The Innotab Learning Lodge won’t be back online until next week. But the catch of a while no doubt giving a pause to people who rely on the lessons.
When Will The Innotab Learning Lodge Be Back Online
You might remember that in September I did a story about the How Did This Happen? screen where I asked an Irish paper if there was news about the future of the Irish Innotab Learning Lodge .
Over the next few months, many, many hours have gone by. I took up Irish . And I just haven’t been able to sleep because I keep thinking about the fact that people like me — women like me — could once have gone online, but we don’t anymore.
I can’t wait for the new classes.
But it does sound like a pretty big project. Will there be more like this, and are there other lessons to learn from this debacle and from before?
I wanted to hear your thoughts, so I put the call out on social media for your thoughts on this story.
So please, if you want to see my 4,000 words of introspection on the class, turn to the bottom of this post.
But here’s what I see when I look at the question.
I can see that many people were upset because of what they saw as bureaucratic red tape — when the people who own the class said this would take care of the problem. But the additional visits of its many people were a bureaucratic nightmare.
And so now, I fear there are ghosts of e-learning past walking around Facebook, whispering, “So what if you had this answer a year ago?” But no one knew there were problems until now.
I can see that those people were upset because they were looking forward to their trip down the learning path, and people wanted to share that with their friends.
I can see that the people behind the project thought it was a great idea, and should never have given up on that course at all.
I can see that they probably started this with lots of fervor, and ended it without having had any idea how big the problem was, which I think is very bad form to be guilty of.
I see that it took all these years to get the starting point for this lesson in learning, and I’m sure that once they found out what the problem was — they would have heard many calls to improve such a problem, but never would have anticipated it getting so big.
I can see that there may have been more trains of thought that should have taken the test, and that there was probably no plan, not at first, for what to do with the data if it lost the contest, or if they lost the contest entirely.
I can see that many people were trying to correct what they saw as a technical problem, when in truth, the people behind the project were wrong.
I can see that this site has a lot of learning to do in order to be something more than the joke that it is now. I can see that these people have been unhappy to see how their once-unflattering nickname has become a whole community all their own, but that they must take their past mistakes and improve on them.
I can see that now that this lesson has taken a place in Irish history, that many people who started as part of the joke that they were trying to be are now as furious as ever at the feature that got off the track, and as concerned as ever that the lesson will never be taught properly again.
Do you think something like this can happen again in Ireland?
If so, do you think I can keep learning online for the rest of my life?
If I can’t, will I realize this was a failure to learn in the future?
I can’t wait to hear all your thoughts.
And if you want to read my original story, check out the text below or on Facebook.
So, what now?
I’d love to hear your thoughts, and if you have time, I’d love to do another story later.
And if you know something that could improve things, I’d love to hear from you.
See you in Irish INnotab.
And if you want to talk about what’s happening on Facebook , please feel free to message me on my bio page. I can get to you as quickly as I want.