by Nic Laycock
International learning delivery is a complex and rapidly changing undertaking driven by advances in technology and by global competition. There are few identified best practices, but the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is trying to find them through the think tank it has launched. Read about it here!
by Ronald Yu
As use of the Internet and the Web for learning expands, there will be more opportunities for cultural differences to affect how, and whether, learning takes place at all. This article looks at the barriers to use of eLearning and what we can do about them.
by Bill Brandon
The eLearning Guild and LINGOs, co-sponsors of the second annual eLearning Global Giveback competition, have announced the ten finalists in two competition categories: Individual or Team of Developers, and Corporate Developer.
by Adam Eling
Localization of your courses to permit their use internationally may be an excellent way to save time and money, but you must plan and design content carefully. Here are eight tips that will ensure your courseware is as effective overseas as it is at home!
by Jane Bozarth
This new addition to ASTD’s Infoline series is intended for American instructional designers who create instruction for delivery in another part of the world.
by Mary Haskett
Ideal Innovations, Inc. won a software infrastructure project in Iraq, with e-Learning support for end-user training. Working with subject-matter experts who were time-shifted by nine hours, and across language and culture barriers, made for an interesting project. This article tells how the developers dealt with the challenges.
Any e-Learning organization should spend time and effort to identify ways to improve the service it provides to its customers. However, this is often easier said than done, especially when the organization outsources design and development. In this article, you will find a blueprint for the process that an internal Microsoft group used to deal with these issues.
After almost ten years of discussion, modular e-Learning based on learning objects is coming into wider acceptance and use. The authors offer insights into why and how companies are using learning objects to deliver instruction, performance support, and reference information to employees across languages, cultures, and continents.
by Garry Forger
Language teaching is an extraordinarily complex process, requiring support from fluent speakers, frequent practice sessions, and development of competence in both written and spoken forms. In this article, you’ll find an excellent example of our newer, broader understanding of “blended” learning.
As European markets change in response to new technologies and new political realities, traditional institutions that offer instruction in foreign languages find themselves hard-pressed to profitably extend their scope to include the virtual classroom. A private institute in Athens has applied operations management techniques and value analysis to solve this conundrum.