Spotlight: Coronavirus Lockdown—Week 1 Digest

Spotlight: Coronavirus Lockdown—Week 1 Digest
Summary: Each week the digest of Spotlight: Coronavirus Lockdown is bringing you the latest submissions about this issue. Let's review together everything that happened last week.

A Global Change Of Routine

Welcome to this week's digest of Spotlight: Coronavirus Lockdown, in which we cover articles submitted during Week 1 of our project. Many of our authors shared with us submissions filled with positivity and solutions regarding the coronavirus situation, and we are more than happy to present them.

Working Remotely? Bridge Social Distance With Social Presence

Pam decided to address the loneliness of the remote worker and suggested 4 ways to create a social presence when working from home. Her tips are spot on and we actually use them ourselves. Pamela Hogle is an experienced journalist, technical writer, and eLearning content developer who holds master’s degrees in journalism and human-canine life sciences.

What Does The COVID-19 Pandemic Mean For Workplace Training?

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, companies are scrambling to protect their people and their operations. Amber's submission discusses how L&D teams should deal with this situation. It is important to understand when to cancel a training scheme and when, and most importantly, how to persist. Amber Wasfy is an Instructional Design expert and independent consultant who develops online courses about the fundamentals of learning. She also loves coffee!

14 eLearning Strategies To Follow When Your Workforce Has To Work From Home

This list of eLearning Strategies will help you keep your projects alive and maximize their impact even during a lockdown. You will find many references to past articles submitted to our platform by some of your favorite authors. This is no coincidence, the eLearning niche is all about preparing for the next step.

Coronavirus, Learning, And Crisis Management...Opportunity Knocks

Ajay is able to find the silver lining even in the darkest cloud. This is reflected in all the articles he has shared with us in the past, and this one follows suit. He explains how his "lean learning" philosophy and his ingenious acronym "T.R.A.In.E.R.S." can help you make the most out of this situation. Ajay Pangarkar is an award-winning workplace author (The Trainer’s Balanced Scorecard), a performance strategist, and the president of CentralKnowledge.

How Technology Brings Inquiry To The Forefront Of Learning—Especially In A Crisis

Pepy calls attention to the matter of education and the many challenges it faces. Thankfully, technology is a powerful ally in these situations and there are solutions that can greatly help both students and teachers. Kalliopi (Pepy) Meli is a doctoral researcher in teachers' education, teaches at the University of Patras and is an educational consultant at 100mentors, empowering educators to turn theory into practice with educational technology solutions.

Supporting Training When COVID-19 Sends Everyone Home: A Cheat Sheet

We suspect, of course, that due to this situation there are more people working or schooling remotely than ever before. But realizing that even 4-year-olds are using Zoom for sessions with the preschool teachers seriously affects one's perspective. Mark's article discusses this shift and has some pretty clever suggestions that you can use during your "training from home" period. Mark Simon is a principal training consultant at HiMark Solutions and has over 25 years of hands-on experience with design, development, and delivery of eLearning and Instructor-Led Training.

Remote Working In The Years Of Coronavirus: The Story Of eLearning Industry

This is something new. "Tell Your Story" is an invitation for authors to tell their stories in a less-than-formal, personal way. My story is about how we instantly switched to remote working en masse before the government made it obligatory for everyone. For those of you who don't know me, I am Christopher (MBA, MEd), founder of eLearning Industry's network.

Monitor And Adjust

Stuart describes the online migration in a time of crisis through the eyes of an educator. Technology is here to keep the students not only active during a crisis but engaged and interested as well. Stuart L. Mattingly is an educator with experience in high school and college teaching, studying for his doctorate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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