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E-LearningZone Newswire November


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TrainingZONE E-LearningZone Newswire
November 2002
In association with Cisco: Discover the real power of e-learning
EDITORIAL: A brief history of e-learning
RESOURCES: Put your training online
FEATURES: The rise of the LCMS, engaging the corporate knowledge
base, essential e-learning principles
ANY ANSWERS: Benefits of e-learning, appropriate application of
e-learning, webinars v seminars

Editor's note

This month's e-learning wire is a bumper edition, full of
insights from professionals on the industry, and tips for users
at the practical end. And to begin with, we offer some context,
with a brief history of e-learning: Brian Holley reminds us that
not everything about e-learning is new, and looks back to its
origins and to some old criteria for successful learning that
often get forgotten.

If you want to share your experience, or just put forward an
opinion on the current state of e-learning, send it in:
[email protected]

Ben Hawes
News Editor, TrainingZONE
[email protected]

Discover the real power of e-learning
To maintain a competitive edge, businesses are turning to bespoke
e-learning solutions. E-learning cuts the traditional training
costs of time, travel and accommodation. To find out how e-
learning can empower your workforce and deliver measurable
results, register for your free Cisco e-learning tutorial, E-
learning Interaction, at


Take your training courses and resources online
A 33-slide sequence of PowerPoint slides that explains and
illustrates some practical methods by which training and
consulting professionals can start to deliver their content and
services to clients over the internet. The focus is on
inexpensive and easy-to-use approaches, while stimulating
interest and excitement about adding a dimension to training and
consulting services.

To search the full range of Library materials on technology-based
training and other subjects, go to

E-learning - Education for the 21st century
To compete effectively in today's Internet economy, business
people must absorb vast amounts of information ranging from new
products to an understanding of competitor's profiles. E-learning
can help you do this. To find out how, register for your free
Cisco e-learning tutorial, E-learning Interaction, at


A selection of our specialist features this month. For
regular updates, see

Content management - interview
Learning Content Management Systems are getting more important in
the e-learning market, and we talked to Mike Newton of Kognita
about where they are going, and new trends to look out for:

Successful online learning - the five Ps
Jim Flood, director of learning at Corous, takes us through the
essentials of e-learning: presentation, pedagogy, promotion,
preparation, and props:

All aboard for e-learning!
Frank Kappe, CTO at Hyperwave, looks at how e-learning can engage
a corporate knowledge base to ensure that relevant skills really
are being acquired by staff.

Blended learning - what you had to say!
We asked whether you saw blended learning as a must-have or just
this year's fad. Find out the response, and add your comments:

E-learning - the smart way to learn
The challenge facing company leaders is to ensure their employees
keep up with the pace of change. E-learning can give employees
the ability to turn change into an advantage by helping to
increase productivity and lower costs. To find out how, register
for your free Cisco e-learning tutorial, E-learning Interaction,


Any Answers
Here are some of the recent questions that have been asked on
E-learningZone this month. Can you help?

- Does anyone have any information about the benefits of
e-learning for the end users? I am trying to pull a list of
benefits together to communciate within our company to improve
the perception of the this method of learning. I have heard
mention that some research has proved an increase of 30% in
knowledge retention from elearning, but cannot find any
information about this, asks Diane Snelling

- I am receiving more and more requests in the form of "we need
training on xyz knowledge / product / process next year, and we'd
like it on e-learning." I'm delighted with the interest (and
faith) the business is showing in e-learning, however somehow I
have to manage the flow of work, and not just accept that e-
learning is the only option. Does anyone else have any other
forms or frameworks they can share with me which can help
identify whether e-learning is the most appropriate option? asks
Rob Foster

- Can anyone give feedback on the use of webinars v seminars?
asks Yo-Zon Blythe

If you can answer any of these questions, or have a query of your
own you'd like to share with the community, simply go to


ABCs of e-learning: reaping the benefits
David Evans has some good things to say about this thorough guide
to e-learning:

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