In my early days, I wrote a lot of software training courses. Instruct, Demo, Practice, Test, Rinse, Repeat. Something like that. CBT did the job.
Is it just me and my particular career trajectory and things seem to be getting deeper now? Or has this complexity been there all along and I was just skating along in a parallel universe?
Are the expectations for eLearning actually getting more demanding? Are we seeing a real shift from just information and declarative knowledge to real expertise development?
I guess the obvious answer is yes. We must be. We have to be. Businesses are looking for eLearning to fill more of the training need. Universities and institutions are transitioning to online curriculum.
So as designers, we – (and by this, I mean I) – need to be better prepared to create more complex training programs.
(This is when I start thinking about going back to grad school. Yes, me. I think about it. I really do…)