academics. The consultants. The vendors. All have saturated
publications, mailings, and seminars with the wonders of
the e-learning concept. Difficult to refute, yet a challenge
to implement, e-learning is costly and has no clear path
to proven success as of yet. The products and services on
offer bring with them the promise of only one sure thing
- a large budget. Although some clear successes have emerged,
results are thus far spotty,.
workshop presents the array of solutions and concepts in
the 'space' called e-learning. It provides success stories
and not-so successful examples of projects from companies
around the world. The participants will leave the seminar
with a clear understanding of the criteria needed to determine
their own choices for e-learning spending in their own organizations,
and what problems and results to anticipate.
Managers and executives familiar with the concept of e-learning,
but needing clarification for the purpose of actually choosing
specific e-learning applications from many available and
seemingly excellent offerings.
The participants will develop decision critieria e-learning
efforts by sector and type, have examples against which
to benchmark, and be able to anticipate implementation problems
as well as potential 'best practices' in implementation
(and avoid the pitfalls).
This is a workshop in the context of a 'neutral' perspective
- the seminar leaders are not providers of e-learning. In
point of fact, an extreme position for e-learning appears
no longer valid - no e-learning or pure e-learning does
not appear to be a path to success. A 'blended' approach,
tailored to the needs of an organization, combining traditional
training with coaching and mentoring and e-learning emerges
as the dominant theme.
The emergence of e-learning
overview on 'blended' approach
Experiences (companies in the spotlight, current efforts,
generic products and services)
The seminar one or two days, modular in design (so it is
adaptable when integrated with other management development
efforts) and highly interactive. The availability of on-line
demos from many vendors can enhance the seminar, but will
require the presence of the necessary technology.