A great deal of dreaming has been happening in the last month or so. So many projects seem to be focussing on the change management strategies and personal engagement strategies for moving elearning to the top of their list of activities. The project managers are each looking for guidance, networking, and designing elearning, in different ways.
One group of centre managers are considering innovative and practical ways of implementing elearning for their community learners. One TAFE group of eportfolio project leaders and seeking ways of implementing eportfolios into their teaching practices. State based elearning innovation project leaders are seeking practial tools for embedding innovative practices. Several community/school partnership projects are using Web 2.0 technology to bridge the gap between their capability and their innovations.
Each are developing their own visions about where they want to be in six months time, twelve months time or three years time. This dreaming stage is an important one to set the scene for their activities, its like planning the itinerary as part of an upcoming journey.
For my own dreaming stage, I am looking ahead to a time in the near future where my reputation and credibility in the field of strategic mentoring and coaching in the elearning environment is sound and sought after. Especially, my vision includes the creation and ownership of practical online tools for exploring, implementing and embedding elearning innovations.
I dream of a suite of tools that enable elearning enthusiasts and converts alike to
- self-assess their own readiness for implementing elearning (CHECKLIST)
- gauge the readiness of their organisation for supporting elearning (RIPPLES)
- compare capability, readiness and successes with elearning (BENCHMARKING)
- design elearning strategies, activities and models (DESIGNING ELEARNING)
- consider the success factors required for diffusing innovative practices (ROGERS INNOVATION ATTRIBUTES TEMPLATE)
- plan for a staged implementation of innovative practices within an organisation (FOUR PHASE STRATEGY)
- create an Elearning Plan for an individual or an organisation.
Note: these could all be brought together in the one online space for ease of access and to provide a pathway for explorers to follow