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What is E-learning?

E-learning most often means an approach to facilitate and enhance learning through the use of devices based on computer and communications technology. Such devices would include personal computers, CD ROMs, Digital Television, P.D.A and Mobile Phones. Communications technology enables the use of the Internet, email, discussion forums, and collaborative software. 

When can one use e-Learning?

There are several special situations where e-Learning is particularly effective. Consider online training when you want to:

  • Launch a new product or service - train sales reps, tech support, and even customers quickly and easily
  • Bring new employees up to date on software - immediately
  • Ensure that everyone receives consistent information and training
  • Enhance classroom learning
  • Reinforce classroom training after the event through online courses, reference materials, and "practice” labs
  • Access assessment tools that tell you where students need to sharpen their skills
  • Produce thorough reports on who is taking a particular course and how well they're doing -- including meeting regulatory reporting requirements
  • Spend training dollars on actual training - not on airfare and hotels

What technologies are used for E-learning?

Delivery Media & Technologies:  

Print : Textbooks, Study Guides, Workbooks - Are still very common in online learning courses.

Audio :

  • Streaming audio - Used to deliver the instructors comments over any network.
  • Audio tapes - Could be mailed to students.

Video :

  • Streaming video - Can deliver video over any network.
  • Videotape - Could be produced and mailed to students.
  • Cable TV - Course segments can be produced and aired in various locations nationwide.

 Data:

  • Web Pages - A very common form of delivering content.
  • CBT Content - Often delivered via CD-ROM, but also deliverable via a network.
  • Computer files - Can be emailed or downloaded from a server (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, database, etc.).
  • Online Tests - Computer scripts can be written to deliver a variety of test formats.
  • Interactive Tools - The following tools can also be used to deliver content to learners.

Is E-learning more or less expensive that traditional learning?

It has been found that E-learning is most time and resource intensive at the beginning of its implementation in an organization or educational institution. This is primarily because instructors need to learn how to teach effectively online, and all course materials, content, and interaction needs to be transformed from a traditional classroom setting to an online classroom environment. However, once the learning management system (LMS) and content management system (CMS) have been established with a trained instructor group, E-learning courses can be less expensive due to travel expenses for traditional courses and print materials needs for traditional courses

What’s the difference between conversion and custom?

Conversion entails taking training content that was delivered in a text-based or instructor-led-based method, and converting it to an e-learning format. This could be computer-based training (CBT), including training on CD-Rom, on DVD, or on your company’s network or LMS.  

Custom training has been created “from scratch” to address your specific training needs. Our highly skilled instructional designers custom design courses that are Web- or computer-based. Or, if it suits your purpose, we can create a course that incorporates instructor-led, text and e-learning formats.

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