The Thin Mints of eLearning February 21, 2011Posted by Eric Matas in eLearning, Theory.
Tags: eLearning, Girl Scouts, InstructionalDesign, Learning Theory, Thin Mints
(It teaches them about business. About selling. Money. Honesty.)
I’d like to sell to you, for $3.50, a box of thin chocolaty-minty learning cookies. Learning that you would enjoy. Binge on. Freeze for later. And even share with friends and family.
(I am talking about elearning.)
I start to wrap up the tower of cookies and put it back in the box with its twin, when it occurs to me that these individual Thin Mints are really very thin. Super thin. Like, they’re barely even a whole cookie. In fact, it would probably take three Thin Mints to equal one regular-sized cookie. Which means if I eat two more, I’m really only finishing up one cookie, right?
That’s the truth according to the Didactic Pirate.
The truth about elearning: The experience of elearning needs to be so thin that it leaves learners wanting more.
That’s all folks. A thin mint this.