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ASTD’s Learning Circuits Express – 9 March 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. E-Learning Weathers a Bear Market
2. Introducing WML
3. Do You Have Stats Appeal?
4. Try It! (You Might Like It)
5. Frontline: eLearning Forum


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1. E-LEARNING WEATHERS A BEAR MARKET

Stock prices are down, venture capital is tighter, profits are still off on the horizon. These are tough times for many e-learning vendors. How should training managers adjust their e-learning strategies in a bearish economy?

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

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2. INTRODUCING WML

Using WML, wireless access to the Internet became mainstream in the year 2000. Here's a WML primer to get your mobile learning up to speed.

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/feb2001/ttools.html

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3. DO YOU HAVE STATS APPEAL?

You sprinkle them in presentation slides and lug them into the corner office. They help you establish the value of training. So many stats, so little time? Here are some numbers to replenish your files. And some just for fun.

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/mar2001/@work.html


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4. TRY IT! (YOU MIGHT LIKE IT)

Try It! is the place in Learning Circuits where you can sample training software, calculators, cool Web services, and other helpful workplace tools. All demos, trials, and tools are free!

This month: a tutorial on Authorware that won't let you fail, Interwise's e-presentation on pricing online learning courses, a Webpage indexing tool to battle info overload, and a PC appraiser that can help you turn dusty equipment into dollars (or yen, or rupees, or any one of 15 currencies listed).

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/tryit_index.html

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5. FRONTLINE: eLEARNING FORUM

Founded in 1999 as the Silicon Valley eLearning Network, the eLearningForum is fast becoming recognized as a thought leader on e-learning trends and best practices. The members, who include corporate chief learning officers, e-learning executives, investment analysts, researchers, and developers, meet each month to discuss the latest e-learning trends. We offer you an account of the January meeting--you'll feel like you were there.

READ: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/feb2001/cross.html

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