When you've got a term that encompasses Articulate authored text 'n next packages to online synchronous webinars to emmersive multi-player simulation environments to videoed lectures on YouTube to Ning social networks, it strikes me that you are working with a term that has lost any specificity and thus any real meaning.
I have been thinking about this as I have been trying to get back round to blogging a little more often after getting distracted by Twitter (@danroddy if you fancy it) but I'm struggling as a) I'm fairly busy and b) not sure what to write about at the moment as I am all over the shop. Tasks include:
- developing and managing a new Moodle VLE for attendees of our ILT courses (codey stuff, admin and process mapping)
- supporting and improving the learning experience of students on our foundation degree (nominally for elearning, but right now fundamental stuff like spelling, format and comprensibility)
- creating a series of short learning objects for guided learning hours for our NVQ candidates (actual elearning in the sense I am accustomed to)
- introducing and championing online working enviroments, Sharepoint and Basecamp
- creating quick video how-tos for any of the above
- recording and editing podcasts
- creating videos for use in on-site training courses where access to units is limited
- creating feedback systems (for trainers, not happy sheets for students) for the ILT events
- bit of ppt coaching
And all this comes about as a result of my 'elearning' experience.
So there you have it - no real point to this post except to try and catalogue the diversity I face really more for my benefit than anything else. Sorry.