Custos, beneficios e ROI da e-learning

Recursos acerca dos custos (de instalación, desenvolvemento, distribución, etc.), os beneficios de introducir a e-learning e o retorno do investimento (return on investiment, ROI).

Cost-Saving Collaboration: Purchasing and Deploying a Statewide Learning Management System - Ed Klonoski, Innovate

Cost-Saving Collaboration: Purchasing and Deploying a Statewide Learning Management System - Ed Klonoski, Innovate - Cost-Saving Collaboration: Purchasing and Deploying a Statewide Learning Management System - Ed Klonoski, Innovate:
Higher education is working to integrate next-generation education technology into its learning activities and is struggling to find cost-effective approaches.

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To me this seems like an ideal situation that would allow more collaboration between educational arenas without impeding their separate missions.
[Educause]

Elements of Effective e-Learning Design - Andrew R. Brown and Bradley D. Voltz, IRRODL

Elements of Effective e-Learning Design - Andrew R. Brown and Bradley D. Voltz, IRRODL - Preparing and developing e-learning materials is a costly and time consuming enterprise. This paper highlights the elements of effective design that we consider assist in the development of high quality materials in a cost efficient way. We introduce six [Online Learning Update]

Online school program set to close

Online school program set to close - PALMER - The Mat-Su School District sent a letter last Friday to parents of students participating in SeeUOnline, notifying them that the K-12 online education program will be cut next year, due in large part to lagging enrollment numbers, increasing expenditures and competition from other alternative education opportunities. [Distance-Educator.com]

Investigating the Relationship Between Cost, Reach, and Richness in Distance Education - Lenn Annetta, Online Journal of Distanc

Investigating the Relationship Between Cost, Reach, and Richness in Distance Education - Lenn Annetta, Online Journal of Distance Learning Admin. - Is the money allocated to institutional distance education getting the results on the back end in terms of student achievement? A literature review of cost analysis studies on distance education is presented with three themes factored out from those s [Online Learning Update]

Assessing Learning Management Systems

Assessing Learning Management Systems - Although e-learning got off to a shaky start in the late 1990s, industry analysts are now bullish about the enabling technologies, notably enterprise learning management systems (LMSs), both in terms of growing adoption rates and quick return on investment (ROI).... [Teaching an Developping Online]

The Chronicle: 8/13/2004: Professors Seek Compensation for Online Courses

The Chronicle: 8/13/2004: Professors Seek Compensation for Online Courses - According to this article in the Chronicle, it looks like an increasing number of institutions are putting the screws to their faculty to do more online learning work for less money. The story starts with an anecdote about a county college in California pressuring faculty to use sabbatical time for… From e-Literate on August 22, 2004 at 4:49 p.m. [Edu_RSS]

Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream, Introduction - Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream, Introduction - Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - The workshop brought forward many issues facing the online education community. These issues include defining a common language, combining online and traditional education, achieving scale, managing costs and sharing resources, identifying best practic [Online Learning Update]

PlantWeb University

PlantWeb University - PlantWeb University makes it easy to understand and evaluate new ways to improve project, process, and plant performance. And it's free! PlantWeb University Each course takes only a few minutes to complete. An optional quiz lets you review what you've learned and earn Reward Points to exchange for valuable gifts. Listed on Workplace e-learning showcase... [E-Learning Centre]

Online Course Development: What Does It Cost?

Online Course Development: What Does It Cost? - Does it cost less to design and develop online teaching and learning today than it did a few years ago? Are the categories of cost different today from the past and from what the costs might be in the future? The costs of developing online programs are significant, yet there are few resources to help planners. Here, Judith Boettcher proposes a few guidelines for predicting the costs involved in the design and development of online instruction. [eLearnopedia]

Do you *really* need an LMS?

Do you *really* need an LMS? -

George makes a very very worthwhile point in his commentary on the Online Course Development: What does it cost? article. Their first 'rule of thumb' is to use an LMS as "A Learning Management System Reduces Costs for Design, Development, and Delivery—Use an LMS" syllabus, Boettcher, J. V. Rather than fuming and throwing chairs around (as I'm wont to do :o) George comments that:

"LMS' are most useful for an organization to monitor and track learning and for sequencing content. If that is an organization's primary view of learning, then sure, use an LMS. If, on the other hand, learning is primarily viewed as an informal dialogue, collaborative content creation, or a function of communities, then many effective tools exist. Some examples: Groove, Plone, Skype, SNA tools (like Multiply), Convea, aCollab, etc. IF you want to manage learning, use an LMS. IF you want to foster dialogue/community building, use a collaborative tool. Either option, thoughtfully implemented, can result in cost savings." elearnspace

And I couldn't have put it better! Virtually the sole purpose of these courses is to facilitate the effective design of courses on a visual & content based level. When it boils down to it the only way in which they facilitate effective asynchronous communication is by providing weak as discussion boards & equally wanting internal messaging systems and as for ad hoc communication, hahahaha, anyone out there using WebCT Vista where the 'who's online' system works, on version 2.5!!!! (and even if it did would it really work?)

Now, integrate these 'content' building / presentation devices with effective collaborative communication functionality and tools, add a touch of social networking and a pinch of interoperability and flexibility and you're talking. I wonder why the giants/dinosaurs haven't done that, hmmmmmmmmmmm....

[incorporated subversion]

Online Course Development: What Does It Cost?

Online Course Development: What Does It Cost? -

Nice points to ponder when making costing decisions on delivering courses online. Here's the first rule-of-thumb: "the first rule of thumb is to use an LMS. Whether it is a commercial, home-grown, or open source system is not as important as whether it meets most of the collective needs, philosophy, and wants of the faculty delivering degree programs."

[elearningpost]

eCornell Research Blog: UMassOnline Revenue Grows 47%

eCornell Research Blog: UMassOnline Revenue Grows 47% - Via eCornell, here’s a story in TMCnet about massive growth in UMass’ online learning program. What I’m interested in, though, is whether this growth leads to profit. It’s great to bring money into the institution, but it would be even better if some of that money stayed in the institution… From e-Literate on August 11, 2004 at 7:28 p.m. [Edu_RSS]
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