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ASTD’s Learning Circuits Express – 6 April, 2001

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Learning Circuits
Learning Circuits Express is a free information service provided by Learning Circuits, ASTD’s online magazine about e-learning (http://www.learningcircuits.org). Forward this newsletter to friends, co-workers, and colleagues to share the latest in e-learning news, trends, and community.


CONTENTS

1. Double Dose of Geek
2. Developing Media for Low Bandwidth
3. E-Learning Competencies
4. Distance Learning in Public Health
5. Words to the Wired
6. Laugh of the Day

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1. DOUBLE DOSE OF GEEK

Have you been reading Answer Geek? Check out these recent columns for advice from the experts:

1) I'm an instructional designer and classroom trainer and want to learn computer- and Web-based training course development. What would you recommend as a curriculum?

2) How can I become a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT)?

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/mar2001/geek.html and
http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/mar2001/geek_2.html

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2. DEVELOPING MEDIA FOR LOW BANDWIDTH

To deliver learning applications over the Web, you must first understand the concept of bandwidth. Simply defined, bandwidth is the amount of information that a communications link can carry over a given amount of time. Bandwidth can be compared to a water pipe: the larger the pipe, the greater the volume of water that can flow through.

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/mar2001/ttools.html

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3. E-LEARNING COMPETENCIES

The following list of 31 competencies answers the question: What knowledge and skills will enable people to select, manage, and use learning technologies for HRD work?

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/mar2001/competencies.html


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4. DISTANCE LEARNING IN PUBLIC HEALTH

In recent years, interest in examining technology's potential to meet training needs for public health professionals has generated new initiatives, such as the Enhancing Data Utilization Skills through Information Technology program. This article provides a case study of the program.

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/apr2001/farel.html

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5. WORDS TO THE WIRED

For the next time you have to write a business document, here are some Websites offering assistance on grammar, usage, and foreign translation.

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/apr2001/@work.html

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6. LAUGH OF THE DAY

For your reading pleasure, Learning Circuits has begun offering a new feature: a daily comic. Provided by Intraca, the comics are from popular syndicated strips and are run alongside inspirational business quotations. You'll laugh and learn at the same time.

Check out Intraca on our homepage. You can also read a five-day archive and email the comics and quotations to a colleague.

SEE: http://www.learningcircuits.org

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