Fair Use and Copyright issues come up frequently during the creation of training material. Today's ASTD CPLP class provided an excellent resource to answer all these questions--the Columbia Copyright Advisory Office. The website provides a Copyright Quickguide, a Fair Use Checklist, gives information on how to obtain permission to use existing copyrighted materials.
The New York Times has an interesting story where the high cost of gas is driving up online class enrollment. Online class enrollment is up 35%. Colleges from Massachusetts and Florida to Texas to Oregon have reported significant online enrollment increases for summer sessions, with student numbers in some cases 50 percent or 100 percent higher than last year.
Is this effecting your organization?
Need to have the functionality of Adobe Captivate or Camtasia but don't have the bucks? Wink is a tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
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One of my favorite "productivity" designers is David Seah. David created the Printable CEO series which is a series of forms to keep me on task and manages priorities. One of the forms I use the most for Project Planning my E-learning projects is his compact calendar. A one page calendar that encompasses the entire year. You can find the calendar at http://davidseah.com/page/compact-calendar. David describes how to use the calendar to manage projects far better tha