there. I think that there are a lot of people who are just really starting to eneter the industry and they need to feel more comfortable with the ideas before they start to really kick ass. There are good people out there trying to think up the answers. Money and initiative have been a problem, and so has proving ROI. Remember how everyone got burned by CBT's and that lecture that cost 2000 thousand dollars. Anyway...I dig your writing...both of you guys...keep it up...cheers

Posted by: Bret at October 28, 2003 08:49 PM

You're not alone Jay--but we need you to keep banging on the glass!

Posted by: Ted Cocheu at November 3, 2003 09:39 AM

With enough passionate views like yours then the doors will surely open, but we must remember that the customers are not wrong. If they are not taking up elearning, then we as practitioners are not delivering and communicating the value.

"Why not look for what will really work today? Why not finally get serious about workplace simulations, performance support, learning simulations, games that teach, storytelling, collaborative learning environments and more."

Simply because the cost/benefits are not so compelling that they have to change, and they are right. I know that the use of 3D games technology provides massive learning benefits, but at >$3m dollars an application you are not going to get many takers. So its up to, we must innovate, demonstrate effectiveness, measure ROI, be flexible, adaptive and quick. The case for change then is overwhelming, it can be done.

Posted by: Chris Brannigan at November 8, 2003 02:03 AM

not bad

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