What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Putting a course on the Web or on a CD-ROM does not ensure performance improvement.( E-learning is not a low cost alternative, especially if it is not aligned with the organization's strategic goals. ( We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

The Multimedia PC (MPC) came with a CD-ROM drive, meaning that the device can display video synced with audio. Alongside CD-ROMs came Microsoft Powerpoint, a modern presentation software quickly embraced by lecturers, executives, teachers and students. CD-ROMs quickly became a thing of the past. Ability to embed a rich media experience makes it a viable alternative to Flash, which not all mobile devices support. eLearning didn''t happen overnight.


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How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

NetMeeting – Centra – etc.). · Video presentations. · Interactive Computer-based Training (CD-ROM). · Distance Learning. · On-line mentoring. · On-the-job-training. · Chat-rooms. · In-person mentoring. · Web-based community. · Knowledge Management System. Alternatively, create a control group to test the effects.

Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. On a recent trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia, I had the opportunity to reflect a bit on how far we have come with technology. On Jekyll Island, there is a monument set up by the Telephone Pioneers of America in remembrance of the first transcontinental phone call made from right there on the island on January 29, 1915, by then AT&T president Theodore Vail. The call included Mr. Vail, Alexander Graham Bell in New York, President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C.,

Lectora 12 Just Released—It’s the Best Lectora Yet!


Alternatively, use the controls in the new Rotation and Mirroring group of the Position and Size ribbon to flip and rotate objects. Publish titles for offline use to distribute on external media such as CD-ROMs and flash drives. Alternatively, place the directory on a shared network drive to collaborate with team members. Trivantis is excited to announce the release of Lectora® 12 e-Learning software.

Training Design

Tony Karrer

Ten years later, life was good because we had another delivery model available, the CD-ROM allowing us to train individuals. Yes, we theoretically had this back in 1987 with paper-based materials, but we looked at the CD as a substitute for classroom instruction. But I'm so used to having this as my mental model, that I'm having a hard time figuring out what the alternative is?

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LMS: Best Bet for Delivering Online Training


While she informed me that her employer is on the lookout for an alternative training medium that could support its existing offering ie. While many would argue that it is easier to upload an elearning course to a public Dropbox folder and then simply share the link with the learners or use the Intranet, CD-ROMs, USBs and so on, I would say that delivering online training via an LMS is a better option.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)


AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee): The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. Although the movement away from Flash technology will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery.

$1 million e-learning no more…


We were creating CD-ROM based training for service technicians. Once you’ve found places that need something different for online delivery, you can start to create alternative content with interactions and richer media. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Review of Snap by Lectora and how it stacks up against Articulate

Unicorn Training

With Snap you can write and design an eLearning course within PowerPoint then use Snap to convert it into a Flash based course, ready for deployment on the web, LMS or CD-Rom.Snap actually works as an add-on to PowerPoint and offers very similar functionality to Articulate Studio Pro, but at a fraction of the price. alternative would be to use a PowerPoint template to write the course so that it can be easily imported into Lectora via Snap.

Producing Podcasts: Some Considerations for Content Creators

The E-Learning Curve

Typically it such programming centered around: Discussions of course material or issues covered in printed materials Alternative viewpoints to those contained in the printed materials (i.e. The introduction of CD-ROMs in the late 1980's mitigated most of these issues, and in a sense were the hardware breakthrough that presaged the beginnings of e-learning as we know it today. First of all, a (longish) pre-amble.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Yet, there will be lots of eLearning solutions aiming at these alternative platforms. It was the time when we delivered multimedia training on CD-ROMs (sometimes called CBTs)? As long as there’s a spirit of openness to alternative solutions then we can collectively help the organization move forward. Alternate User Interfaces I believe voice, touch and motion are going to be big topics this year.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


The first official eLearning content standard, AICC was developed by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee in 1993 as a CD-ROM based standard. Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. Originally used to compress image files, nowadays it’s best known for moving images which are a lightweight alternative to video.

What’s in Your Toolbox?

CLO Magazine

Asynchronous e-learning is increasingly seen as the preferred delivery method to train a group with varied skill levels, and classroom remains the most significant form of training, in spite of alternatives. Portable technologies — smartphones, MP3 players and CD-ROM-based courses — are considered to have better results with higher-skilled employees, but experience has shown CLOs they are also more effective with more junior-level employees.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

The output is also SCORM compliant, or alternately you can opt to package the output for standalone CD ROM delivery. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK).

Instructional Design Opportunities In Energy Generation, Transmission & Distribution

Convergence Training

And back then there was this new thing called CD-ROMs. Thomas Edison was all for direct current and Tesla was for alternating current, and alternating current won out. Tom Baer is an instructional designer with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in the Seattle, WA area. Faced with changes in the industry, PSE has recently doubled-down on their investment in instructional design and training at their organization.

Paradigm war

Clive on Learning

CBT online is almost exactly the same as CBT on CD-ROM, even on videodisc, just without most of the multimedia. It utilises the Internet as an alternative channel of communication for distance learning, an inexpensive way to deliver linear (non-interactive) content to geographically-dispersed learners and to enable them to engage with one another and with their tutors using standard Internet tools, such as email and forums/bulletin boards.