When it came to choosing a name for my blog, someone suggested ‘good to great’ and it seemed perfect – it’s been one of my ‘themes’ over the past year or so. The way I see it, there are some golden rules for creating good e-learning, but I also think that good isn’t always good enough. Isn’t the whole point of all this blogging, tweeting and networking to continually develop ourselves and our ideas, so that we can go beyond ‘good’?
I’ve got my own ideas about what makes good e-learning and what makes really great e-learning (too much for one post, but all of which I’ll blog about at some point). I’ve given a few presentations and webinars on this theme and I always start with a question: if you had to sum up what good e-learning looks like in a word, what would that word be?
When I first asked myself this, it seemed like an impossible question – how to sum up good e-learning in one word? But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that there are three headline characteristics that (for me) define good e-learning. My view has since been validated in a few different forums – when I ask that question at the start of a session, the answers of course vary but there are three words that come up time and time again.
So, before I reveal what my three words are, what do you think? If you had to describe good e-learning in one word, what would it be?