Wednesday, December 08, 2010

And a Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling to You!

2094567877_e7acdffcc8 With the holidays upon us, let’s string out the sparkly lights and dazzle our eLearning program with lots and lots of clicky-clicky bling-bling!!!

(This is my new, patented eLearning term.  Y’all can use it, too.) 

What is clicky-clicky bling-bling?  It’s eLearning with lots of whiz, lots of bang, lots of clicky-clicky in a lame attempt to add pizzazz to dry content and to make it more engaging

But once you unwrap the sparkle, sadly, all you’re left with is a load of eLearning junk…

Don’t mistake clicky-clicky bling-bling for “engagement.” It’s just shiny wrapping paper covering up a pair of crummy socks with holes in them.

Read on for more on clicky-clicky bling-bling and other tidbits in this month’s addition to the eLearning Top Tips library:  Tip #47: Three Holiday Wishes

Photo credit: Christmas lights by George Deputee on Flickr

1 comment:

Cate Poole said...

Once again Cammy gives me a good laugh--not only because she is clever, but because what she says is TRUE. Why just this morning I was discussing a clicky-clicky-bling,bling thing with my co-workers. We were getting all caught up in the functionality when all of a sudden I realized the bling wouldn't mean a thing if the clicky-clicky text that appeared was some dry, boring, obscure facts that had nothing to do with DOING. (what a let down clicking can be)

So, as the writer of text that is revealed through clicky-clicky, I am reminded to make it really shine through the bling and make it interesTING.