"E-learning is just not the right word anymore" says says Jane Knight, founder of the e-learning centre in an interview with Kineo.Two leading e-learning analysts Jane Knight, E-learning Centre, and Stephen Walsh, partner at Kineo, discuss how far the e-learning world is changing. Their wide ranging discussion looks at the impact on the e-learning world of open source software, wikis, blogs and tools such as Skype.
/24-7PressRelease/ - SUSSEX, UK, December 30, 2005 - In a recent interview with Stephen Walsh from Kineo, the learning consultancy, she lamented that people still don't see beyond the idea of e-learning as a formal course. "E-learning is so much more than that, it's about collaboration, communication between learners and the sharing of knowledge and experiences...people think of e-learning as formal courses and all this other stuff as something else. E-learning is just not the right word anymore...it's got more to do with e-working and performance support".
Knight and Walsh went on to talk about that 'other stuff', particularly the huge growth in free tools for e-learning development. "For small companies with tiny budgets, these tools are a godsend...the great thing about them is that e-learning is now within everyone's budget", she commented, drawing attention to Skype, Moodle, and Wink as prime examples, all of which are described in detail in Kineo's free report, "50 ideas for free e-learning", available from www.kineo.co.uk. (leer más...)