Everything has changed and something significant is happening in learning. We’re not in Kansas any more. When we’re no longer locked down if you think you’ll be able to go back to the way we were, it just won’t wash.
If you broker face to face, your sponsors will ask why it still now needs to be done that way when it wasn’t while you were locked down.
If you deliver face to face, your buyers will ask why you still need a classroom when it can be done digitally.
If you design e-learning, your sponsors will ask why you still need a 6 week lead-in when it wasn’t done that way during lock down.
If you deliver e-learning, your sponsors will ask what value you’re adding when people used YouTube during lock down.
Physically locked down, your colleagues, employees and workforce have been freed to learn on their own.
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons
When people are freed and no longer locked down, you won’t be able to keep things – content, platforms, relationships – locked down any longer.