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‘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: (more…)

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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. (more…)

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