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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Read the Most Popular EDUCAUSE Review Articles of 2009

Please take a closer look at this ten most widely read online EDUCAUSE Review articles from 2009 focused on current IT issues, emerging technologies, learning spaces, the wiki-ized university, open educational resources, faculty development, and teaching & learning challenges.


In case you missed them in 2009:

1.
Top-Ten IT Issues, 2009
2.
Apprehending the Future: Emerging Technologies, from Science Fiction to Campus Reality
3.
Assessment: The Key to Creating Spaces That Promote Learning
4.
Space Strategies for the New Learning Landscape
5.
Learning Spaces: Involving Faculty to Improve Pedagogy
6.
Signposts of the Revolution? What We Talk about When We Talk about Learning Spaces
7.
Managing the Platform: Higher Education and the Logic of Wikinomics
8.
Education in the Digital Age
9.
Faculty Development for the 21st Century
10.
Charting the Course and Tapping the Community: The EDUCAUSE Top Teaching and Learning Challenges 2009

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Read the Most Popular EDUCAUSE Review Articles of 2009

Please take a closer look at this ten most widely read online EDUCAUSE Review articles from 2009 focused on current IT issues, emerging technologies, learning spaces, the wiki-ized university, open educational resources, faculty development, and teaching & learning challenges.


In case you missed them in 2009:

1.
Top-Ten IT Issues, 2009
2.
Apprehending the Future: Emerging Technologies, from Science Fiction to Campus Reality
3.
Assessment: The Key to Creating Spaces That Promote Learning
4.
Space Strategies for the New Learning Landscape
5.
Learning Spaces: Involving Faculty to Improve Pedagogy
6.
Signposts of the Revolution? What We Talk about When We Talk about Learning Spaces
7.
Managing the Platform: Higher Education and the Logic of Wikinomics
8.
Education in the Digital Age
9.
Faculty Development for the 21st Century
10.
Charting the Course and Tapping the Community: The EDUCAUSE Top Teaching and Learning Challenges 2009

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Education goes where students go: online

Don't miss this article by JEANNETTE SCOTT if you're at all curious about how students do homework at Gaggle.

Photo: Jeff Ruppenthal/Sunday News

Gaggle is also a Web site (Gaggle.net) where students do homework. And it's not the only silly-sounding online tool connecting home and school. Moodles, wikis, Google docs and Facebook are the new means for group study, homework assignments and collaborative projects. Even virtual lockers are reducing backpack loads.

Educators have harnessed such online applications to engage today's "technology-native" students. And students are responding."We're in their world," said Diane Patton, science coordinator for the School District of Lancaster.
Read more...

Source: lancasteronline.com


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Education goes where students go: online

Don't miss this article by JEANNETTE SCOTT if you're at all curious about how students do homework at Gaggle.

Photo: Jeff Ruppenthal/Sunday News

Gaggle is also a Web site (Gaggle.net) where students do homework. And it's not the only silly-sounding online tool connecting home and school. Moodles, wikis, Google docs and Facebook are the new means for group study, homework assignments and collaborative projects. Even virtual lockers are reducing backpack loads.

Educators have harnessed such online applications to engage today's "technology-native" students. And students are responding."We're in their world," said Diane Patton, science coordinator for the School District of Lancaster.
Read more...

Source: lancasteronline.com


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Strategies for K-12 Technology Leaders

Be sure to check out SCHOOL CIO: Strategies for K-12 Technology Leaders


The Top 5 Most Read Stories on SchoolCIO.com

1. iPods in the Classroom »
2. Make your own Newspaper »
3. 10 Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online »
4. Studies indicate software effective against plagiarism »
5. Schools turn to online professional development, tools for mentors


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Strategies for K-12 Technology Leaders

Be sure to check out SCHOOL CIO: Strategies for K-12 Technology Leaders


The Top 5 Most Read Stories on SchoolCIO.com

1. iPods in the Classroom »
2. Make your own Newspaper »
3. 10 Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online »
4. Studies indicate software effective against plagiarism »
5. Schools turn to online professional development, tools for mentors


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Tech & Learning Top Stories: The Hottest Stories That Everyone's Reading

Please, take a look and find out what is hot right now?


Check out the Top 10 Most Read Stories on TechLearning.com


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Tech & Learning Top Stories: The Hottest Stories That Everyone's Reading

Please, take a look and find out what is hot right now?


Check out the Top 10 Most Read Stories on TechLearning.com


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elearningeuropa.info Newsletter - January 2010

The e-learning Newsletter brings you news about current issues, open calls, forthcoming events and e-learning resources.Take a look at this interesting line-up below.


NEW PUBLICATIONS.
The European Commission has just published two interesting reports on education and ICT.
The first one, “Study on indicators on ICT in education”, addresses issues concerning the characteristics of educational monitoring, policy concerns regarding ICT in education, indicator needs and availability of international comparative data.
The second report investigates the impact on language learning of ICT and new media, as a complement to ‘traditional’, face-to-face learning and teaching within – and beyond – the framework of formal education systems.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2010: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).
The Lifelong Learning Programme applies to all types and levels of education and vocational education and training.
The main deadlines are as follows:
- Leonardo da Vinci - Mobility: 5 February 2010
- Erasmus - Intensive Language Courses (EILC): 5 February 2010
- Jean Monnet Programme: 12 February 2010
- Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig: Partnerships: 19 February 2010
- Comenius: Comenius Regio Partnerships: 19 February 2010
- Grundtvig: Workshops: 19 February 2010 - Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig: Multilateral projects, Networks and Accompanying Measures: 26 February 2010
- Leonardo da Vinci: Transfer of Innovation multilateral Projects: 26 February 2010
- Erasmus: Intensive Programmes (IP), Students mobility for studies and placements and Staff mobility: 12 March 2010
- Grundtvig: Assistantships, Senior Volunteering Projects: 31 March 2010
- Transversal Programme: 31 March 2010 - Transversal Programme: Study visits: 31 March 2010 / 15 October 2010

PROJECT OF THE MONTH.
Although the production and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) is expanding rapidly, there are few experiences of real world usage. The educational programme of the Free Technology Academy (FTA) is an inspiring showcase of the collaborative production and exploitation of such freely licensed course materials. The FTA offers an online master level programme with Free Technologies modules for IT professionals, students, teachers and decision makers.

18th LEARNTEC, 2-4 February 2010, Messe Karlsruhe, Germany.
Visit the trade fair to find out about trends and developments in the eLearning market, as well as individual and target group-specific options for implementation. The trade fair is accompanied by three days of comprehensive activities, including free expert and best-practice lectures.

INTED 2010, 8-10 March, Valencia, Spain.
INTED 2010 is an international forum for those who wish to present their projects and innovations in education and technology, having also the opportunity to discuss the main issues and results obtained in classrooms and with investigations. The attendance of more than 500 delegates from 70 different countries is expected.

EDEN 2010, 9-12 June 2010, Valencia, Spain.
The key theme at the European Distance and eLearning Network annual conference this summer in Spain will be “Media Inspirations for Learning. What makes the impact?” EDEN invites the European professional community of learning to participate in the event and contribute to the development of future mindsets for media in learning.

eLearning progress in higher education: The voice of experience.
Interview with Tony Bates
New technologies involve new methods of teaching, learning and training. However, the universities lack well-defined structures to accomplish it.
Who should teach/train e-teachers?
Read more...

Dr. Tony Bates is a keynote speaker, much in demand, who has worked in more than 40 countries specialising in the strategic use of elearning in higher education.
Silvia–Adriana Tomescu interviewed him to find out about his opinions on how to improve the present implementation of elearning in higher education institutions.

Source: elearningeuropa.info


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elearningeuropa.info Newsletter - January 2010

The e-learning Newsletter brings you news about current issues, open calls, forthcoming events and e-learning resources.Take a look at this interesting line-up below.


NEW PUBLICATIONS.
The European Commission has just published two interesting reports on education and ICT.
The first one, “Study on indicators on ICT in education”, addresses issues concerning the characteristics of educational monitoring, policy concerns regarding ICT in education, indicator needs and availability of international comparative data.
The second report investigates the impact on language learning of ICT and new media, as a complement to ‘traditional’, face-to-face learning and teaching within – and beyond – the framework of formal education systems.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2010: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).
The Lifelong Learning Programme applies to all types and levels of education and vocational education and training.
The main deadlines are as follows:
- Leonardo da Vinci - Mobility: 5 February 2010
- Erasmus - Intensive Language Courses (EILC): 5 February 2010
- Jean Monnet Programme: 12 February 2010
- Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig: Partnerships: 19 February 2010
- Comenius: Comenius Regio Partnerships: 19 February 2010
- Grundtvig: Workshops: 19 February 2010 - Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig: Multilateral projects, Networks and Accompanying Measures: 26 February 2010
- Leonardo da Vinci: Transfer of Innovation multilateral Projects: 26 February 2010
- Erasmus: Intensive Programmes (IP), Students mobility for studies and placements and Staff mobility: 12 March 2010
- Grundtvig: Assistantships, Senior Volunteering Projects: 31 March 2010
- Transversal Programme: 31 March 2010 - Transversal Programme: Study visits: 31 March 2010 / 15 October 2010

PROJECT OF THE MONTH.
Although the production and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) is expanding rapidly, there are few experiences of real world usage. The educational programme of the Free Technology Academy (FTA) is an inspiring showcase of the collaborative production and exploitation of such freely licensed course materials. The FTA offers an online master level programme with Free Technologies modules for IT professionals, students, teachers and decision makers.

18th LEARNTEC, 2-4 February 2010, Messe Karlsruhe, Germany.
Visit the trade fair to find out about trends and developments in the eLearning market, as well as individual and target group-specific options for implementation. The trade fair is accompanied by three days of comprehensive activities, including free expert and best-practice lectures.

INTED 2010, 8-10 March, Valencia, Spain.
INTED 2010 is an international forum for those who wish to present their projects and innovations in education and technology, having also the opportunity to discuss the main issues and results obtained in classrooms and with investigations. The attendance of more than 500 delegates from 70 different countries is expected.

EDEN 2010, 9-12 June 2010, Valencia, Spain.
The key theme at the European Distance and eLearning Network annual conference this summer in Spain will be “Media Inspirations for Learning. What makes the impact?” EDEN invites the European professional community of learning to participate in the event and contribute to the development of future mindsets for media in learning.

eLearning progress in higher education: The voice of experience.
Interview with Tony Bates
New technologies involve new methods of teaching, learning and training. However, the universities lack well-defined structures to accomplish it.
Who should teach/train e-teachers?
Read more...

Dr. Tony Bates is a keynote speaker, much in demand, who has worked in more than 40 countries specialising in the strategic use of elearning in higher education.
Silvia–Adriana Tomescu interviewed him to find out about his opinions on how to improve the present implementation of elearning in higher education institutions.

Source: elearningeuropa.info


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ACU Plans to Publish First Student Newspaper on Apple's iPad

Abilene Christian University's student-run media staff announces its commitment to produce the first paper of its kind for Apple's iPad.
Dr. Cheryl Bacon, chair of ACU's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, says students and faculty already are working to achieve this goal.

ACU's nationally recognized and accredited JMC department already has taken the first steps to establish an iPad Task Force. Its goal: to use dedicated faculty and student leaders from across campus to develop The Optimist's new digital publication platform. They will do so in the department's converged media newsroom, one of the only student newsrooms of its kind.
Read more...

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ACU Plans to Publish First Student Newspaper on Apple's iPad

Abilene Christian University's student-run media staff announces its commitment to produce the first paper of its kind for Apple's iPad.
Dr. Cheryl Bacon, chair of ACU's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, says students and faculty already are working to achieve this goal.

ACU's nationally recognized and accredited JMC department already has taken the first steps to establish an iPad Task Force. Its goal: to use dedicated faculty and student leaders from across campus to develop The Optimist's new digital publication platform. They will do so in the department's converged media newsroom, one of the only student newsrooms of its kind.
Read more...

View the 2008-09 Mobile-Learning Report



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Freebie Man: Win a $4,000 Lecture Capture/Presentation System for Your School

Lisa Greathouse, Manager of K-12, has been in touch to share with us this great news, that they giving away a $4,000 lecture capture/presentation system for an entire school.

What do you have to do?
Watch this video below and find out!



Freebie Man gives gives away free tools for schools! from InfoSource Learning on Vimeo.

The website Freebie Man refers to is http://www.simplek12.com/simpleworkshop

Check out what free tools he's giving away this time!

Source: SimpleK12


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Freebie Man: Win a $4,000 Lecture Capture/Presentation System for Your School

Lisa Greathouse, Manager of K-12, has been in touch to share with us this great news, that they giving away a $4,000 lecture capture/presentation system for an entire school.

What do you have to do?
Watch this video below and find out!



Freebie Man gives gives away free tools for schools! from InfoSource Learning on Vimeo.

The website Freebie Man refers to is http://www.simplek12.com/simpleworkshop

Check out what free tools he's giving away this time!

Source: SimpleK12


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Webinar: Strategies for School Laptop Management

Many districts have found that loss or theft can be costly, damaging student morale and hurting limited budgets.


Join us for a presentation by an IT leader who has found easy, cost-effective ways to secure his district's 1:1 program. Joe Fives, from Kansas Public Schools, will share his experience securing student technology in an area with a high crime rate.

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd
2 pm ET / 11 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

Click here to register!
Cost is free, but seats are limited.

The Absolute Software Team look forward to seeing you on Feb. 3rd!


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Webinar: Strategies for School Laptop Management

Many districts have found that loss or theft can be costly, damaging student morale and hurting limited budgets.


Join us for a presentation by an IT leader who has found easy, cost-effective ways to secure his district's 1:1 program. Joe Fives, from Kansas Public Schools, will share his experience securing student technology in an area with a high crime rate.

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd
2 pm ET / 11 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

Click here to register!
Cost is free, but seats are limited.

The Absolute Software Team look forward to seeing you on Feb. 3rd!


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eSchool Top News and Site of the Week

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.


Top News

Tapscott: Digital natives need tech-rich education
By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor

Educators should change the way they view technology’s role in everyday life in order to understand students’ educational needs, said Don Tapscott, chairman of nGenera Insight, during a Jan. 19 Consortium for School Networking webinar on the digital generation.
The nation is at a turning point, Tapscott said, and many institutions that have served us well for decades or even centuries—including education—have come to the end of their life cycle and must be “rebooted” or reinvented for a new age.

Read more...

Related links
Consortium for School Networking
Grown Up Digital

Interest in hybrid courses on the rise
Several colleges and universities say they’ve seen double-digit increases in the number of students taking online courses in recent years. Increasingly, some of the online offerings are what’s known as “hybrid” courses, which mix an online experience with traditional classroom learning.
Scott Pilgram is working on his business management degree from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn. Last semester, Pilgram took his first hybrid course.
The class, Linguistics in Society, alternated between classroom work one week and online work the next.
“It was pretty neat. I liked it,” he said.

Read more...

Related links
“Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning”
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Current Site of the Week

Educational video project helps students learn from their peers


In that spirit, Mathtrain.TV is a free educational “kids teaching kids” project from sixth-grade math teacher Eric Marcos and his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, Calif. Lincoln students create math video lessons that are used for classroom instruction and also posted to Mathtrain.TV and other web sites, such as iTunes, YouTube, TeacherTube, and Google Video. The students use a tablet PC and screen-capturing software from TechSmith, called Camtasia Studio, to create the math tutorials.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News


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eSchool Top News and Site of the Week

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.


Top News

Tapscott: Digital natives need tech-rich education
By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor

Educators should change the way they view technology’s role in everyday life in order to understand students’ educational needs, said Don Tapscott, chairman of nGenera Insight, during a Jan. 19 Consortium for School Networking webinar on the digital generation.
The nation is at a turning point, Tapscott said, and many institutions that have served us well for decades or even centuries—including education—have come to the end of their life cycle and must be “rebooted” or reinvented for a new age.

Read more...

Related links
Consortium for School Networking
Grown Up Digital

Interest in hybrid courses on the rise
Several colleges and universities say they’ve seen double-digit increases in the number of students taking online courses in recent years. Increasingly, some of the online offerings are what’s known as “hybrid” courses, which mix an online experience with traditional classroom learning.
Scott Pilgram is working on his business management degree from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn. Last semester, Pilgram took his first hybrid course.
The class, Linguistics in Society, alternated between classroom work one week and online work the next.
“It was pretty neat. I liked it,” he said.

Read more...

Related links
“Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning”
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Current Site of the Week

Educational video project helps students learn from their peers


In that spirit, Mathtrain.TV is a free educational “kids teaching kids” project from sixth-grade math teacher Eric Marcos and his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, Calif. Lincoln students create math video lessons that are used for classroom instruction and also posted to Mathtrain.TV and other web sites, such as iTunes, YouTube, TeacherTube, and Google Video. The students use a tablet PC and screen-capturing software from TechSmith, called Camtasia Studio, to create the math tutorials.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News


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Monday, January 25, 2010

How to Start Your Own e-Business

SBI! eLearning is a 12-week online education course that takes you, step-by-step through the process of building your very own successful, thriving Web business with Site Build It! (SBI!).

Prestigious universities and colleges (ex., Penn State, Baruch College, The Citadel Military College) offer this course in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and Africa. SBI! eLearning now delivers the same experience and results online, to you, in your home. And if you order SBI! eLearning before February 1st, you'll save $100.


Bottom line? With SBI! eLearning, you have it all...

1. the right process for success
2. all of the tools you need
3. direct, personal guidance
4. learn in the comfort and privacy of your own home


Read more...

Source: CollegeRecruiter.com (Blog)


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How to Start Your Own e-Business

SBI! eLearning is a 12-week online education course that takes you, step-by-step through the process of building your very own successful, thriving Web business with Site Build It! (SBI!).

Prestigious universities and colleges (ex., Penn State, Baruch College, The Citadel Military College) offer this course in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and Africa. SBI! eLearning now delivers the same experience and results online, to you, in your home. And if you order SBI! eLearning before February 1st, you'll save $100.


Bottom line? With SBI! eLearning, you have it all...

1. the right process for success
2. all of the tools you need
3. direct, personal guidance
4. learn in the comfort and privacy of your own home


Read more...

Source: CollegeRecruiter.com (Blog)


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An Alternative Way to Assess the ROI of e-Learning in Training

As the title suggests, Patrick Lambe explains in this article ways that e-learning professionals might assess the return on investment of their programs.


In Part I of this article, Lambe provided a brief background on the economics of e-learning.
In Part II, he looks at some of the most common ways that organizations deploy e-learning to support their strategic objectives, and shows how measurement of viability and impact can be approached within those situations.


An Alternative Way to Assess the ROI of e-Learning in Training: Part I
By Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge, Singapore

One of the ongoing admonitions e-learning specialists face is the need to "prove" the return on investment (ROI) for each program they initiate.
But most e-learning programs are funded from ongoing training budgets, which are recurrent (that is, budgeted annually to cover the cost of a year's worth of training, rather than individual projects) and are accounted as operations or infrastructure costs.
Because much training is not budgeted at the project level, discussions about ROI have traditionally had little relevance. It would be like seeking the ROI on groceries in a personal budget or of stationery supplies in a business. Both are simply costs of doing business.
How, then, might one assess the return on an e-learning program?

An Alternative Way to Assess the ROI of e-Learning in Training: Part II
By Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge, Singapore

Measuring the Viability and Impact of e-Learning
How might one assess the ROI of an e-learning infrastructure that support a variety of different business objectives?
Here, in Part II of this article, I consider how to assess ROI for e-learning with these six major business objectives in mind:

1. improving productivity
2. improving quality
3. leveraging human capital
4. reducing risk
5. remaining in the marketplace
6. accessing new markets.

In each section, I describe examples of e-learning, measurement questions to consider, and stakeholders who might be interested in these results.

About the Author

Patrick Lambe is a widely respected knowledge management consultant based in Singapore.
His Master's degree from University College London is in Information Studies and Librarianship, and he has worked as a professional librarian, as a trainer and instructional designer, and as a business manager in operational and strategic roles. He has been active in the field of knowledge management and e-learning since 1998, and in 2002 founded his own consulting and research firm, Straits Knowledge, with a partner. He is former President of the Information and Knowledge Society, and is Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Patrick speaks and writes internationally on knowledgemanagement.
Patrick has published several books on the subject, including Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organizational Effectiveness and The Blind Tour Guide: Surviving and Prospering in the New Economy.


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An Alternative Way to Assess the ROI of e-Learning in Training

As the title suggests, Patrick Lambe explains in this article ways that e-learning professionals might assess the return on investment of their programs.


In Part I of this article, Lambe provided a brief background on the economics of e-learning.
In Part II, he looks at some of the most common ways that organizations deploy e-learning to support their strategic objectives, and shows how measurement of viability and impact can be approached within those situations.


An Alternative Way to Assess the ROI of e-Learning in Training: Part I
By Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge, Singapore

One of the ongoing admonitions e-learning specialists face is the need to "prove" the return on investment (ROI) for each program they initiate.
But most e-learning programs are funded from ongoing training budgets, which are recurrent (that is, budgeted annually to cover the cost of a year's worth of training, rather than individual projects) and are accounted as operations or infrastructure costs.
Because much training is not budgeted at the project level, discussions about ROI have traditionally had little relevance. It would be like seeking the ROI on groceries in a personal budget or of stationery supplies in a business. Both are simply costs of doing business.
How, then, might one assess the return on an e-learning program?

An Alternative Way to Assess the ROI of e-Learning in Training: Part II
By Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge, Singapore

Measuring the Viability and Impact of e-Learning
How might one assess the ROI of an e-learning infrastructure that support a variety of different business objectives?
Here, in Part II of this article, I consider how to assess ROI for e-learning with these six major business objectives in mind:

1. improving productivity
2. improving quality
3. leveraging human capital
4. reducing risk
5. remaining in the marketplace
6. accessing new markets.

In each section, I describe examples of e-learning, measurement questions to consider, and stakeholders who might be interested in these results.

About the Author

Patrick Lambe is a widely respected knowledge management consultant based in Singapore.
His Master's degree from University College London is in Information Studies and Librarianship, and he has worked as a professional librarian, as a trainer and instructional designer, and as a business manager in operational and strategic roles. He has been active in the field of knowledge management and e-learning since 1998, and in 2002 founded his own consulting and research firm, Straits Knowledge, with a partner. He is former President of the Information and Knowledge Society, and is Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Patrick speaks and writes internationally on knowledgemanagement.
Patrick has published several books on the subject, including Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organizational Effectiveness and The Blind Tour Guide: Surviving and Prospering in the New Economy.


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Sunday, January 24, 2010

E-learning expert urges caution and balance

Please take a closer look at this article by John Gerritsen.

It would be fair to say that Grainne Conole was an early adopter of new technologies. While completing her PhD in chemistry, Conole was using email at a time when her colleagues could not see the point - why not send a letter, they asked.
She had the same experience with the internet. Although attitudes have moved on since then, the professor of e-learning at the UK's Open University is still working at the cutting edge of technology.

She is experimenting with Google Wave - the application billed as the replacement for email - and has become a fan of mobile technologies for learning while many of us are still figuring out how to use all the functions on our cell phones.
Read more...

Source: University World News


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E-learning expert urges caution and balance

Please take a closer look at this article by John Gerritsen.

It would be fair to say that Grainne Conole was an early adopter of new technologies. While completing her PhD in chemistry, Conole was using email at a time when her colleagues could not see the point - why not send a letter, they asked.
She had the same experience with the internet. Although attitudes have moved on since then, the professor of e-learning at the UK's Open University is still working at the cutting edge of technology.

She is experimenting with Google Wave - the application billed as the replacement for email - and has become a fan of mobile technologies for learning while many of us are still figuring out how to use all the functions on our cell phones.
Read more...

Source: University World News


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Scout Report: Research and Education

Check out these highlights from The Internet Scout Project below.

Science Oxford Online

Bolstered by a polar clock in the upper-right hand corner and a collection of intriguing images, the Science Oxford Online website is sure to draw interested parties in with a few clicks of the mouse.
The site was originally launched in 2009, and the aim of the site is to give members of the general public "a feel for new research and get some ideas about how science theories of today might create tomorrow's commercial products."

To find this resource and more high-quality online resources in math and science visit Scout's sister site - AMSER, the Applied Math and Science Educational Repository at http://amser.org.
Read more...

NASA eClips

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the focus of this fantastic website by NASA. It's a teaching tool that utilizes video segments to provide flexibility and inspiration for those teaching STEM-related topics to grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Additionally, many of the advanced grade segments are appropriate for introductory college level courses in these areas. Launchpad is the name given to the lessons for 9-12th graders, and visitors can access it by clicking on the link entitled "Launchpad Grades 9-12" in the menu on the left hand side of the homepage.
Read more...

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Penn State University provides a great web resource for all engineering and science students with the models, exercises, and advice that it gives for over a half dozen type of documents they will likely encounter in their schooling and eventual professions.
Read more...

Source: Internet Scout Project


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The Scout Report: Research and Education

Check out these highlights from The Internet Scout Project below.

Science Oxford Online

Bolstered by a polar clock in the upper-right hand corner and a collection of intriguing images, the Science Oxford Online website is sure to draw interested parties in with a few clicks of the mouse.
The site was originally launched in 2009, and the aim of the site is to give members of the general public "a feel for new research and get some ideas about how science theories of today might create tomorrow's commercial products."

To find this resource and more high-quality online resources in math and science visit Scout's sister site - AMSER, the Applied Math and Science Educational Repository at http://amser.org.
Read more...

NASA eClips

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the focus of this fantastic website by NASA. It's a teaching tool that utilizes video segments to provide flexibility and inspiration for those teaching STEM-related topics to grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Additionally, many of the advanced grade segments are appropriate for introductory college level courses in these areas. Launchpad is the name given to the lessons for 9-12th graders, and visitors can access it by clicking on the link entitled "Launchpad Grades 9-12" in the menu on the left hand side of the homepage.
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Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Penn State University provides a great web resource for all engineering and science students with the models, exercises, and advice that it gives for over a half dozen type of documents they will likely encounter in their schooling and eventual professions.
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Source: Internet Scout Project


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Tech & Learning eNews - January 21, 2010

Take a closer look at this Top Stories - 1.21.10



Who do you consider edtech's most influential person?
Top site: Her Majesty the Queen
Four schools discuss how they cut printing costs
100 Web tools to enhance collaboration (Part 2)
Writing in the age of tech
Virtual geometry and geography game

Source: Tech & Learning


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Tech & Learning eNews - January 21, 2010

Take a closer look at this Top Stories - 1.21.10



Who do you consider edtech's most influential person?
Top site: Her Majesty the Queen
Four schools discuss how they cut printing costs
100 Web tools to enhance collaboration (Part 2)
Writing in the age of tech
Virtual geometry and geography game

Source: Tech & Learning


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2010 Horizon Report Profiles Six Emerging Technologies

The 2010 Horizon Report is the seventh in the series and is produced as part of an ongoing collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).

The 2010 Horizon Report predicts how emerging technologies will affect teaching and learning worldwide.

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2010 are:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less

  • Mobile Computing
  • Open Content
Time to adoption: Two to Three Years

  • Electronic Books
  • Simple Augmented Reality
Time to adoption: Four to Five Years

  • Gesture-based Computing
  • Visual Data Analysis
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Related links
Hannah Fearn reports on predictions of emerging technology that will improve teaching and learning
2010 Horizon Report (The Web Version)
2010 Horizon Report (PDF)

Source: EDUCAUSE


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