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“ eLearning Made Easy”    ASTD Maryland Conference October 2, 2007   Dr. Greg Williams
What Do Want to Learn ? <ul><li>Your experiences with eLearning? </li></ul><ul><li>Likes or dislikes?  </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Quiz  “eLearning Myths”  <ul><li>Takes a long time to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Is expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Requires lo...
Quiz  “eLearning Myths”  <ul><li>Won’t be accepted  </li></ul><ul><li>One size fits all </li></ul><ul><li>It’s too hard to...
What is eLearning?  <ul><li>Not really understood  </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction delivered electronically </li></ul><ul><l...
eLearning History  <ul><li>eLearning is not new </li></ul><ul><li>Educational TV in 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction o...
eLearning’s Recent Past  <ul><li>Increased use of multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning, iPod, cell phone,  PDAs, ...
eLearning’s Future  <ul><li>100% growth in dollars spent ($11B) from 2001 to 2004 (ASTD)  </li></ul><ul><li>“ eLearning” t...
Why Is It Growing?  <ul><li>Learn anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Learner co...
Jump in the  eLearning Pool? <ul><li>Ask why, before how </li></ul><ul><li>Problem to be solved? </li></ul><ul><li>eLearni...
eLearning Benefits  <ul><li>Ongoing communication </li></ul><ul><li>Informal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning communiti...
eLearning Benefits  <ul><li>Access to worldwide experts </li></ul><ul><li>Richer learning experience  </li></ul><ul><li>wi...
eLearning Benefits (employer view) <ul><li>Increase access to learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce time in classroom </li></...
Is My Organization  Ready for eLearning?  <ul><li>Management support? </li></ul><ul><li>Business case for it? </li></ul><u...
When to Use It  <ul><li>When audience is spread out </li></ul><ul><li>Good for repetitive training content </li></ul><ul><...
When to Use It  <ul><li>Ongoing communication and feedback  </li></ul><ul><li>(process not an event) </li></ul><ul><li>Acc...
Barriers to eLearning  <ul><li>Access  </li></ul><ul><li>Technology issues  </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Not e...
What Does  eLearning Look Like?  “ I know it when I see it” Potter Stewart,  Former Supreme Court Justice,  describing por...
What Does eLearning  Look Like?  <ul><li>That’s depends </li></ul><ul><li>Goals, budget, expertise,  resources, scale </li...
Delivery Formats  <ul><li>Synchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Blended or hybrid </li></ul><ul><li...
Delivery Vehicles  <ul><li>Stand alone PC </li></ul><ul><li>DVD, CD, VHS tapes  </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based, Internet or i...
Free & Inexpensive Tools  <ul><li>Skype  </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity, audio software </li></ul><u...
Free & Inexpensive Tools  <ul><li>Moodle, LMS  </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube, video hosting  </li></ul><ul><li>Online surveys,...
eLearning Demos  <ul><li>Threaded Discussion (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio (Audacity) </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint ...
Group Exercise #1
Career Impact <ul><li>Impact for trainers? </li></ul><ul><li>Trainer’s portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Problem or opportunity...
eLearning & Your Career  <ul><li>It’s not for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not going away </li></ul><ul><li>Opportuniti...
Getting Started  <ul><li>Ask why before how </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t do it “because you can” </li></ul><ul><li>Start small ...
How Can I Create eLearning?  <ul><li>What are you trying to accomplish? </li></ul><ul><li>Resources, expertise, audience? ...
If I Can Do It… <ul><li>How I got started </li></ul><ul><li>Not as hard as you think </li></ul><ul><li>Technology get easi...
If I Can Do It… <ul><li>Try being a student first </li></ul><ul><li>Add some eLearning to current training </li></ul><ul><...
Group Exercise #2
Closing Thoughts  <ul><li>eLearning is not going away </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace it as an opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>It’...
Resources  <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul>
UMBC Training Forum  November 7 th 6:00 - 8:30pm “ How to Be a Training Consultant” UMBC Technology Center www.umbc.edu/isd
 
Questions & Discussion
Dr. Greg Williams <ul><li>Director & Clinical Assistant Professor </li></ul><ul><li>UMBC, ISD Program </li></ul><ul><li>41...
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  1. 1. “ eLearning Made Easy” ASTD Maryland Conference October 2, 2007 Dr. Greg Williams
  2. 2. What Do Want to Learn ? <ul><li>Your experiences with eLearning? </li></ul><ul><li>Likes or dislikes? </li></ul><ul><li>What don’t you understand? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal barriers to using it? </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational barriers? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Quiz “eLearning Myths” <ul><li>Takes a long time to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Is expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Requires lot of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Puts trainers out of work </li></ul><ul><li>Is impersonal </li></ul>
  4. 4. Quiz “eLearning Myths” <ul><li>Won’t be accepted </li></ul><ul><li>One size fits all </li></ul><ul><li>It’s too hard to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Low quality </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is eLearning? <ul><li>Not really understood </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction delivered electronically </li></ul><ul><li>In part, or totally </li></ul><ul><li>Has structure and purpose (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of delivery methods </li></ul><ul><li>Learning tool (e.g. screwdriver) </li></ul>
  6. 6. eLearning History <ul><li>eLearning is not new </li></ul><ul><li>Educational TV in 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of PC early 1980s </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of Internet early 1990s </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of September 11th </li></ul>
  7. 7. eLearning’s Recent Past <ul><li>Increased use of multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning, iPod, cell phone, PDAs, digital cameras, video </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of “personal broadcasting” </li></ul>
  8. 8. eLearning’s Future <ul><li>100% growth in dollars spent ($11B) from 2001 to 2004 (ASTD) </li></ul><ul><li>“ eLearning” to simply “Learning” </li></ul><ul><li>New competencies for trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Career opportunities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why Is It Growing? <ul><li>Learn anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Learner control </li></ul><ul><li>On demand, just in time </li></ul><ul><li>Can cost less </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of digital culture, entertainment </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jump in the eLearning Pool? <ul><li>Ask why, before how </li></ul><ul><li>Problem to be solved? </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning is a tool </li></ul><ul><li>Use right tool for right job </li></ul>
  11. 11. eLearning Benefits <ul><li>Ongoing communication </li></ul><ul><li>Informal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>More effective use of time </li></ul><ul><li>Training feedback after course </li></ul>
  12. 12. eLearning Benefits <ul><li>Access to worldwide experts </li></ul><ul><li>Richer learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>with multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback and follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle for coaching </li></ul>
  13. 13. eLearning Benefits (employer view) <ul><li>Increase access to learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce time in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce travel and hotel costs </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent delivery & content </li></ul>
  14. 14. Is My Organization Ready for eLearning? <ul><li>Management support? </li></ul><ul><li>Business case for it? </li></ul><ul><li>Do users have access & skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Have expertise, or buy it? </li></ul>
  15. 15. When to Use It <ul><li>When audience is spread out </li></ul><ul><li>Good for repetitive training content </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Better use of trainer’s & learner’s time </li></ul><ul><li>To save money (potentially) </li></ul>
  16. 16. When to Use It <ul><li>Ongoing communication and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>(process not an event) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to learning resources & info </li></ul><ul><li>Content that requires frequent changes </li></ul><ul><li>Increase “informal learning ” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Barriers to eLearning <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Technology issues </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Not equally effective for all content </li></ul><ul><li>Learner motivation & initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Learner preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Doing it for wrong reasons (because we can) </li></ul>
  18. 18. What Does eLearning Look Like? “ I know it when I see it” Potter Stewart, Former Supreme Court Justice, describing pornography
  19. 19. What Does eLearning Look Like? <ul><li>That’s depends </li></ul><ul><li>Goals, budget, expertise, resources, scale </li></ul><ul><li>Compare to in-person course </li></ul><ul><li>“ House” comparison </li></ul>
  20. 20. Delivery Formats <ul><li>Synchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Blended or hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor led, or no instructor </li></ul>
  21. 21. Delivery Vehicles <ul><li>Stand alone PC </li></ul><ul><li>DVD, CD, VHS tapes </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based, Internet or intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Video, audio, satellite </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul>
  22. 22. Free & Inexpensive Tools <ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity, audio software </li></ul><ul><li>Webcams, video @ your PC </li></ul>
  23. 23. Free & Inexpensive Tools <ul><li>Moodle, LMS </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube, video hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Online surveys, Survey Monkey, Zoomerang </li></ul>
  24. 24. eLearning Demos <ul><li>Threaded Discussion (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Audio (Audacity) </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint with Audio (Walsh) </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint to Flash (Articulate) </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam (Logitech) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>
  25. 25. Group Exercise #1
  26. 26. Career Impact <ul><li>Impact for trainers? </li></ul><ul><li>Trainer’s portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Problem or opportunity? </li></ul>
  27. 27. eLearning & Your Career <ul><li>It’s not for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not going away </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities are increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Career choices and options </li></ul><ul><li>Too old?, Meet Jim Manion </li></ul>
  28. 28. Getting Started <ul><li>Ask why before how </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t do it “because you can” </li></ul><ul><li>Start small and slow </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t spend a lot of money </li></ul><ul><li>Test and experiment </li></ul>
  29. 29. How Can I Create eLearning? <ul><li>What are you trying to accomplish? </li></ul><ul><li>Resources, expertise, audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What if I’m not technical? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t do just because you can </li></ul>
  30. 30. If I Can Do It… <ul><li>How I got started </li></ul><ul><li>Not as hard as you think </li></ul><ul><li>Technology get easier (really) </li></ul>
  31. 31. If I Can Do It… <ul><li>Try being a student first </li></ul><ul><li>Add some eLearning to current training </li></ul><ul><li>Try blended learning approach </li></ul><ul><li>Be a team teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Start slowly, experiment </li></ul>
  32. 32. Group Exercise #2
  33. 33. Closing Thoughts <ul><li>eLearning is not going away </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace it as an opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>It’s simpler than you think </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let cost or technology stop you </li></ul><ul><li>You can do it! (if you want to) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Resources <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul>
  35. 35. UMBC Training Forum November 7 th 6:00 - 8:30pm “ How to Be a Training Consultant” UMBC Technology Center www.umbc.edu/isd
  36. 37. Questions & Discussion
  37. 38. Dr. Greg Williams <ul><li>Director & Clinical Assistant Professor </li></ul><ul><li>UMBC, ISD Program </li></ul><ul><li>410-455-6773 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.umbc.edu/isd </li></ul>
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