Providing learning experiences when faculty and learners are separated
by distance. Most distance learning uses a program delivery metaphor.
Faculty, mentors, learners, and resources are distributed across
physical and virtual settings, linked by networked technology.
use of networked ICT to enhance, extend, and enrich learning experiences,
changing access to knowledge and revolutionizing the patterns, cadences,
and depth of interactivity. e-Learning uses an interactivity metaphor.
Promotes the development of conditionalized and contextualized knowledge
and metacognition (the ability to think about ones level of
understanding) through communities of inquiry and/or communities
Learning that combines physical and virtual resources and interactions.
Also called bricks and clicks learning or clicks
and mortar learning.
Learning that accomplishes short-term objectives and/or fills specific
skills gaps (training).
Learning that is designed to align individual objectives with the
enterprises overarching strategies and objectives. It can
be customized to fit each individual, teams, or working groups.
Strategic learning uses knowledge management systems to push
personalized, directed learning to employees on a perpetual basis.
It also develops the infrastructures necessary to support autonomic
Learning directed and designed by the enterprise for individuals,
teams or the entire enterprise, in response to changes in strategy,
culture, new products, or market conditions.
Learning that originates within the enterprise, as determined and
shaped at the grassroots level by communities of practice.
portals are the secure gateway through which learners, faculty,
customers, staff and other stakeholders experience the enterprises
products, services, and knowledge. Portals are key to process reinvention.
Resource Planning systems are the fully integrated software suites
that support the organizations finance, human resources, back-office
business and customer relationship processes.
CMS: Course Management
Systems support online management of course content, registration,
grading, and other supports.
Management Systems support online and blended learning. Learning
Content Management Systems (LCMS) provide substantially more
robust content management capabilities designed to support the creation,
storage, assembly, and delivery of modular, re-usable learning content.
Relationship Management capabilities enable enterprises to personalize
and enhance their relationships with learners, faculty, staff, customers,
and other stakeholders.
The end game is creating indispensable relationships.