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Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2006/08/20 - Summer may be winding down, but the temperature remains high on the Kineo website this month with a new ‘e-learning bugbears’ podcast, in which industry experts from Brighton to Berkeley explain what irritates them about e-learning.
Kineo, the leading rapid e-learning company, provides free podcasts each month to a global audience. From the beginning, Kineo has asked each expert for his or her e-learning bugbear. This month, Kineo brings those responses together, and some interesting themes emerge.
Stephen Walsh, partner with Kineo analysed the trends: “The industry influences who we’ve spoken to want change, and it’s reflected in the topics they identify as their bugbears. Several people spoke focused on responsibility. Charles Jennings, Global Head of Learning at Reuters, thinks managers need to take more responsibility for solving performance problems, and trainers need to work better with managers and more from just training fulfilment. John Rogers, formerly of Barclays, thinks learners need to take more responsibility for shaping their careers. Clearly a shift in who’s accountable for what in terms of learning and performance is desired.”
Other e-learning bugbears? The formality of course-driven e-learning, and a desire to see organisations explore more informal, rapid responses to needs, was identified by Jane Knight. And, the use of e-learning jargon was lambasted by Kevin Kruse of ‘The e-learning guru’ website.
Walsh concluded: “The three biggest bugbears about e-learning are as old as the term itself: it costs too, much, takes too long, and uses up too much of my valuable people’s time. Rapid e-learning offers possibilities to improve on all three counts. Kineo will shortly announce a new set of services to help organisations secure these benefits.”
You can hear the e-learning bugbear podcasts in full on the Kineo website/
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