How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. What holds them back is the unknown about eLearning’s return on investment. Does eLearning have a good ROI? Measuring the Initial Investment of eLearning. eLearning is not free.

ROI 116

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. I've read several posts on how much should an hour of elearning cost.

Cost 115

Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Martin makes a plug for the survey module, which is not widely and effectively used. will all be on the same system - eLearning will make no sense in the future, it will be standard learning with content, etc., Based on points submitted beforehand, and the discussion at the final plenary. Paul Stacey created a slide show based on the contributions. Global - it's not about e-learning, it's about we-learning.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

This is fourth post in a series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). If this topic is of interest, then also check out the Big Question this month: Voice Over in eLearning. eLearning Technology.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. eLearning Technology.

How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interesting question posed in eLearn Magazine article: How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? The exact number of minutes between 15 and 30 should be dictated by the depth and number of objectives in the learning module.

Course 100

3 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Online Training Courses with an LMS


Implementing an eLearning program is a significant financial investment, but it’s worth the money when online training courses are effective. If an organization’s eLearning modules are missing the mark, there is plenty company leaders can do improve them using an LMS.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


Telerobotics, gamified learning technology, simulation technology, and eLearning technology, for example, can augment the effects of experiential learning and further its cause. In fact, eLearning and experiential learning have a lot in common. eLearning has this same capability.

An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions


If so, know that an eLearning system can provide the solutions to your company’s New Year’s resolutions. Strengthen Your Workforce with an eLearning System. Strengthening your workforce is as easy as launching an eLearning system with these employee satisfaction-promoting features.

The High Value of Learning Paths


More specifically, they don’t ensure that eLearning modules are broken down into segments that are small enough for the learning to be retained. Research shows that the ideal duration of a module is 15 to 30 minutes. LMS & eLearningWe are all on some type of path.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


Telerobotics, gamified learning technology, simulation technology, and eLearning technology, for example, can augment the effects of experiential learning and further its cause. In fact, eLearning and experiential learning have a lot in common. eLearning has this same capability.

An Updated Business Model for Training Vendors

Dan Pontefract

ILT courseware/delivery options as well as eLearning). puzzle than a 4-level evaluation system linked to a formal piece of learning content, be it ILT or eLearning. Yes, we still need formal ILT and eLearning, but can you please finally sort out how you can break down your rather large formal courses into pertinent bite-sized learning nuggets. New eLearning Continuum. An eLearning course of more than 1 hour is a waste of bloody money and development time.

Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Charles Jennings

Typically, adding learning involves integrating structured away-from-work learning (courses, classes, and eLearning modules) with learning activities within the workflow.

4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning


Trends exist in nearly every industry imaginable—especially the eLearning industry—and they directly impact corporations and businesses. Because eLearning and corporate learning are often so interwoven, online learning trends shape the arena of corporate learning in particular.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

To achieve these three targets, we need to think out of the traditional learning and development box – beyond the class/course and eLearning module approaches towards embedding a culture where learning becomes recognised as occurring within the workflow. Most people get it.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

Formal learning’ suggests learning that is designed and directed by someone other than the learner as part of a curriculum, course, programme, module etc. The results of yet another 70:20:10 survey were published recently.

Survey 236

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The overwhelming majority of staff development budget is spent on the acquisition, design, development and delivery of formal development in the form of programmes, courses, and eLearning modules.

Another model for support

Clark Quinn

In one case, it was for a series of elearning modules. In a more recent instance, it was on a specific focus, but there were several modules that used a similar structure. And in the latter case, though they’d read the Deeper eLearning series, they got a lot more out of working it through with me. (And, I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

10 solutions include training and development courses and programmes, eLearning modules and reading. In other words, do we develop class/workshop or eLearning. This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

All-in-all the implication for L&D professionals has been to make their traditional offerings of carefully designed, time-consuming and often slowly developed structured modules, courses and programmes relevant to fewer and fewer stakeholder needs.

Survey 235

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

This was little like the uptake of online courses and eLearning. We produced smarter modules and courses, better learning pathways, or integrated new technologies but the overall outcome was to make the learning landscape more complex and full of ‘busy work’.

Change 238

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. This is the nuclear fault of the LMS itself and of anitquated thinking from our learning leaders; it encourages standalone learning by driving people to register for an event … be it an ILT class or an eLearning module.

Module 165

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. Attending a course or completing an eLearning module tells us little apart from the fact that some activity occurred.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’. In it Donald posited something I’ve been advocating for years. It is this. Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring.

PKM 225

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

This may, or may not, involve designing, developing and delivering physical or virtual training, eLearning or some other intervention. I recall using one enterprise LMS that required 13 clicks of a mouse (some counter-intuitive) to register and launch an eLearning module.

LearnTrends Live: Mobile Learning

Jay Cross

Judy Brown is talking about mobile learning: it’s more that eLearning lite. Modules for assessment, content, mobility, performance. How mobile differs from eLearning? M-learning : Pervasive. Get learners to complete tasks while going about their day-to-day lives.

Module 128

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

David Wilson, managing director of the excellent UK corporate learning analyst company, elearnity first explained this conspiracy to me. Modules, courses, programmes are the one-trick pony. do you feel the module/course/programme met your needs?).

Module 242

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Let’s Forget About Events Undoubtedly instructional design is crucial if the mindset is learning events – modules, courses, programmes and curricula. Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too.

Design 246

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

Learning professionals spend a significant amount of their time (maybe even the majority) designing and delivering content and then evaluating completions and short-term memory outputs from structured mandatory and compliance training modules and courses.

Learning by Osmosis

Dan Pontefract

Similarly, learning isn’t held hostage by the formal classroom event or eLearning module. I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. At least I think it should be like osmosis.

Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees


Online learning, also known as eLearning, is computer-based learning that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to employees. In fact, an online learning module can often be completed in a fraction of the time that it would take to learn the information in a classroom setting.

Types 79

Content as a Service


It takes months to create big monolithic eLearning courses that we lose control of once we ship to an LMS. A topic, for example, may be part of an eLearning course; or it may be fetched by a field service technician from his smart phone; or by a sales person looking for sales strategy pointers via a tablet; or a student getting their homework assignment from Facebook. This includes your eLearning modules, PDFs, movies, podcasts, articles, etc.

Jay the Novice

Jay Cross

Ten years ago Elliott Masie led a workshop for eLearning vendors at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. Honchos from dozens of top-tier eLearning companies filled the lecture theater.

Module 129

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning


According to eLearning Industry, blended learning is a formalized framework that integrates online components along with offline resources. What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change? Is it a predictor of worldwide Armageddon?

Module 190

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

In trying to move beyond good, albeittraditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be. As So for each module, I’m looking for a meaningful practice. For A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. Joel was nice enough to jump in and share his knowledge of applying text-to-speech technology to eLearning. Text-to-Speech Poised for Rapid Growth in eLearning Text-to-speech (TTS) is now at the point where virtual classrooms were about 4 years ago when they reached a technological maturity where they were mainstream.

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

Last Friday I gave the keynote for the first breakfast seminar run by CADRE , a leading elearning design company, for senior executives of its clients. In learning there has been a long-standing shift to generating learning modules, which are content that can be delivered across a variety of platforms, and hopefully as close to the point of need as possible.

The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems


Test systems emerged that allowed you to validate “modules” or components before the entire system was finished. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

System 169

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal has 10,000+ modules, 300,000 downloads a month, 1.5M Module developers can get funded from LSD. The 15,000 modules are maintained by the community. People have taken Drupal in sorts of directions, e.g., political campaigns, elearning platforms, etc. Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.

Drupal 146

Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Charles Jennings

In many cases this simply doesn’t happen and any value that may have come form a workshop, programme or eLearning course disappears without trace. requires specialist L&D skills and a basic L&D module in your HR qualification isn't going to equip you to do the job properly.

performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age

Charles Jennings

The ‘learning’ referred to here is what we know as formal structured learning activities - classes, courses, programmes, and eLearning. There is an argument that we all need to learn less if we want to know more.

Slow Evolution of Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Ning 104

VizThink and Visual Thinking and Learning - Still Not Sure

Tony Karrer

He has a wonderful background including being director of eLearning at Root Learning and working for Masie organizing events. All that said - I'm still not sure I really get the connection between visual thinking and eLearning. When creating an e-learning module, there are dozens, maybe even hundreds of pages of material required to document what is to be created. How often have you looked at an e-Learning module and not know what to do?

Module 100