Monthly Archives: June 2015

Manifesto Signatories 6/29/2015

Arthur and Elaine Kirn Rubin
AUTHORS & EDITORS 2Learn-English
We endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto, Especially because we have personally and professionally sought to perform in accordance with the ideas and principles set forth in The Manifesto.
Roger Mundell
I absolutely endorse this manifesto, but I am optimistic that the current issues are a generational thing. When the gamer generation, who have grown up with interactive technologies, begins to influence instructional design, and as the competition heats up from tools enabling more people to be involved in the development of learning, then these desired improvements will become widespread.

Manifesto Signatories 6/22/2015

Michael A. Grube As an instructional designer, I believe we can make a difference with the eLearning Manifesto. Our focus needs to shift from the client and content to the learner and performance.

Manifesto Signatories 6/18/2015

Liz Baker
Bowman Associates
It is a pleasure to endorse the manifesto. Serious eLearning should be learner centric, meaningful and engaging. If we lose focus of our learners in designing eLearning then we loose focus of their needs and the needs of their organisation. eLearning is often seen as a sausage mill where learners enter at one end and will be churned through until they come out the other with knowledge. The Serious eLearning Manifesto takes this myth and replaces it with the facts that eLearning can influence behaviours, knowledge and skills but has to be designed with care and skill to make it engaging and productive. It is a pleasure to support this manifesto.
Geoffry Hall
TAFE nsw swsi
I have used e-learning as teacher and student and found that its performance was below the standard that was required for real learning. Those who are in education are not teachers do not seem to know or care that that the drive for e-learning as it being done now will fail to deliver the results that believe will come. So I welcome this manifesto as a START to repair the damage to the art of learning and teaching.

Manifesto Signatories 6/16/2015

Wendy Edie
eCom Scotland Ltd
Just this month I was reflecting on my recent visit from Scotland to the US where, amongst other things I attended the Association for Talent Development’s 2015 conference. Having attended previous ATD events, I was intrigued to find out about the latest trends and innovations. The conference was marketed as bringing training and development industry to life. The people and vendors that I met were fantastic and we had some great discussions, but the atmosphere felt a bit flat and it seemed like a number of key vendors were missing. There was an abundance of tools, many which seemed to be taking a quirky approach and incorporating elements that were all about fun, but I came away feeling like it is time to bring the serious back to learning! Making things fun and comical language seems to be the trend, however the sector is in danger of undermining its credibility if we don’t get serious! Leaders in our fast evolving sector need to consider the approaches we take rather than jumping on the latest ‘trend’. Tools are great, we all need them, but if you are looking to embed an online learning solution that truly brings positive change (no mean feat!) then a single tool is not going to be the catalyst for change. A blended approach, with an adaptable and flexible solution that truly meets the needs of the organisation is what enables L&D to enhance profit and productivity, talent management and cultural behaviours. It would have been good to see more vendors offering these comprehensive solutions.

Manifesto Signatories 6/15/2015

Barbara Stoner
As an individual who has both taken many e-learning modules and developed as well, I endorse this manifesto.
Ronak Sanghavi
ValueBASE Inc.
I endorse the Manifesto. I want to make one more suggestion though, especially if it is not adequately addressed in the current Manifesto. Even if it is my suggestion is that it should more visibility. Serious learning should rely heavily on "Self-discovery" Typical elearning is designed to communicate knowledge, concepts and techniques. However, designing learning experiences as guided, facilitated probing helps learner make the information THEIR own through self-discovery.
Henk O. Corporaal
Telfort Education Group
Working in education, it is all the more important for me to endorse this manifesto, seeing it as my task and duty to make sure that the young people at the universities and colleges engaging with our e-learning programs get inspired by the possibilities of this new way of learning.

Manifesto Signatories 6/8/2015

Marc Ramos
If Learning Strategy has a baseline, this is it!
David Gutiérrez
The Manifesto sums up my core values ​​at my job as corporate learning consultant and instructional designer. Putting it in practice requires a great effort, but is one that I’ve been already making my whole professional life.