These are presentations made by members of the ROI Learning staff.
- Online Learning in an Open Source
Environment (.ppt; 2,597 KB)
- This presentation was delivered by Verne Morland at the 2004 International Partners
in Training Conference sponsored by the Western Ohio Chapter of the ASTD and
the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD). It provides a description
of Moodle - the web-based "Modular, Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment."
Moodle is a course creation and management system based on social constructivist
learning theory. It is offered as open source software and is gaining adherents
throughout the world. Moodle provides a low-cost way for corporations and academic
institutions to create and deploy quality online courses. This presentation highlights
Moodle's capabilities and provides practical insights into its use as the framework
for a corporate learning center. (There is a 4-minute video
demonstration of an online learning center also on this website.)
- E-Learning in the Real World (.ppt; 1,824 KB)
- This presentation, written and delivered by Verne Morland and Herb Bivens to the
Southwestern Ohio Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, provides
an overview of the definition, status, and direction of e-learning in business
training today. It briefly describes the evolution of e-learning, the emergence of
"blended" learning, the importance of instructional design, and the benefits of
e-learning both to learners and to the companies sponsoring the learning programs.
It describes how new courses are created in e-learning format and how existing courses
can be converted to e-learning form for lower-cost delivery to larger, geographically
dispersed audiences. The presentation concludes with a discussion of ways to measure
learning effectiveness and how e-learning can help companies become true learning
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