Design Challenge

I don’t usually blog about work, since mostly this is a blog about the stuff I do for our hobby farm.

But, I’m lucky enough to have a remote job for a non-profit. I write training for tax professionals. We are, as most nonprofits, understaffed. So instead of instructional design, I’m head down writing content as quickly as possible for webinars. I like trying new things. My old director used to call me a pioneer. I always wanted to do the next thing, try the new delivery method, find new ways to create material.

So, since I don’t have time during work hours, I’m going to do it on my own time. Why on the blog, you ask? Accountability. I’ll blog about my process, design, creation, and delivery.

The Challenge: Create ten one-objective pieces of training, using a variety of delivery methods.

The type of training has a variety of names, I’m hearing Microlearning a lot. So we will call it Microlearning.

I started yesterday. I came up with small items that I thought I could write about.

  1. Uniform Definition of a Child
  2. Filing Status
  3. Covered Securities
  4. HSA Last Month Rule
  5. Cancellation of Debt Income
  6. HSA Reporting
  7. Due Diligence
  8. Choice of Entity
  9. The New Form 1040
  10. Net Investment Income Taxation

These may not mean anything to any of you, but they are a list of a few simple tasks that are important, but maybe aren’t intuitive.

Next, brainstorming delivery methods.

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