Adapting for online delivery; selecting the right technology

Written by Phil Garing

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Working from existing resources also means that alternative resources and activities are often not included inrepparttar design ofrepparttar 109412 course, so much as tacked onrepparttar 109413 end. For example, existing Internet resources are often listed as background material; learners are invited to go beyondrepparttar 109414 structured course resources if they choose to. Such an approach missesrepparttar 109415 opportunity to broadenrepparttar 109416 depth of learning available through existing online resources. Designingrepparttar 109417 learning process to incorporate such resources allows more effective use to be made of them.

The issue then is about selectingrepparttar 109418 appropriate technologies forrepparttar 109419 learners and training objectives. The respective advantages of core technologies can be summarised as:

1. Internet resources - Provides access to training in a range of situations that learners might otherwise not be able to study in. - Less suitable for modelling verbal skills or physical behaviours. - Facilitates communication between students and tutors at a distance. - Limited ability to provide feedback on behaviours (e.g. practical presentation skills) - Provides access to current worldwide resources. - Less interactivity/depth of learning experience than multimedia.

2. Multimedia resources - Makes available a wide range of learning resources and realia - More complicated to access 'live' and update. - Incorporates a range of activities that stimulate and motivate learning. - Generally more involved development process

3. Print resources - Provides a permanent record - Difficult to update. - More transportable and can be used in a wider range of situations. - Costly to distribute

Don't assume that only one resource type should be used. Well designed customised training solutions will often combine a range of resources that, packaged together, provide a learning experience that draws onrepparttar 109420 strength of each one. For an example of training that combines multimedia, internet and print based resources, see, a course in study skills preparing learners for University ertiary level study.

Phil has been involved in a number of projects in the field of flexible delivery, both research based and product-based.

Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do

Written by Rick Gettle

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We don’t just getrepparttar sweet out of life withoutrepparttar 109410 bitter - we’d like to, but we don’t. The sun doesn’t always shine; sometimes there are storms, tornadoes, earthquakes, car accidents, fires and death. No one escapesrepparttar 109411 problems of life. If it doesn’t happen sooner in life, it will happen later.

We can overcome just about any problem, obstacle, or adversity that life deals us – if we have a strong enough will. Where there is a will, there is a way. Create a “bull-dog” determination and a “burning desire,” that will eventually mow down all opposition.

Success is not measured by what a person accomplishes, but byrepparttar 109412 opposition they have encountered, and byrepparttar 109413 courage with which they have maintainedrepparttar 109414 struggle against overwhelming odds.

Don’t pray for an easy life, without problems – pray to become a strong person. The higher you go in life,repparttar 109415 more problems you will have to deal with.

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Rick Gettle The Master Mind Alliance President/Founder Online Success Club Meetings: E-mail: Website: Free Monthly Motivational Newsletter:

Philosopher, success achievement teacher, human resources development consultant, and personal coach to individuals, including managers and owners of many mainstream businesses.)

Rick has been in the “people building” business since 1958. He has been teaching the “Science of Success Achievement” course since 1970

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