Events & Conferences
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
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.
Thanks to all who organized, publicized, and worked to make this free (!) event possible. Greatly appreciated the efforts by the organizers and the presenters!
The Southwest Learning Summit, sponsored by the Dallas ASTD chapter, has finalized the program and you can see full details at http://www.dallasastd.org/. Cost: $55.00 (includes lunch).