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Breaking Developments in Power Station Training using e-learning by Steve Mackay Technical Director IDC Technologies
Topics What is E-learning ? Costs How to apply to Power Station training Marketing tips and tricks The Future
WHAT IS E-LEARNING
Quotes on E-learning One day, training for every job on earth will be available on the Internet. Are you ready ? (Cisco Systems 1999 Annual Report) The traditional classroom model will represent less than 30% of all formal corporate learning by The Gartner Group, 2000 The biggest growth in the Internet, and the area that will prove to be one of the biggest agents for change, will be in e-learning. (John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems, 2000)
and of course only two years later: In the rush to turn online education into a business, the roof caved in… (The New York Times: Lessons learned at Dot-Com U. May 2, 2002) Is e-learning as we know it a failure ? According to Forrester Research, 70% of those who start an e- learning course never complete it…( e-learning. Is E- learning floundering ? May 2002)
What is e-learning ? Learn at a distance over the Internet. Learn at any time at any location. All you need is an internet connection, a computer and access to an e-learning provider. Employees at work can do skills certification, live-updates on company products, and on-demand short courses for short topics
Developing and delivering Targets of training Technology applied Graphics (using Placeware) Sound Course and content preparation
Costs of e-learning A single e-learning course with an instructor and ten students using only as the medium. There is no tracking and no automated testing of the work done by the students. This would cost less than a thousand dollars to deliver.
Costs of e-learning A single self-study course e- learning course using the web to be delivered to ten students. There is still no tracking and automated testing. This would cost in the order of two or three thousand dollars.
Costs of e-learning Ten courses comprising instructor led interactive with basic student tracking and automated testing. This would cost of the order of $30,000 to $60,000.
Costs of e-learning A corporate e-learning university with a catalogue of 130 courses and learning management system. This would be a minimum of $1.5million and perhaps more depending on the actual scope.
APPLICATION TO POWER STATION TRAINING
Apply e-learning Compelling value proposition Where can e-learning apply Ensure you understand the e-learning marketplace for Power Stations Get the right support & technology Mech./Elec./Operator training Blend with traditional
Apply e-learning (cont.) Create compelling reasons for people to participate Communicate repetitively and persistently Measure the impact
MARKETING OF E- LEARNING
Marketing tips and tricks Create awareness of your e-learning initiatives with: Marketing:themes and branding Events Newsletters Informal meetings Policy
Marketing tips and tricks Web site Frequently asked questions Training/demonstrations Success and war stories Leadership presentations and involvement Manager presentations and coaching Testimonials
A few Myths The Quality of E-learning is what distinguishes it from other offerings E-learning will make a dramatic improvement to the learning process E-learning will replace instructor led training
Future of e-learning Hype would have disappeared Book on the web will disappear Blended learning approach Mobile learning Collaborative learning Simulation Video conferencing