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Fair Use and Copyright Quickguide

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.  

Looking for Learning Industry Experts to Interview for E-Learning Council's website

We are looking for industry experts to interview for Elearning Council.   Interviews are usually conducted by E-mail or Instant Messenger since that makes it easy to post content on the website. Potential topics include
  • Industry Trends
  • Learning Methodologies
  • E-Learning Tools, Products

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

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