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    Vivitsa eLearning, a pioneer in elearning solutions, launched the beta version of its adaptive cue-based learning portal, ElCues.com today. This solution is first of its kind in India and is designed to adjust the learning cycle based on the learning level of the child. Derived from several years of research on learning methods, the solution is designed to teach deeper concepts, not just techniques to solve problems.

    Some of the highlights of ElCues.com are:

    * It is an adaptive cue based learning solution that offers learning through application of concepts and knowledge to school children
    * Leads the students to uncover complex concepts through intelligent cues.
    * Learning cycle adjusts according to the learning level of the students
    * The cue-based learning method, ElCues Learning, is designed to improve learning level of the students, supplement the school education, and improve academic performance of students.
    * Offers a mixture of learning capsules and tests which can be taken any number of times

  • Learn more by visiting their website at:  http://www.Elcues.com
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Boost eLearning, the pioneer in Google search training for large organizations, today announced Boost eLearning Google Search Training, a hosted application that trains information workers how to quickly and easily extract targeted information from the Web using search practices they never knew were possible. Ideal for large corporations, government and non-profit organizations, Boost eLearning’s training instills in workers the expanded range of search skills they need to exploit the wealth of free information on the Web. With Boost eLearning Google Search Training, organizations can turn Internet-powered workers into more productive, savvy consumers of knowledge.

Boost eLearning Launches Google Search Training for Large Organizations – MarketWatch

If you build it, will they come?  Don’t hold your breath in Hong Kong.  When we talk about the “bells and whistles” of Web 2.0 and e-learning 2.0 technologies, it’s easy to forget that content itself is what captures and holds our attention.  (A good spell-checker also wouldn’t hurt):

Thums down for e-learning
(08-25 18:38)
E-learning is not as popular among teenagers as people may have assumed, according to a survey conducted by the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong.
In the survey which polled 785 young people between 12 and 22 in Hong Kong and Taiwan between December 06 and May last year, 8 percent of youngsters in Hong Kong said they disliked e-learning.
The results also showed 55 percent said e-learning was not their preference compared to 44 percent of youngsters in Taiwan sharing their view.
Social worker Yuen Hin-sing explained most e-learning has not been strongly supported by research data that failed to appeal to the young learners. Yuen said there was no data to establish that students can learn more and better from e-learning.

‘Express Computer’–India’s IT business weekly news site has just released their vision relating to the importance of e-learning to facilitate education in India. According to Shailesh H Mehta, CEO & Founder of GurukulOnline Learning Solutions, more than 50% of India’s population is under 25, and since India is not rich in natural resources, it’s best resource is recognized as its people.  Here’s the scoop:

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‘Luminosity,’ a new content development platform being released by the CM Group, is touted as enabling the reduction of cost of e-learning creation while increasing the volume and speed of content output.  Sounds promising.  I’ve always been a big fan of rapid content authoring, and the new Luminosity platform sounds like it may address this need.  Anyway, here’s their press release: Continue Reading »

According to today’s Business Wire release, Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/345016/the_elearning_han) has announced the addition of the “The E-Learning Handbook: Past Promises, Present Challenges” report to their offering.

The e-Learning Handbook provides a critical reflection on the current state of e-learning with contributions from the world’s foremost e-learning experts and best-selling authors from academe and industry, including Margaret Driscoll; Brent Wilson Lee Christopher; William Horton, L. Wayne Precht, Harvey Singh, Jim Everidge, and Jane Bozarth; Pat Brogan; Patrick Parrish; Marc J. Rosenberg and Steve Forman; Pat McGee; Philip C. Abrami, Gretchen Lowerison, Roger Cote, and Marie-Claude Lavoie; Thomas C. Reeves, Jan Herrington, and Ron Oliver; and Patrick Lambe. The book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the technological, design, economic, evaluation, research, economic, and philosophical issues underlying e-learning. Each chapter includes a chart that summarizes the key take-away points, contains questions that are useful for guiding discussions, and offers suggestions of related links, books, papers, reports, and articles. Continue Reading »

In the good ole’ days, buying into e-learning was a simple proposition of comparing and selecting among software products from a small field of e-learning solutions providers, and then implementing the platform on company servers. As the field of providers expanded, so too did their value propositions, which now allowed organizations to choose between software ownership and hosted solutions. Now, of course, we have a Chinese menu of choices including the growing and popular software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. If you aren’t already famliar with this cloudware business model, you might find value in doing so before shopping for your next e-learning solution. Continue Reading »