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Key E-Learning Concepts

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.

ELC Meeting--Rapid E-Learning Tools

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

ELC Meeting--Learning 2.0: Technology Trends in Informal Learning

Zulfi Kureshi gave an interesting presentation on Technology Trends in Informal Learning (attached below).  I was particularly interested to see how Deloitte uses Learning 2.0 tools internally and am thinking of how I can use them in our organization. 

An example of using Learning 2.0 Technology is the ELC website runs on Drupal--a open source CMS that allows us to Blog, grab RSS feeds on a topic (News Clips), have Forums, and a shared calendar.   All this for free.  I remember when Intranets and shared knowledge sites cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Measuring Training ROI has an excellent presentation on ROI in Training.  It talks about:

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