What Colleges Aren’t Doing Enough of to Keep the Doors Open

Beyond Campus Innovations

Declining enrollment rates in higher education have been trending over the past couple of years. Now we’re seeing a record number of colleges have to partner with larger universities, sell off land and other assets, or even close their doors altogether in the face of a number of changing factors. But it’s not over for those thinking outside the box. Keep reading to understand the constraints colleges face, and see how some are utilizing technology for survival.

Value of Investment (VOI) vs. Return on Investment

Kapp Notes

Perhaps the constant effort to find the ROI of higher education or even training programs is mis-placed, should we be asking ourselves if an alternative exists? As the competitive landscape of higher education shifts and the training industry changes, using a measurement like Return On Investment (ROI) as the only guide for evaluating information technology investments like an LMS or an audience response system is a mistake.

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Breakthrough eLearning: Compliance Training: Going Through the Motions

Breakthrough eLearning

There is a raft of health and safety, environmental, human rights, privacy, and financial reporting guidelines that must be adhered to, and training is seen (and often legislated) as a key component to remain "in compliance." New employees can be trained before they begin their jobs.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs. Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. I would be very curious to hear thoughts on topics that you feel were big discussion points around eLearning that are not listed below.

Breakthrough eLearning: Budget Blues: Get it Right the First Time

Breakthrough eLearning

A key challenge is that they may have not completed any significant eLearning to date, and therefore are a bit in the dark on how to go about budgeting. eLearning differs from face-to-face learning in that it is new and therefore involves new fixed costs.