We want eLearning – now what? Part 3 – The applications

This is the third of a six part series on how to implement eLearning. When you have a picture of your organisation’s requirements, it’s time to get to know the eLearning technology. You need to know something about the applications and their cost before you can establish the business case. The important thing to always […]


We want eLearning – now what? Part 1

This is the first of a six part series on how to implement eLearning. The first, and perhaps most important step, for implementing eLearning has nothing to do with the technology. It is understanding your training requirements and your overall business objectives. How will eLearning support your business goals? Will it be through the development of […]

what goes wrong

From classroom training to eLearning – what goes wrong?

We were invited to view a new online course. It was created by an experienced classroom trainer and Flash developer. They were very excited because they believed it to be interactive and engaging. What we found was a course where most screens included ‘buttons’ to click on so that small chunks of text would appear […]


ELearning Provides Control

A large organisation was installing a new piece of electronic equipment in 14 locations across the country. The equipment would be used by about 800 employees. They all needed to receive the training when the equipment was installed. It was identified that supervisors could play a role in the training but there was concern that […]


Does online learning save an employer money?

Online training can save an employer money – sometimes. In my experience, one hour of online training can require, on average, about 100 hours of development. The actual time is dependent on the degree of computer-based interactions and the amount of multimedia, such as video, audio, and Flash. The more it includes, the longer it […]

Valuing eLearning

The use of e-learning by employers is increasing. In the 2010 E-learning Benchmarking Survey, 50% of Australian businesses reported that they were using e-learning. In addition, 60% said they expected to increase their use of e-learning and 85% would encourage their employees to use it for training. The majority of employers surveyed believe that e-learning […]

Step up to the plate of eLearning

So if it’s no longer ‘if we will do eLearning but how well we will do it’ what does this mean going forward? This means we need to step up to the plate of eLearning. As the saying goes if we keep doing what we’re doing, we’ll get what we always got. If we use […]


A new era of training has arrived?

After almost 30 years of creating electronic-based training have we reached a new training era? I was recently preparing for an article and presentation on eLearning for the AITD (http://www.aitd.com.au/training/Training_Development_in_Australia_magazine ).  I had intended on it being about training in this ‘new era’ of electronic learning in organisations but as I was flicking through past issues […]

PM and Bronte

Forget the Politics, eLearning goes to the top!

Forget the politics, it was a highlight of my career to be introduced to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. She came to Adelaide in October 2010 to award $2.53m to the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission for their E-mergency Connect project. The bulk of the funding was for the development and implementation of […]

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