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Like most people, I’ve been totally absorbed by the Winter Olympic and Paralympic games. So, a few weeks ago, between eating doughnuts and staring, open mouthed at the feats of bravery and beauty on the screen before me, I made a sudden, and life affirming decision.
I was going to learn to ice-skate.
Investment v ROI is a business-wide discussion point and is often the backbone in measuring success in any business. Why is this not always the case for learning? We’d like to think it was, but as designers, managers and stakeholders, are we always sure that the money invested in training is invested in the right way to yield greater results in learning?
When I was asked to write a course for ASOS, I thought – great – I’ve spent hours and hours trawling through their website for my outfits. They have everything from a “going to tea with the parents” outfit, to a “going out-out” dress. You need an outfit, they’ve got it. But when I found out the e-learning was going to be systems based, I was a bit gutted. Even as an Instructional Designer, I feel the dread of a systems course approaching like everyone else does. They’re hard to get excited about because they can be pretty boring… but not this one. I decided to make this one different.
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