Sunday, August 29, 2004

Six great ways to ruin a brainstorming session - InnovationTools
As Brainstorming is a frequently used tool in meetings and workshops, this article provides some important tips on ensuring the success of a brainstorming session. Good reminders for anyone who uses brainstorming.

Phil Windley | How to Start a Blog
A good set of tips if you are thinking about developing your own weblog. It recommends Typepad but this is only one of many weblog software tools currently available.

When is a long document not a long document?
Some useful tips when planning to put long documents onto the web.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

International Open Source Network - FOSS Education Primer
If you are interested in free and open source software in education, this site provides a 55 page PDF document which provides a very good overview of open source software. I certainly found some software which I didn't know about.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Online Course Development: What Does It Cost?: Syllabus
This article gives some rules of thumbs when thinking about costs associated with developing online courses. It is written from the perspective of implementing conventional online learning in an educational institution. For example, it starts with the first rule of thumb - implement a Learning Management System. Other people posting in other weblogs have questioned a number of the assumptions in this article.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Top 10 Usability Blunders of the Big Players
This article discusses 10 common problems with the usasbility of websites and identifies some major websites which have these problems. Good advice for anyone designing websites.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Latest e-Learning research in Europe Middle East and Africa - AME Info Business News
This article provides a summary of research undertaken in 16 companies about employees views of e-learning. 94% of the employees said they enjoyed e-learning and 87% said that they could give tangible examples of how they had applied their learning. Some god pie charts as well.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

How to Build a Business Case for E-Learning
This short article sets out some of the elements you need to think about when developing a business case for e-learning. Not a bad place to start but more details can be found in the Flexible Delivery Business Planning Framework document which can be downloaded from http://flexiblelearning.net.au

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