I don’t want to leap to any conclusions here, but there’s a strong possibility people hate your eLearning. It’s nothing personal–it probably started with the writing.
The trouble with eLearning is you don’t get to see people rolling their eyes and tuning out. But I can guarantee that’s what happens, if it’s not written thoughtfully.
People hate poorly written eLearning.
Not only does this deplete your corporate karma, it’s hard to be effective with experiences people hate. That means they won’t retain the information you need them, and worse, they won’t change their behavior.
And that isn’t their fault.
Here’s how much of the world’s eLearning goes.
A series of slides filled with obvious and uninspiring statements, accompanied by even less inspired narration, as your learners desperately click the fast-forward button only to discover they’re trapped. You’ve locked down the navigation and ensured the seekbar isn’t searchable.
Someone realized the training was boring, so they thought a captive audience was the only solution.
For example, how many anti-harassment training start off by asking the really tough, uncomfortable questions? Like whether or not grabbing someone’s buttock counts as sexual harassment.
By the way, no one ever uses the word “buttock” outside of anti-harassment training.
Writing for eLearning
Imagine an eLearning course that challenges taboos, empowers people in the workplace, and still manages to check the legal requirements.
Here’s what you need to know about hiring me to write your eLearning:
I’m skilled in interviewing experts to get to the heart of what people need to know.
Writing for eLearning means reframing what the business needs from the point of view of the learner. I can do that.
Not only do I have experience writing for eLearning, but I’ve got a background that covers instructional design theory.
There’s an art and a science to writing content that changes behavior. I spent three years specializing in doing exactly that.
Good eLearning relies on more than paragraphs to convey information. Not just any writer can do that–but I can.
I’m familiar with the programming logic many rapid development authoring tools use, and I know how to write to use this logic and collaborate with your developers.
If you need someone who can write eLearning for 508 compliance, I’ve got a lot of experience.
Confidentiality and My eLearning Writing Clients
You won’t see a lot of eLearning samples here, because the content is usually internal and can be very sensitive.
However, I do have a small amount of work I can share.