FULL ACCESS PASS
Access to all 10-days of content during the Learning Solutions Digital Experience, May 3 – 14.
- Thought Leadership Days
- Solutions Showcase
- Digital DemoFest
- Conference Sessions
- After Hours Activities
May 3 – 14, 2021 • Virtual
LS-DX on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience.
Ever read a comment from a learner on a course survey that says, "The presenter was very knowledgeable and thought provoking, unfortunately this solution would never work in my setting"? At the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, our members work in school, hospital, and private practice settings, at companies and institutions of vastly different sizes, subject to different regional laws, and made up of different employee compositions. The challenge is to be able to walk a tightrope of content design that is broad enough to warrant product creation from a business perspective, but specific enough to address the unique challenges of each learner. The answer: activity theory.
Activity theory is a framework for analyzing a system that allows us to see how specific workplace factors can impact a learner's ability to implement a solution. In this session, we'll integrate principles from activity theory into the analysis and design processes to help subject matter experts tackle environmental challenges at the right level. First, we'll practice analyzing a task and work setting, exploring how just a few categories (tools, rules, community, and roles) can be used to better understand a task in context. Then we'll come up with specific questions that you can ask your subject matter experts on topics relevant to your content areas to help them uncover barriers to success. And finally, we'll explore ways to weave the answers to these questions into a variety of formats and delivery methods to avoid content being "too specific" or "too broad", even when delivered to a variety of audiences.
In this session, you will learn: