It is unbelievable to think how much can change in a year, or even a few months, thanks to the growth of the electronics industry. Our personal access to knowledge and information is ever transforming to make it easier for us to get data we need quickly and efficiently so we can spew it back up at the next person we see, making it seem like we know what we’re talking about.
Are you looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of e-learning; consider adding a facilitator to your program. That’s right, a facilitator for e-learning. Why would we want to introduce a facilitator into e-learning? E-learning is designed to allow individuals to take courses on their schedule. It is a way to reach large numbers of people quickly and cost effectively, so why insert a facilitator into it. Wouldn’t that just undo all of the benefits?
We should all be aware of what WHMIS is, but for those of you that are out of the Government Compliance loop, WHMIS is the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System which is a mandatory provincial legislation that is designed to provide workers, employers, suppliers, contractors and the general public with fixed standards of the necessary information needed to reduce or eliminate injuries and illnesses that may be persistent while handling hazardous substances.
Dust off the training manuals, warm up the projector and get the coffee and cookies ordered for the back of the room. It’s training time! According to Bersin & Associates Research released in January 2012, US Learning and Development Organizations increased their budget by 9.5% to an average of $800 per person for training. Does that mean we jump right into training? It depends, does jamming a square peg in a round hole work for you?
“How much does it cost to create an e-learning course?”. Of course the answer is the often the dreaded “that depends”. That response sounds like such a cop-out but it really depends. Let me explain.