Posts from June 2013

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARTNERSHIPS

June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013 Community College enrollment is near record highs. More significant is the increase in employment opportunity for many of those graduates. An October article in USA TODAY reported: “Employment for Americans with an associate’s degree or some college has increased by 578,000 the past six months to 35.2 million . . . The trend underlines that some of the midskill jobs that disappeared in the recession are coming back and...

VIDEO-BASED LEARNING

June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013 The reasons for selecting video-based learning are myriad. Most importantly, video-based learning significantly increases retention and improves on-the-job performance. No other training choice can rival it for results. The unique strengths of video-based learning go back to the earlier days of laser interactive videodisc (IVD) and CD-ROM and have continued today with those specific e-Learning programs that are rooted in full motion video and optional word-for-word audio. My friend...

A COLLEGE EDUCATION

June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013 We’re now in the middle of June. Most college graduations have occurred. Those graduates are now exploring the labor market and finding that times are tougher today than they have been in the recent past. Almost none of those graduates are looking back on the academic part of their young lives with either appreciation or scorn. If they think about their recently completed “college days,” likely it’s about certain...

SEEING/HEARING LEARNING

June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013 From a blogspot posting by Shalini Grover we find her thoughts on video-based learning. http://shalinigrover.blogspot.com/2007/07/benefits-of-video-based-e-learning.html The following are her introductory remarks: “Learning is a social process. It involves active acquisition of new knowledge and understanding through group and peer interaction — the key learning skill being communication. Human beings gain much of their initial understanding of others through our sensory capabilities — both visual and auditory. According to some...

MULTIPLE LEARNING STYLES

June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 Today there is a growing emphasis on individualized instruction. Tardily, but not too late, we are finally beginning to acknowledge that there are myriad learning styles out there. An awareness that “Reading—Testing—and, Traditional Classroom Lecture” are not the only ways is essential if we are going to reap the learning- rewards that media-based On-Line Education/Training offer us. Dr. Bernard J. Luskin in his recent book, CASTING THE NET OVER...

A CHECKLIST FOR e-LEARNING SUCCESS

June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013 Today, let’s look at a checklist that should help you through the process of selecting the best that e-Learning has to offer. First of all, we know that knowledgeably designed e-Learning can save you money: • It takes 25-60% less time than traditional classroom instruction. • It achieves 50-60% greater retention than traditional classroom instruction. • It allows more employees to be trained in a shorter period of time....

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013 “Big Jay”, as he was known in the community, dropped out of school in the tenth grade. He decided that school had failed to serve his needs, and felt that getting out in the world and earning money would be more of a help to his mother and younger brothers and sisters. “Big Jay” had to weigh his career options, and turned to what he found to be the...

EVALUATING e-LEARNING INITIATIVES

June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 Periodically, you should step back and objectively evaluate your e-Learning initiatives. In doing so there are several criteria you should examine. Have your enrollments increased, decreased or stayed relatively flat? (Your learners are, subjectively, telling you something about your offerings. Word of mouth is communicating to you in a positive or negative way. People will endorse your selections if they feel that those offerings have value to their future...