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E learning proposal

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A brief presentation concerning e-learning for management approval

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E learning proposal

  1. 1. Introduction This discussion will focus on the potential use of E- Learning in the company Preparedness of the company in relation to E-Learning Ability of the company to adapt to an E-Learning format Benefits of E-Learning Uses for the system Recommendations concerning E-Learning and the companies current state
  2. 2. E-Learning: The Basics What is E-Learning?  Any learning performed using an electronic format  CD’s & DVD’s, email, text, live video Is E-Learning effective?  Depending upon implementation  Can be as effective or more effective then traditional learning  Much depends upon the learner Reference: Lever-Duffy & McDonald, 2011
  3. 3. Uses for E-Learning Education Communication Management-Employee Relations Follow up Demonstrations
  4. 4. How e-learning works Information-acquisition  Instructor’s job to present information  Student’s job to engage and retain information  Examples of information-acquisition learning:  Reading from a report or text  PowerPoint presentation  Lecture from an instructor
  5. 5. How people learn from e-learningMeans of learning How learning works Learner must examine the  People have separate material presented channels for visual and audio  Select the words and images stimuli which relate to the topic  Humans can only process a From these images, the limited amount of data at one learner must organize the time data into a cohesive picture  Learner must be actively This new knowledge must involved then be assimilated with  Knowledge can be transferred already stored knowledge from long term memory
  6. 6. Assessment of Readiness: Learners E-learning is based on technology  Today’s employees have a solid grasp of the resources used in e-learning Employees enter the company with the necessary skills to succeed in e-learning Proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and Internet access has provided today’s learners with hands-on technological trainingReference: Horton, 2006
  7. 7. Assessment of Readiness: Technology E-Learning: Basics of technology  Consistent, reliable Internet connection  Computers that run on the same operating system Advanced technology  Webcams  Wireless Internet The company currently possesses all of the supplies listed above Simple transition into E-Learning
  8. 8. Potential of E-Learning for the Company Enhancement of current training procedures  Reach a wider audience  Reduce travel expenses Video Conferencing  Inclusion of team members from remote locations  Reduction in facility rentals Addition to the interview process  Expansion of potential employeesReference: Clark & Kwinn, 2007
  9. 9. Example: E-Meetings Definition of E-meetings  Meeting involving team members from multiple locations  Interaction occurs over video screens  Takes place in real time  Each member can see the others  No restrictions of location or time zone
  10. 10. Example: Management Training E-Learning as an enhancement to the current training system  Reduction in the time new managers spend in “training” stores  Provide live follow up to manager trainees once they leave the training store  Allows for the use of different methods of training in additional to the traditional program
  11. 11. E-Learning System Proposal An effective E-Learning system can be developed through two stages  Stage one: Implementation of the basic system  Technology is already in place  Start with enhancing the training program  Stage two: requires the purchase of additional equipment  Whiteboards, tablets  Implement the use of e-meetings
  12. 12. Training the Trainers Trainers will need to learn new techniques Will need to be provided with required reading Attend a training conference Training will be supplemented by an e-learning course to provide experience Trainers will then participate in a second e-learning course as trainers to practice their skills
  13. 13. Challenges with E-Learning Resistance from employees  E-learning must be presented in a positive fashion  Highlight the benefits to the employees Potential for “cheating”  Difficult to manage offsite  Provide employees learning time during their shifts Continuous changes in technology  No need to keep up with the latest fads  Construct a simple system and stick with what worksReference: Evans, Forney, Guido, Patton, & Renn, 2010
  14. 14. References Clark, R. C. & Kwinn, A. (2007). The new virtual classroom. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. Dubrin, A. J. (2004). Applying psychology: individual & organizational effectiveness (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., Guido, F. M., Patton, L. D. & Renn, K. A. (2010). Student development in college: theory, research, and practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Horton, W. (2006). E-learning by design. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. Lever-Duffy, J. & McDonald, J. B. (2011). Teaching and learning with technology (4th ed). Boston: Pearson.

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