Posted by Ellen on November 18, 2007
With thanks to Jeff Cobb (Mission to Learn) for his comment and to the vendor representative who contacted me last week off-line, I’ve decided to spend a little more time with a statement I made in my “View from the Outside In” entry, posted as an observation of the recent eLearning Conference hosted by ASAE and The Center:
It was clear to me that there’s a disconnect between the vendors and clients, between what’s perceived as important and what truly is, and between the often-used solution and the right solution.
First let me emphasize that the conference format was — essentially — an experiment, a test to see if some of the benefits of a live conference would still result from an online format. On that count, did it succeed? Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ellen on November 3, 2007
Jeff Cobb offered a great presentation at the recent eLearning Conference hosted by ASAE and The Center, and posts about trends in association elearning in his blog, Mission to Learn.
During my attendance at the conference — and I made nearly every chat and session –I was impressed by the range of what associations are doing educationally, online. I was also amazed that there was so much talk and curiosity about the newest wave of online options — wikis, blogs, social networking, virtual worlds… especially Second Life, which I consider one of the leading-edge playspaces on the Web, populated primarily by geeks (I mean that in the most positive way, considering myself a “wannabe geek”) and entrepreneurs.
What surprises me about this is that from what I can tell, associations — by and large — are still struggling with the best ways to get buy-in from leadership to get into or expand online learning options, strategize those options, sort out the possibilities, figure out the budgeting, and then tackle the implementation of it all. Read the rest of this entry »
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