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there are so many different terms, so many words around there in the world
some only buzzwords, some real concepts. Let me give you a very brief overview on the main terms and concepts of eLearning.
Don’t worry, I won’t mention _all_ the terms and concepts:
Basically you see two different types of words:
some only adressing technical ways of learning,
some labeling different concepts
… you name it
it’s all about using a computer to learn new things also at places beyond your desktop.
Much more interesting are the terms based on concepts:
Both are concepts to use eLearning as an element in a comprehensive learning system.
And only one element.
In this approach eLearning is used to deliver both:
better collaboration in groups
individual learning paths matching your learners pace and existing knowledge.
So eLearning is the perfect companion for every professional training and education concept:
eLearning helps you
to intensify the learning experience
and ensure the outcome is sustainable.
Not every knowledge growth is caused by your courses.
We’re also learning incidentally from colleagues, from strangers, on YouTube, Twitter, and in front of the coffee machine.
These concepts make better use of the informal ways of learning and integrate them into your company training and education.
Team and Problem Based Learning
sometimes also called Project Based Learning, PBL:
your students are the stakeholder of the learning process.
So, put them in the centre. Let the team do the work. The team is responsible.
Work with real projects, real clients, real challenges.
Add a level of reflection and evaluation to this process.
Learning Value Management
and other concepts investigate the real value of your training and education efforts.
It’s more than the usual feedback survey.
It’s all about: What are your courses worth? In the long run.
There is one more thing:
Personalised Learning Experience
It’s again all about intensify learning by adressing individual needs:
Deliver solutions whenever your colleagues are looking for answers, struggling with issues in their daily work.
Create and facilitate learning spaces where people could collaborate.
Micro-Learning for example is based on tight learning packages adressing just one precisely defined issue.
I’d say, all these concepts are based on two ideas:
activate your students:
your colleagues are the stakeholders in the learning process.
put them in the centre of your training and education
make learning sustainable:
it’s a non-brainer – what you’ve done yourself, where you’ve gone through, effects your habits and your knowledge much more than listening to a powerpoint-presentation