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  1. 1. Current developments on e-Learning Delivery<br />Cecilia Lavena<br />Doctoral StudentSchool of Public Affairs and AdministrationRutgers, The State University of New JerseyEmail:<br />November 16, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Defining e-Learning<br />Clark and Mayer (2007, p. 10) define e-learning as “instruction delivered on a computer by way of CD-Rom, Internet, or intranet.” <br />E-learning has the following features:<br /> includes content of relevance to the learning goal; employs examples as instructional methods and media elements as forms for the delivery of content; <br /> may be instructor-led (synchronous e-learning) or self-paced individual study (asynchronous e-learning); <br /> and creates new knowledge and skills to individual learning goals or to improved organizational performance. <br />
  3. 3. E-Learning experience<br />Asynchronous e-learning typically involves self-paced courses and discussion groups. An example of a no human interaction training course is a learning experience were students take courses through computer based technology using printed materials and digital media (illustrations, photos, animation or video) to complete an educational certificate program. <br />In a synchronous e-learning the instructors and the students are connected online via telephone and remotely attend actual “classes” through online web-based video interface. Students and faculty can all be at various locations. All they would need is a cell or telephone and access to a computer with broadband connectivity. In some cases where there is a small class small video cameras can be used between student and instructor. Other examples involve virtual classroom; audio and video conferencing; chat and instant messaging; shared whiteboard; and application sharing.<br />
  4. 4. Examples of Web-Based Courses<br />Mini MBAs (Master in Business Administration)<br />Program goals: provide an overview of the key concepts, tools, and techniques for business success through case study analysis, developing of business plans, capstone sessions. <br />Student Profile: managers, functional experts, professionals in leadership positions, entrepreneurs, unemployed workforce in need for professional training, career changers. <br />Curriculum: Varies according to the program. General business topics include Business strategy, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Marketing and Business communications. <br />Cost: Varies depending on the Program’s format from $6,550 (11 weeks three hours per week sessions) to $795 (17 modules to be completed online). <br />Format: 30-36 hours; 11-14 weeks modules; on-site custom programs. <br />
  5. 5. Links to MBA Programs<br />Rutgers UniversityCenter for Management Development Rutgers Min- MBA™<br />Loyola University ChicagoExecutive Education Mini MBAManagement Certificate Program Professionals <br />University of BuffaloSchool of Management Online Mini MBA(Executive Program) Business and Management Practitioners<br />Stanford UniversityGraduate School of Business Custom Program Professional Executives Custom program<br />University of PittsburghCenter for Executive Education Mini MBA Certificate Program Managers<br />
  6. 6. Examples of Web-Based Courses<br />Mini MPAs (Master in Public Administration)<br />Program goals: executive development of public sector workers, community auditing programs, seminars addressed to public sector workers, certificates in public management. <br />Student Profile: public managers, professional executives in public agencies, community members. <br />Curriculum: Varies according to the program. Sessions on Governance, Understanding local politics, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Fiscal Policy, Financial Statements. <br />Cost: Varies depending on the Program’s format from $800 (16 weeks three hours per week sessions) to $125 (per course). <br />Format: 16 sessions, auditing lectures, 12-15 credit hours, custom programs. <br />
  7. 7. Links to MPA Programs<br />Rutgers University<br /> Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network<br />Wichita State UniversityHugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs Mini MPA<br />University of Colorado DenverSchool of Public Affairs Certificate for Public Managers Leaders in government and nonprofit sector<br />Florida State UniversityReubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy Certificate in Florida County Management Public Sector Managers<br />
  8. 8. What is an LMS?<br />The online learning process is managed through a Learning Management System (LMS) which provides a way of administering groups of students and instructors; allowing for administrative permissions in data access and performance of functions; scheduling of classes and content authoring; course testing, monitoring and certification.<br />
  9. 9. What can does an LMS do?<br />Generally speaking, an LMS allows for<br />Student authentication<br />Student Assignment postings<br />Class Calendar<br />Class broadcast messaging<br />Grading and posting of student grades<br />Student feedback & progress tracking<br />Student information and data<br />Payment features for classes<br />Wiki elaboration<br />Posting of documents and content library <br />
  10. 10. Examples of LMS used<br />The following is a list of LMS providers most commonly used by Universities for e-learning delivery. <br />
  11. 11. Teaching References<br />Clark, R. C. and Mayer, R. E. (2007). e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning (Second ed.). San Francisco: Pfeiffer Wiley.<br />Horton, W. and Horton, K. (2003 ). E-learning Tools and Technologies: A consumer's guide for trainers, teachers, educators, and instructional designers . San Francisco: Wiley.<br />Driscoll, W. and Carliner, S. (2005). Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies: Unlocking Instructionally Sound Online Learning. San Francisco: Pfeiffer Wiley.<br />Colinn Clark, R. and Kwinn, A. (2007). The New Virtual Classroom: Evidence-based Guidelines for Synchronous e-Learning. San Francisco: Pfeiffer Wiley.<br />
  12. 12. THANK YOUAny Questions? <br />