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  1. 1. E-Learning: Tools, Technologies, Evaluation and Trends Presented By: Pradeep P M SMT Training Design & Content Services www.showmetown.com 919480383480
  2. 2. Table of Contents • Overview of E-Learning • E-Learning Development and Hosting • E-Learning in Academic Segment • E-Learning in Corporate Segment • Quality Parameters for E-Learning Evaluation • Future Trends of E-Learning
  3. 3. Overview of E-Learning • Makes use of electronic devices and internet technologies for the purpose of learning and development. • Makes it possible for learners’ to take training courseware, anytime and from anywhere. • Enables learners’ to learn at their own pace, and also choose their desired learning path. • Saves travel time and money. • Ensures a level of consistency in the training programs.
  4. 4. Types of E-Learning • Asynchronous e-learning  Self-paced courses/WBT  CBT  Discussion forums • Synchronous e-learning  Virtual classrooms  Shared whiteboards  Virtual labs (Vlab)  Audio/video conferencing  Chat room  Application sharing (via. TeamViewer/Adobe Connect) • Blended Learning  Instructor-lead training (ILT) along with asynchronous and synchronous learning
  5. 5. E-Learning Development Process • The ADDIE model is used for e-learning development 1. Analyze 2. Design 3. Develop 4. Implement 5. Evaluate
  6. 6. E-Learning Development (cont.) • Learning Content Management System (LCMS)  Library of media elements  Templates (XML-based authoring tool)  Version control systems  Resource management tool  Quality management tool • Rapid learning tools  Articulate  Lectora  Adobe Captivate  Camatasia
  7. 7. Hosting E-Learning • Learning Management System (LMS)  Hosting self-paced courses  Tracking learner performance  Courseware management • Virtual Classrooms • Knowledge Management System (KMS)  Publish white papers, reports, and so on in a portal • Podcasts  Publish audio courses on portable devices (iPod, iPhone, smart phones, etc.)
  8. 8. E-Learning in Academic Segment • Only 1% penetration of ICT in K-12 and Higher Education segments (-Futuresource Consulting) • Usage of Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) & Interactive Projectors  A device connected to computer system via USB, serial port cable or wireless.  The computer's video output is connected to a digital projector so that images may be projected on the interactive whiteboard surface.  All mouse and keyboard functions could be performed on the IWB.  Easy to teach subjects such as maths, physics, biology and English. • Student Response Systems • Learning Tablets • Access to digital library using smart phones
  9. 9. E-Learning Projects for Academic Segment • Learning Objects (LO) development • Conversion of text books into learning objects/animations/interactivites • Animation development • Assessment development • Activity/game development
  10. 10. E-Learning in Corporate Segment • E-Learning players include: Off-the-shelf (library) vendors and custom project developers. • Specialized domains include: • Information technology  Ex: Desktop applications, programming, networking, and database training. • Banking and finance • Human resources  Ex: Induction, regulatory compliance • Sales and marketing • Product training  Ex: Lathe machine, multi-copier machine, working process of engines, aircrafts, etc. • Project management • Process training  Ex: Software development process  Ex: Management process
  11. 11. E-Learning Projects for Corporate Segment Types of e-learning projects are as follows: • Self-paced course /WBT • CBT • Blended training • Instructional design • Content writing/repurposing • Multimedia development • Assessment development • Training needs analysis • Mobile based learning • Tablet PC based learning • Simulation based learning • Scenario based learning • Game based learning • Discussion forums
  12. 12. Quality Parameters for E-Learning Evaluation • Terminal objective / enabling objective  TO: At the end of this course, learners will be able to use MSO Excel for analyzing financial markets.  EO: Analyze data using statistical functions, Analyze data using data analysis tool, Analyze data using financial functions, Examine data using math functions, manipulate data using text and information functions, manage large data in workbooks. • Functionality testing of e-learning courses • Language and editorial style issues  Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)  Microsoft Styleguide for Technical Publications (MSTP) • Accessibility support • SCORM /AICC Compliance
  13. 13. Accessibility • Content transmitted on the web or any other product/device should be accessible by everyone regardless of any disability. • Accessibility with reference to computer system includes operating systems, browsers, or any other standalone applications.
  14. 14. Section 508 Compliance • In the USA, section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. • Section 508 covers a number of products, which includes: Software applications and operating systems Web-based information and applications Telecommunication products Video and Multimedia products Desktop and portable computers
  15. 15. Types of Disabilities • Visual disability •Blind: need assistive technology to read the text and navigate. •Low Vision: need technology to enlarge the text. •Color Blind: need to avoid reds and greens in the graphics and text. • Hearing disability •Cannot hear audio content. Need closed captioning/audio transcript. • Mobility disability •Need assistive technologies like raised spaces between keys. •Cognitive •Cannot comprehend complex layouts and lengthy text. • Seizure Disorder •Quick movements in animations can cause seizures.
  16. 16. Section 508 Compliant E-Learning • The course/LMS should not disable any usability / accessibility features that are provided by the operating system. • Keyboard/Mouse actions should be clearly indicated on the screen (ex. Selection of interface elements) • All visual information in a multimedia presentation will be audio described. • Alternative text descriptions must be provided for non- text elements. (Alt tags for image, audio, video) • Alternative for multimedia presentations that is synchronized with the presentation (e.g. audio content should have a transcript, video with audio should have a synchronized/running text). • User control or learning should not depend on color coding.
  17. 17. Section 508 Compliant E-Learning (cont.) • Data tables should have row and column headers. • Screen shouldn’t flicker with a frequency greater than 2Hz and lesser than 55 Hz. • If any applet, plug-in or any other application is required to run the course, then the courseware must also provide a link to download the applet or plug-in. • When a timed response is needed, the learner should be given sufficient time to respond to the response. • When bitmap images / icons are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance.
  18. 18. Section 508 Compliant E-Learning (cont.) • Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. • A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. • When biometric forms of user identification or control are used, an alternative form of identification or activation, which does not require the user to possess particular biological characteristics, shall also be provided.
  19. 19. SCORM • SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. • Collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. • Defines how content must be packaged into Package Interchange Format. • Defines communication between learners and LMS. • Requires sequencing of content (learner path). • Requires features to bookmark content. • Requires performance tracking of learners.
  20. 20. Future Trends of E-Learning • Newer learning strategies:  Game based learning  Simulation based learning  Video based learning  Blogger learning  Forum based learning  LCMS crowd sourcing  Second life / Web 2.0 • Newer rendering modes:  Mobile based learning  Tablet PC based learning  Audio podcasts (oldest, but re-emerging)
  21. 21. Growth Potential of E-Learning • According to knowledge consulting company Netscribes India, the K12 education market in India is estimated to be growing at 14 per cent per annum. • India’s education market is valued around $100 billion. • By the end of 2015, it is estimated that India’s private education industry is expected to grow from $30 billion currently to $45 billion. • Consulting companies like Deloitte and PwC say that currently, Indian IT and ITeS companies spend anywhere between 3 - 3.5 per cent of their payroll costs in training talent, which has to be increased to 5 - 6 per cent. For various research reports on education/training sectors, visit: http://www.slideshare.net/ResearchOnIndia/higher-educat
  22. 22. Major E-Learning Players in India • NIIT Technologies • IBM India • Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) • Sillsoft • Sify E-Learning • Lionbridge India • Tutorvista • Educomp • Edurite • Everonn • Kesdee Systems • ILFS • Aptara • Core Education & Technologies • Edserv Softsystems • Career Point Visit: http://genieoflife.blogspot.in/2006/09/list- of-e-learning-companies-in-india.html
  23. 23. Self-Pace Course UI – Example
  24. 24. Self-Pace Course UI – Example