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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

eBay - eLearning 2.0 and Formal Learning

I presented at an eLearningGuild online symposium a couple weeks ago. The topic of the symposium was eLearning 2.0 (or is it Learning 2.0). This presentation is where the
Examples of eLearning 2.0 - which showed clearly these things are being applied to formal and informal learning opportunities.

One of the other presentations of the day was This Isn’t your Mama’s Training:
Implementing Learning 2.0 at eBay by Eric Hunter & Rich Reitter of eBay. A lot of what they presented, I wouldn't consider new, but I thought that they had really done a good job pulling things together to make sense of them. For example, they used the following Learning Map to describe a learning experience:

I'm sure you've seen these sorts of learning maps before. They have various check points that require completion to achieve certification. These certifications require the activities to have been performed and tests to be passed.

However, along the way you are participating in lots of online activities that are kept in wiki pages, blog posts, podcasts, web pages, discussion boards, etc. Interesting use of various Training Methods. They don't really discuss these as eLearning 2.0, but rather as a natural part of the Learning Plan. However, because of these tools they are more likely to get SMEs to update content and quickly update it for multiple groups of learners.

A smart example of using eLearning 2.0 alongside formal learning.

1 comment:

mike1144 said...

i think this post is too good
the pictorial representation is so nice
good job dude very informative thanks for sharing it:)