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E-Learning Business Proposal

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E-Learning Business Proposal

  1. 1. NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITYASSIGNMENT COVER SHEETStudent: Matthew HaussmannTHIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED INEL7002-8 Dr. PorterE-Learning Instructional Strategies Assignment Five<Add student comments here>Faculty Use Only<Faculty comments here><Faculty Name> <Grade Earned> <Writing Score> <Date Graded>
  2. 2. 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-Learningformat Benefits of E-Learning Uses for the system Recommendations concerning E-Learning and thecompanies current state
  3. 3. 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 traditionallearning Much depends upon the learner Reference: Lever-Duffy & McDonald, 2011
  4. 4. Uses for E-Learning Education Communication Management-Employee Relations Follow up Demonstrations
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. How people learn from e-learningMeans of learning How learning works Learner must examine thematerial presented Select the words and imageswhich relate to the topic From these images, thelearner must organize thedata into a cohesive picture This new knowledge mustthen be assimilated withalready stored knowledge People have separatechannels for visual and audiostimuli Humans can only process alimited amount of data at onetime Learner must be activelyinvolved Knowledge can be transferredfrom long term memory
  7. 7. Assessment of Readiness: Learners E-learning is based on technology Today’s employees have a solid grasp of the resourcesused in e-learning Employees enter the company with the necessary skillsto succeed in e-learning Proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and Internetaccess has provided today’s learners with hands-ontechnological trainingReference: Horton, 2006
  8. 8. 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 thesupplies listed above Simple transition into E-Learning
  9. 9. Potential of E-Learning for theCompany 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
  10. 10. Example: E-Meetings Definition of E-meetings Meeting involving team members from multiplelocations Interaction occurs over video screens Takes place in real time Each member can see the others No restrictions of location or time zone
  11. 11. Example: Management Training E-Learning as an enhancement to the current trainingsystem Reduction in the time new managers spend in “training”stores Provide live follow up to manager trainees once theyleave the training store Allows for the use of different methods of training inadditional to the traditional program
  12. 12. E-Learning System Proposal An effective E-Learning system can be developedthrough 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 additionalequipment Whiteboards, tablets Implement the use of e-meetings
  13. 13. 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 courseto provide experience Trainers will then participate in a second e-learningcourse as trainers to practice their skills
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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 SaddleRiver, 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. SanFrancisco, CA: Pfeiffer. Lever-Duffy, J. & McDonald, J. B. (2011). Teaching andlearning with technology (4th ed). Boston: Pearson.

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