by Mark Trezona
photo by Sue Ridge
sunlight on a grape
I am just coming out of three months of making my first eLearning training programme. It has been huge, intense, wonderful, knackering, all-consuming, richly rewarding and quite definitely the hardest work I have done in one concentrated quarter of a year for a very long time.
At the end of each video I invite participants - still my preferred identity for the people who come to learn with me - to reflect back over what they most remember and want to take and use from their experience. And I decided it might be useful and of some interest, too, I hope, to step myself through these questions.
And I cannot even begin to want to do this to and for myself alone, and so I am using this post as a platform to come sit for a moment to reflect back out loud over what has been a huge three months of learning, making, experimenting, producing, crafting, failing, repeating, reworking, labouring and finessing this nearly-finished-now programme of learning videos.
Just like making a show in a multitude of ways, and completely different and unfamiliar for me in one ineluctable aspect: making a show is entirely collaborative and this experience has been entirely solo.
Question 1: What happened? What do I most remember from this experience? What stands out as significant or especially memorable?
I remember having to keep learning something new, every day, then every week. And every time I thought I'd learned everything I needed to produce this work, discovering something else I hadn't realised I didn't know that I needed to learn or figure out or muddle my way through or solve or fix or experiment with until I found a way to make it work.