First email post

July 6, 2004

This post is being send via email. It’s chock full of HTML. I figure
that if this gets through, just about anything can make it. Looking at
SRI-Business Consulting’s Learning on Demand pages today, I
came upon this interesting table of Best
Practices in eLearning
, dated May 2004.


Table
1
BEST PRACTICES SUMMARY

Learning
Strategy
Organization

and Process

Learning
Content
Learning
Infrastructure
  • Use eLearning to address the learning
    challenges of a distributed workforce.

  • Use eLearning
    and related techniques to create learning programs for customers and
    resellers.

  • Use eLearning to improve synergies between
    internal and external participants in complex business processes and
    projects.

  • Provide eLearning to the sales department
    for fast, measurable, business impact.

  • Fulfill
    compliance-training requirements cheaply and efficiently using
    eLearning.

  • Use eLearning to provide on-demand learning
    for call-center operatives.

  • Use eLearning to improve
    time to return on investment during new corporate cost-cutting
    initiatives.

  • Tie learning to
    performance.

  • Assess learning outsourcing options.

  • Create a centralized
    learning and development team.

  • Source content both
    centrally and locally.

  • Create standards and benchmarks
    for eLearning content.

  • Share internal and external
    best practices with all teams active in developing, commissioning, or
    implementing learning.

  • Negotiate risk-sharing deals
    for off-the-shelf content libraries.

  • Represent
    learning early during new strategic initiatives.

  • Gain
    support from senior management.

  • Find ways to win over
    middle and line managers.

  • Foster a good partnership
    between the training department and information
    technology.

  • Create meaningful learning
    objectives.

  • Invest in change management and ongoing
    user support during a move from classroom learning to blended
    learning.

  • Create incentives for informal learning and
    knowledge sharing.
  • Develop a mix of off-the-shelf content and
    custom content to match the business situation.

  • Create
    integrated learning programs including online and classroom
    activities.

  • Supplement formal courses with informal
    learning activities.

  • Combine basic with just-in-time
    learning.

  • Take a learning-objects
    approach.

  • Design all content with reusability in
    mind.

  • Use easy-to-use development tools to create
    low-cost custom content in-house.

  • Create a “knowledge
    assembly line” of high-impact presentations by subject-matter
    experts.

  • Migrate from physical to virtual classrooms
    to extend reach and reduce cost.

  • Create
    content-selection practices that meet requirements for deployment
    speed.

  • Obtain mass-customized content from
    generic-content vendors.
  • Rationalize learning-infrastructure
    investments by taking a centralized approach.

  • Create a
    learning architecture.

  • Integrate learning-management
    systems (LMS) with other enterprise systems.

  • Consider
    LMS from enterprise-application vendors.

  • Develop
    infrastructure to enable greater multiuse of digital content for
    formal and informal learning activities.

  • Incorporate
    learning into employee portals.

  • Be careful of
    political and technical issues when scaling up a local LMS for the
    enterprise.

  • Consider custom LMS systems for low-cost
    tactical solutions.

  • Treat LMS systems for business
    partners like consumer Web sites.

  • Evaluate academic
    alternatives to commercial eLearning tools.
Source: SRI Consulting
Business Intelligence

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