E-Learning and Distance Learning pros and cons

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    This is not my greatest strength, e-learning was not a part of my education and what I have learned is from my own research, however since this type of adult learning approach is becoming such an intrinsic part of human performance I feel I should help point out a few items that have crossed my research eyes…

    I think the first and foremost step in the process of developing an e-learning (distance learning) program is to a) target your audience and their technological abilities, b) research and find the easiest LMS program that everyone can have access to, I have experience with Blackboard and Moodle, but there are many out there to choose from. c) make sure you do a tech test of sorts prior to the classroom presentations. and d) follow up and make sure you update and modify your programs often, keeping up with the technology is another important tip.

    E-learning is a great way to reach a large array of clients and has become a necessity in the global economic climate – research has proven that it can be an effective way of teaching, keep in mind the 25th Quartile theory when designing an e-learning or distance learning program too. Remember there are still newbies out there and we must adjust ourselves as we teach…

    ASTD has many good quality resources for those wishing to learn more about the processes of distance learning and how to become very effective in the design and presentation of distance courses.

    Happy research and good luck with all your training endeavors

    Leigh

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