Operator error (or human error) is broadly defined as the cause of an unintended consequence due to a bad decision, distraction, voluntary deviation from procedure and (other). More simply, it is “a failure of a planned action to achieve a desired outcome”.
This model is perhaps the most common design model in the instructional design world, and works best when paired with other models or as a variation of the standard one.
Almost a century ago, the French poet Paul Valéry declared that: “The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be”. Looking at the education industry in general, it feels like the perception we have about our future shifts continuously, and not always for the better.
I remember the first training session I hosted. I was so focused on being serious and perfectly professional in front of an impressive group of university professors that I forgot to breathe (I’m sure if pictures were taken that day, my skin would reflect a lovely hue of blue). I wasn’t nervous about teaching the content or intimidated (maybe a little) by the participants, no, I was stressed because my focus was on suppressing my personality.
Tales of a Japanese Canadian who learned the art of communication through clashing cultures. Born to Japanese parents in Canada, my journey of life began on a cross-cultural platform which has proven to become one where some of my most impactful life lessons were discovered.