E-learning modules the future – report finds
August 02, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsAfter a false dawn in dot-com’s boom and bust, e-learning* is set to thrive in the form of targeted modules which impart specific skills to accomplish job-related tasks by corporate and professional users, according to new research available, free of charge, at Echelon Learning’s learningmatters.com website.
‘Re-Learning e-learning’, a study by US management consultants Booz Allen, concludes that e-learning will realise its true value as a supplement to, and enhancement of, traditional training methods. The medium’s ‘finest hour’ will be enabling a routine skill to be learned quickly by working adults and people preparing for certification or examination.
Focused on the US sector, the report has clear parallels in the UK also, says Echelon director David Hill.
"The markets share a common history and the conclusions as to the future of e-learning are probably equally appropriate to both," he says.
A summary of the report is one of three new Checklists on everyday business issues added this month (July 2006) to www.learningmatters.com – the UK’s leading virtual resource of over 2,000 business and management solutions.
Also available is ‘Domain Mapping’ a strategic tool for developing a 'helicopter vision' of an organisation's strategic goals and their underpinning activity as well as being a powerful aid to communicating strategy across the business.
‘Six Key Lessons to prevent IT projects from going wrong’ offers an adaptation of a National Audit Office report into key lessons that can be learnt from a review of 25 major IT projects.
‘Re-Learning e-learning’ is available free of charge by entering a key word in the search box to go straight to the module. Other Checklists can be purchased individually for immediate download by credit card or on account.
Unlimited access to content can be also provided in bespoke form on a company's intranet or as hosted solution under annual licence.
* E-learning is defined in the report as any network-hosted content and applications intended to impart knowledge, as well as any content in digital form requiring responses from the learner.
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Echelon Consulting spearheads the company’s service with the development of new content in meeting clients’ requirements. This is usually derived from analysing employee knowledge and learning needs captured during client learning programmes.
Where appropriate, Echelon Publishing then offers this new content to a wider audience by publishing the material in generic format. This is made available in the form of easy to use ‘learning nuggets’ and is complimented with business development information licensed exclusively from one of the market’s best-known providers, Bloomsbury.
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