Development of Elearning
Development of Elearning
Learning can be both incremental (gradual) and transformational (quantum leap) where individuals have different preferences and styles of engaging in the development process. The ‘Virtual e-Learning’ is designed to respond to such individuality whilst recognising the dictates and requirements of an organisation’s learning and development challenge. The ‘Virtual e-Learning’ provides the ideal vehicle for addressing learning and development across a variety of fields including leadership, communication, innovation and change.
As part of a long term research and development project we have distilled e-learning into four separate phases:
Embedding Learning in an Archive of Knowledge
To learn and develop, individuals need access to an archive of existing information, knowledge and experiences that may exist within or outside the host organisation. Individuals with a learning preference that centres upon analysis and understanding will experience the ‘Virtual Library’ as an aspect of the Elearning Software Solutions that appeals to their individual learning style.
Informing Learning with Leading Edge Practice and Commentary
Individuals also require access to current and leading edge learning and development opportunities that may take the form of workshops, on-line development courses or general media commentary covering their specific area of interest. Individuals with a preference for interactive, organised and often scheduled learning events will experience the ‘Media Centre’ of the Elearning Software Solutions as their point of entry into the learning and development process. However, whilst current media information and experiences ensure learning remains leading edge and current, it is important that such information is embedded within the archive of information, knowledge and experience stored within the Virtual Library.
Converting Information & Experience into Knowledge and Solutions
A key aspect of learning and development focuses upon application and implementation and the Discussion Room is specifically designed to facilitate problem-solving and solution generation relevant to the tasks the host organisation is seeking to address. Individuals with a preference for ‘hands on’ and task oriented learning will experience this Discussion Room as a particularly appealing learning environment.
Capturing Learning and Disseminating Knowledge
The final piece in the learning and development jigsaw is particularly relevant in the early years of the 21 st Century when change and innovation are taken as given. It is crucial that solutions and knowledge are captured for the benefit of the individual and the organisation. The ‘Interactive Tools Room’ is designed to capture the knowledge and wisdom that is contained within, and is generated by, organisations. This facilitates the generic development of an organisation by making such information available to a broader church of individuals. It also critically interrupts the ‘reinvention of the wheel phenomenon’.