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Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2006/10/01 - A new briefing paper issued by leading e-learning consultancy Kineo urges those deploying rapid e-learning not to focus narrowly on authoring tools at the expense of process considerations.
Through its research work with UK organisations, Kineo has identified a range of other key components of programmes, from instructional design approach through to marketing and user support, that are just as critical, if not more critical, to successful use of rapid e-learning.
The briefing paper, ‘7 Angles on Rapid E-learning’ delivers pragmatic advice on how to embed rapid e-learning in an organisation. Increasing number of UK organisations are adopting rapid e-learning, drawn by the potential savings in cost and time, however a misperception that it begins and ends with purchase of an authoring tool can result in dismal experiences for both learner and organisation.
“Rapidly developed bad e-learning is not what the world needs now,” says Stephen Walsh, Kineo Partner; “Rapid e-learning has the potential to break through the price barrier and make quality bespoke e-learning a real option for a wider audience than ever before. What’s maybe not so clear is how you go about doing it. Getting the right authoring tool is a start – but it’s only a start. Kineo’s view is that rapid thinking must run through the entire development process.”
Other points of the briefing include:
• Model behaviour: Use solid instructional design templates as the foundation;
• Pick your spots: tactical outsourcing can lift your e-learning;
• Rapid build + IT slowdown = bad news.
Download the full briefing at the Kineo website.
Kineo is focused on harnessing potential of rapid e-learning and delivering that potential to its clients. Kineo’s new rapid e-learning service, to be launched later in October, will consist of the most comprehensive and pragmatic set of end-to-end resources for rapid e-learning available anywhere. Together they will outline a new approach to rapid e-learning that will change how you approach e-learning, breaking through the price and access barriers that have historically put quality bespoke e-learning out of range for many organisations.
Kineo is a leading e-learning consultancy focused on accelerating performance through rapid e-learning.
Our services include: consultancy on how to incorporate rapid e-learning into organisations, rapid e-learning development to deliver effective e-learning in as little as three weeks, rapid capability building to bring design and development skills into teams, and rapid e-learning support services and hosting. Founded in November 2005 by Matthew Fox, Mark Harrison, Steve Rayson and Stephen Walsh, Kineo is a limited liability partnership with offices in Brighton. Our client list includes six FTSE 100 companies and some of the best public sector and voluntary organisations in the UK.
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