E-learning (M-Learning ) Defined

 eLearning is use of Internet technologies to deliver a broad array of solutions that enhance knowledge and performance

  •  Web-based learning / computer-based learning
  • Virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration
  • CBT (Computer-Based Training) / IBT (Internet-Based Training)
  • WBT (Web-Based Training)
  • M-learning

It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.

Categories of E-learning (M-learning)

  1. Courses
  2. Informal learning
  3. Blended learning
  4. Communities
  5. Knowledge management
  6. Networked learning
  7. Work-based learning (EPSS: Electronic Performance Support Systems)

Tools Categories used in E-learning

  1. Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  2. Learning Content Management System (LCMS) like sharepoint
  3. Collaborative tools (aCollab, Groove)
  4. Identity management and digital rights
  5. Repositories
  6. Voice over IP (VoIP) tools like Skype (http://www.skype.org) will substantially alter the
  7. Communication landscape. Simple, effective social tools are critical for larger scale adoption of
  8. learning that represents the manner in which people work.
  9. Other social tools: wikis, blogs, instant messaging are being rapidly adopted due to ease of use.

Content Delivery Mechanism

  1. Synchronous delivery (real-time); streaming, conferencing, and archived presentations
  2. Asynchronous delivery (delayed time) through the use of LMS, collaborative spaces, and discussion boards

Business Areas of E-learning (Industry Type)

  1. consulting
  2. content
  3. technologies
  4. services
  5. support

Must Have features for eLearning systems

Learning Management System must support.

  1.  AICC Level 1 & Level 2 compliant courses tracking.
  2. SCORM compliant courses tracking.
  3. Multilingual  Provision to translate the Site Contents, Courses, Test, Assessments.
  4.  Online courses authored from the LMS or can add up the 3rd party courses.
  5.  Instructor Led Courses, where we can define the dates, location and the instructor for the classes. Keep tack who all applied for registration, who actually attended it and who all did not turned up after the registration.
  6.  Authoring Tool
    1. You can create AICC Level 2 compliant courses, with all the prerequisite conditions & tracking in place.
    2. You can define the courses to be on the AU level or the Block level, and define up to ‘n’ level. 
    3. Courses are authored in the Flash. XML is used to communicate between the ASP & the Flash templates. Have a provision to build the templates data bankà keep on adding the templates and then you can build up the variety of courses as per the different templates. 
  7. Administration Module Admin can decide, which course shall be available to which Designation or Department? Whether it should be a required course or just an Additional course or not at all to be displayed to any users, until unless specified.
  8. For the courses you can put up the associated Reference Library, Case Studies and the Instant Advise.
  9. Test Centre
  10. Assessment Centre
  11. Certificate Facility à Can upload the templates, signature etc.
  12. Provision for the users à
    1.  Chat
    2. Discussion Forum
    3. E-mail facility
    4. Mentors Advise
    5. Ask Queries from the Authors or Instructors.
  13. Skill Gap Analysis for the users. Define the Career Roadmap for the users. Track where they stand and where they need to head. What all they are supposed to do?
  14. Dynamic Role creation and absolutely robust roles access rights can be defined. It fully dynamic. Contents and the related links are visible as per the access rights dynamically
  15. Dynamic Reports, with graphs.