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Meeting in San Francisco, Friday November 22, 2002
Breakaway with Charles
+ Exciting Mystery Speaker
+ Debrief on TechLearn and eLearning Guild
The Banker's Club
Coffee at 8:30 am. Lunch with be served.
Meeting in San Francisco, Friday, December 6, 2002
Content from past meetings
eLearning Forum members Heather Cole and Jane Knight have just released the inaugural edition of the European eLearning Directory 2003. Members looked through an advance copy at our September session in Menlo Park.
The Directory lists the primary clients, size, services, and differentiation of more than 300 vendors in Europe.
eLearning Forum members may purchase the Directory for $195, a discount of about 20%. Go to http://www.elearning-directory.com/. Enter the code DIR20 to receive the discount.
|IT Professional Development Day
San Jose State will hold its annual IT Professional Development Day on
Wednesday- October 30th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the
Instructional Technology Department, the event will take place at the SJSU
Faculty Club at 8th and San Salvador Sts. - across
During the afternoon local business and industry groups will
Light seasonal refreshments (it is Halloween time) will be provided by
Please call Professor Patty Viajar - 924-3618 or email
We screwed up the webcast of last month's session, essentially keeping our remote members in the dark. This was human error. Ours. We're taking a deep breath and figuring out how to fix our lousy distance performance.
In the meantime, we are preparing a replay of the September meeting, with audio, for delivery from the website.
Meeting in Menlo Park, Friday, September 27, 2002
eLearning for End-User Customers
People around the world need to know how to assess their telephone needs, what models are best for them, and how to operate the phone they buy. They need to know how to add services. When looking for a replacement phone, they need to know what's available that they don't already have and what's the natural upgrade product to choose.
How many people? 200,000,000.
Join us on Friday morning to hear Stefaan van Hooydonk, Nokia's director of eLearning, and Andreas Forsberg, senior eLearning specialist, outline Nokia's plans for tackling this mammoth challenge.
Taking its lead from Nokia's presentation, a panel will address best practices for customer eLearning and for massive global projects. Panelists include:
Meeting in Menlo Park, August 19, 2002
eLearning + Enterprise Systems
If you are on a slow connection, give the application a little while to download. This requires Java. Cut on your speakers! Please tell us if you think we should record all eLearning Forum presentations this way.
If you want to do this, drop me a note and I'll email you information.
Click to listen in on the panel discussion where SAP and PeopleSoft discuss their integration of eLearning and ERP with members of eLearning Forum.
Symposium in Menlo Park, September 5-6,
Hosted by the Learnativity Alliance, SCRI-Business Intelligence, the eLearning Guild, and the eLearning Forum. Presentations and outcomes are here.
eLearning Forum's Board of Directors has issued a refinement of our mission, values, and services for members' review and comment. This narrated version is a test of a neat new tool that compresses PowerPoint files into lightweight, plug-in free, web-deliverable content. Easy to use? I downloaded the program less than an hour ago. jay
Have you changed your email address?
When you change email addresses, it's up to you to update our records. Go to our membership page and sign up as a new member. If your old email address bounces, we'll delete it automatically. If your old address gives a message, e.g. "Dave is no longer with Docent," please delete the obsolete address.
When you add your name to the list, don't sign up for the SPAM that pays for the free mail list service. Don't push the "SUBMIT" button. You're officially on the list when you reply to the email the service sends to insure that you are who you say you are.
A sad economic indicator: 55 of our members' email addresses have become obsolete in the past couple of months.
The eLearning Supplier Summit, of which eLearning Forum was a sponsor, was a success. Information on several of the sessions appears on Jay's blog.
An Evolving White Paper
Best Practices for Dynamic Webcast Meetings
September '02. We blew it. Big time. Primarily our fault, not Centra's. Murphy's Law prevailed. SRI changed their IP numbers on us. The local Sheraton has only low-speed connections, so we didn't get Nokia's presentation in time. Jay had lost the dongle to hook his PC to the projector; the fellow he'd chosen as backup changed his email address with no notice over the weekend, so the presentation disappeared into the ether.
eLearning Jobs & Services
Times are tough. Lots of amazingly talented people are looking for work, either a permanent job or a consulting gig. Six months later: no improvement yet.
If you lack staff to carry out eLearning projects, post your needs in eLearning Work Offered.
If you're looking for an eLearning job or project, feel free to post in eLearning Work Wanted. Be discrete; anyone can read this.
Task forces (and their organizers) are:
Want to start a task force of your own? Email Eilif.
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