E-Learning and Business Plans: National and International Case Studies

E-Learning and Business Plans: National and International Case Studies

by Elaina Norlin, Tiffini Travis, Travis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0810851954

ISBN-13: 9780810851955

Pub. Date: 07/25/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

With the invention of desktop computers, electronic learning or e-learning has become a convenient learning tool of choice for individuals with busy schedules. For the past several years, there has been a continuous stream of much needed innovation in the use of e-learning and these have now become second nature to both e-learning providers and users. But just as e

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With the invention of desktop computers, electronic learning or e-learning has become a convenient learning tool of choice for individuals with busy schedules. For the past several years, there has been a continuous stream of much needed innovation in the use of e-learning and these have now become second nature to both e-learning providers and users. But just as e-learning has enhanced and enriched our lives, challenges have increased as the creation of courses and e-learning material evolve. Technology, although it makes our lives easier, can come with a "not so affordable" price tag. As creators of e-learning content, after raising money to provide a costly e-learning initiative, how do we know if our customers or target audience are really learning? Who is going to maintain the technology? Who will subsidize the upkeep costs? How do we know if there is a better product on the horizon that can do it more cheaply and with more advanced technology infrastructure? E-learning and Business Plans: National and International Case Studies provides a comprehensive view on how to develop non-profit business plans for both small and large-scale e-learning projects. Editors Tiffini Travis and Elaina Norlin present both national and international case studies covering many elements of a typical non-profit business plan and reveal the experiences individuals have had while developing their project. This book will be useful to professionals, non-profit organizations, and academic researchers who are currently considering working on large-scale e-learning or high cost/high risk projects. While many issues are library-related, the book is relevant to non-librarians as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810851955
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/25/2008
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Elaina M. Norlin   Tiffini A. Travis     v
E-Learning in the 21st Century
Who Are E-Learners?   Rosemary McGill     3
What Is E-Learning?   Tiffini Travis     19
E-Learning Tools: Current and Emerging Technologies   Stephanie Sterling Brasley     37
Business Planning 101: Starting a New Business Venture   Elaina Norlin     49
Case Studies
The Importance of Planning and Vision in an E-Learning Environment   Christina Goff     69
Building and Managing Personnel: Implementing an E-Learning Development Cycle   Stella Lee     87
Marketing Specialist Technology Information Services: EEVL's Experience of Promoting OneStep Industry News and OneStep Jobs   Roderick MacLeod     111
Structuring Interdepartmental Collaborations in E-Learning Design, Delivery, and Support   Rose Roberto   Sue Abbott     133
A New Approach to E-Learning: The Learner-Centric E-Learning (LCeL) Group   Gregory Fleet   Daniel Downes   Laura Johnson     169
Maintaining Quality Education while Reducing Costs   Jeffrey Trzeciak     189
Index     209
About the Editors and Contributors     219

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