A few random thoughts:
- I don't know about anyone else, but did you sense the fear in the room during the keynote? I saw lots of people around me with slumped shoulders shaking their heads. Though the details may still be up for argument, the point that we need to get past the whole "a course is the solution" is valid.
- Also noticed at the Allen Interactive session that there were 2 types of people in the room. Those of us who have developed eLearning for awhile and recognized the power of the research prototype Scott demonstrated and those who were angry because they "didn't get any information on developing eLearning on a budget."
- I'm going to try to get a bit more information on that Allen Interactive research prototype (I think they are calling it Zebra). There are a couple of really powerful things in there that will make those of us who want to create super-complex branching scenarios very happy.
- This is the same section that triggered my comment about linear vs. branching. I see it in my organization when I try to show them something past the expected multiple choice or drag and drop. Or if I talk about scoring using time and tries. Or if I show them more randomized paths through content. I talked to lots of vendors who were proud that you could "make them go through the content" with their tool. How do we get some of our fellow IDs to think in terms of branches....options...free choice.....
Note to my blogger friends. We are spoiled. We are early adopters. We are the converted.
Time to start getting some information about the resistance.