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ASTD-Cascadia Chapter E-Learning Series

eLearning Strategies

June 24-25, 2010

Portland State University

With Speakers: Roni Viles, Katherine Stevens, Dave Richards, Theme Grenz

Register at www.astdcascadia.org

Intended Audience **Those wishing to break into the eLearning arena ** Training professionals who are planning on introducing or expanding the use of eLearning in their organization's training efforts **Senior leaders and training managers who are responsible for funding or approving eLearning in their organizations

This course is NOT designed for developers who want technical and development specifics.

Overview The eLearning Strategies course provides an overview of the strategic imperatives, issues and types of decision required when implementing eLearning programs.

The course is a two-day, classroom-based program. It has an online component that offers the opportunity to combine theory with practical application in real life situations. It emphasizes a strategic perspective rather than building technical expertise.


Foundation Concepts in eLearning (June 24, 8:30 am- Noon)

Definition of eLearning in 2010 eLearning Trends: blended learning, social learning and more! eLearning Categories with Examples eLearning Delivery Methods How to decide if eLearning is the Way to Go Designing eLearning Programs (June 24, 1 - 4:30 pm)

The marks of good program design Conducting a focused needs assessment How to select appropriate instructional methods based on the audience, goals and objectives Making it interactive Incorporating social learning (blogs, wikis, podcasts) The eLearning Development Process (June 25, 8:30 am - Noon)

Developing an eLearning course (You'll actually create a course as a group activity in this session.) Rapid development processes Introduction to common development tools Learning Management Systems - Is Your Business Ready? (June 25, 1 - 4:30 pm)

Aligning the LMS to Business Value Considerations for small and large organizations LMS Implementation Key Issues LMS Demonstration