Is harboring eLearning data safe again?


The secure management of learner and client data should be a priority for all teams and companies that deliver eLearning. After a recent ruling declared the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles invalid, many LearnUpon customers asked: what now for EU-US personal data transfer? With Safe Harbor not so safe anymore, can I still transfer eLearning data from the EU to the US? Safe Harbor provided that assurance. Safe Harbor was voluntary.

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LMSs focus more on having the managers select the courses for learners. Regarding the “managers” pushing compliance courses or courses in general to learners – which is the fault of the LMS – another sadly misunderstood statement. The client who bought the system decides if they want to have their managers do this or not. They may not even use the “manager” feature, heck many systems do not have a “manager” feature.

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Performance Management. There has been a big uptick in the performance management angle. Making their system easier to use for all learners, including ADA 508 compliance (which many do not have), possibly PENS which is a great benefit to admins (on a side note), Safe Harbor certified for Europe (again, many are not), boosting mobile capabilities. Performance Management to me, could be a blessing or a curse. Competency Management.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning. Safe Harbor Statements - Clearly mark pages that are controlled and approved vs. those that are not. Selling the Value Often it can be tricky to convince management of the value of providing these tools. I've not really seen good examples of business cases (future ROI) for using these tools.

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