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Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training

Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training
Quick! Design some elearning that has compelling activities and a real business impact! How? Try action mapping. I’ve been using a quick, visual process to design projects. I call it action mapping because it helps you change what people do, not just what they know. Here’s a slideshow with an overview. How does it work in the real world? For me, the map fills three roles: Design documentOutline (obviously non-linear; if someone wants a linear approach, I write a short, high-level text outline or move the nodes so they form a list on one side of the goal)Content repository The map is a content repository because I use Compendium, which lets you include PowerPoint slides, Word documents, and other files in the map. If you use a rapid tool, you could probably just dive into the tool after creating the map, using the map as an outline and tightening the source materials as you go. Why use the map? How does this work at your organization?

http://blog.cathy-moore.com/2008/05/be-an-elearning-action-hero/

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