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Case Study 1 from Chapter 2: Product Sales Update Training

Train salespeople in many countries around the world on your new product so they can start selling right away.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

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Virtual interaction with people

X

Web books

Simulations and games

Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

X

Assessments and quizzes

X

Case Study 2 from Chapter 2: Technical Certification Training

Provide ongoing training for hundreds of company engineers so they maintain their technical certification.

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Virtual presentations and lectures Virtual interaction with people

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Web books

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Simulations and games

Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

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Assessments and quizzes

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Case Study 3 from Chapter 2: Professional Competency Training

Train hundreds of employees on company-defined skills competencies such as project management, consulting, IT system administration.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

X

Virtual interaction with people

X

Web books

X

Simulations and games

Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

X

Assessments and quizzes

X

Case Study 4 from Chapter 2: Business Tools Training

Train hundreds of employees on new business tools that they are required to use on their jobs.

Virtual presentations and lectures

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Virtual interaction with people

Web books

Simulations and games

X

Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

X

Assessments and quizzes

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Case Study 5 from Chapter 2: Technical Skills Training

Train hundreds of employees on demand for technical skills like

Java programming, data mining, databases, and so on.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

X

Virtual interaction with people

X

Web books

X

Simulations and games

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Virtual interaction with real things

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Virtual reference library

X

Assessments and quizzes

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Case Study 6 from Chapter 2: "Ongoing Professional" Training

Provide on-demand training to hundreds of employees in such professional skills as negotiating, running meetings, coaching, team dynamics, and so on.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

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Virtual interaction with people

X

Web books

X

Simulations and games

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Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

X

Assessments and quizzes

X

Case Study 7 from Chapter 2: New Salesperson Training in "How to Sell"

Train dozens of brand new salespeople each year—these new salespeople have never been in a sales job before.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

X

Virtual interaction with people

X

Web books

X

Simulations and games

X

Virtual interaction with real things

Used in Sample Solution from Chapter 2

Virtual reference library

X

Assessments and quizzes

X

Case Study 8 from Chapter 2: New-Hire Training

Train dozens of new employees each year on what they need to know to be productive, contributing parts of your company.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

X

Virtual interaction with people

X

Web books

X

Simulations and games

X

Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

X

Assessments and quizzes

Case Study 9 from Chapter 2: New HR Benefits Training

Train your entire employee population, around the world, on a new health-benefits plan for your company.

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Virtual presentations and lectures Virtual interaction with people

X X

Web books

Simulations and games Virtual interaction with real things Virtual reference library Assessments and quizzes

X

Case Study 10 from Chapter 2: Informal Technical Seminars

Communicate leading-edge research via informal seminars.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

interaction with people Web books

Simulations and games

Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

Assessments and quizzes

X

Case Study 11 from Chapter 2: Legal Compliance Training

Train hundreds of employees at several locations on government regulations and laws on such topics as sexual harassment, workplace diversity, and so on.

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Virtual presentations and lectures

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Virtual interaction with people

Web books

Simulations and games

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Virtual interaction with real things

Virtual reference library

Assessments and quizzes

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Summary

- There are only a handful of basic elements for e-learning, just as there are only a handful of basic elements that make up a traditional classroom environment.

- The basic e-learning building blocks include:

- Virtual presentations and lectures. You can deliver lectures—an instructor or presenter talking about a topic—over the Internet in the same way you can do them face-to-face with students.

- Virtual interaction with people. Students can interact with the course instructor in a variety of ways over the Internet—allowing them to do such things as ask questions and get answers. Students can also interact with other students taking the course at the same time.

- Web books. You can provide electronic Web books over the Internet that can serve the same purpose as a textbook serves in a more traditional classroom course.

- Simulations and games. These are computer-based, dynamic models of complex real-life situations that let the students learn in an environment that reduces the penalties for mistakes. For example, the penalty for crashing a flight simulator on a simulated landing approach is a lot less than crashing a real airplane.

- Virtual reference library. You can provide supplemental reference information for any e-learning course by putting that information on Web pages that your students have access to. The Internet already holds a wealth of information in existing Web pages. You can use this information as "free" supplementary information.

- Virtual interaction with real things. In some cases, students can remotely access some "things" that are important to the learning experience. For example, if you're learning to be a UNIX system administrator, you can be in one city but access a UNIX computer in another city to do your practice exercises.

- Assessments and quizzes. You can easily provide testing over the Internet to be delivered before the course (pretests), after the course (posttests), or after defined portions of the course.

- The building blocks are seldom used alone—they are usually combined for a specific learning experience.

- Although it's not part of the learning experience, tracking and reporting are important so you know who has taken what training courses.

 
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