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.
E-Learning Tools, Products
Mark Nichols has authored a series of monographs introducing key e-learning concepts.
- E-Learning in Context
- Designing for E-learning
- Education and Faculty
The monographs are a great starting point if you are trying to learn the basics of E-Learning
He has generously made them available as PDF's under the Creative Common License. They will soon be available on the National Centre for Tertiary Excellence (NZ) websites.
Note: You do have to sign-in to download them from the E-Learning Council website.
David Gaw gave a presentation on Rapid E-Learning Tools. I have worked with a lot of the Rapid E-Learning Tools and my big take-away from this presentation was the increasing need for speed in the creation of E-Learning. Bersin & Associates quote "Training and HR managers surveyed said 72% of their training problems must be solved within 60-90 days." resonated with me. I think our customers are sometimes willing to give up production quality for speed. However, I think we have to be careful and not give up instructional quality to ge