CCID'S and the COVID-19 pandemic, How to Support Businesses
"With a skill-set that inter-operates within the influence of human behavior and advancement, it indirectly becomes the responsibility of instructional designers to reinforce the notions of discipline throughout the pandemic."
A Global Pandemic for Change
We are in the wake of a global pandemic
As we strive to maintain normalcy within a global pandemic, it has become difficult to identify where we are in life. As things have changed, everything about us is changing, that includes the way we communicate with friends and family and even the way we learn information and distribute knowledge across the globe.
When you look at what is taking place, the old way of doing things is likely to be long gone. However, a unification of knowledge must be present, as we begin to use technology, which inadvertently separates us, like never before. It is imperative that we concentrate on how we distribute knowledge, primarily in our understanding of how this viral incident can be prevented in the future. By utilizing instructional design within the corporate world, this can be accomplished.
How can CCIDs help in the reduction of the spread of COVID-19
Instructional design is a discipline that requires an understanding of the psychology of how people learn and digest information. IDs in the corporate world can implement training that can integrate learning experiences and an understanding of viral spread and disease control within their training programs. This is a powerful way to provide different learning experiences that can be applied amid traditional learning activities to make the workplace more productive. This also includes, developing programs that outline best practices for working from home, understanding COVID-19 spread processes as well as applied learning for remaining healthy at home, as employee health is the pedestal of an effective workplace.
With a skill-set that inter-operates within the influence of human behavior and advancement, it indirectly becomes the responsibility of instructional designers to reinforce the notions of discipline throughout the pandemic.
For CIDs that are willing to take a stand in the reduction of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, here is what you can do:
Create free programs that educate learners about COVID-19 and how it is spread
Work with schools and other educators in enhancing their e-learning material during this time
Design online games and applications for children to get educated on the infectious disease
Create a corporate portal for your employees to access with updates on the virus and its developments
Train employees on telecommunication and how tele-conferences work within the company
Design a learning program that explains social-distancing and how to apply it against viral spread
Use Zoom, Skype or other business video chatting platforms to do employee check-ins for daily learning
Work with your local law enforcement to assist with any training initiatives they may have
In whatever you do, you are encouraged to remain safe and healthy at all times.