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… for taking the time to learn more about Androcom.

We would welcome an opportunity to put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

Here's How To Contact Us:

Attn:

Ken Desson M.A., M.Ed., PMP
President, Androcom CLS
263 Second Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2H8
Tel:   (613) 238-3639
Cell:  (613) 301-8450
Fax:  (613) 234-4762
Skype:  ken-desson
Email: kdesson@androcom.com

 

 

Neat Stuff

Resources

Top Tools for Learning

One of the great services provided in recent years by The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies is the maintenance of a Directory of more than 2,000 tools for learning and working in distance education. Recommended by eLearning professionals around the world, they include tools you've heard of - and many you haven't - for accessing, creating, sharing, bookmarking, storing, and hosting learning resources.

Free E-Learning Resources

The eLearning Industry Network website is an active, prolific source of useful information and discussion on a wide range of eLearning topics.  On of the most useful features of the site is that users contribute their favourite FREE eLearning resources. Even the resources that apply mainly to K-12 educations can be of value to corporate trainers.

Glossary of eLearning Terms

Like every other field of endeavour, eLearning has its share of acronyms and jargon terminology.  Among the many eLearning glossaries in cyberspace, a good place to start is the Wiktionary Open Content Dictionary eLearning glossary.  It, in turn, provides a connection to the Limbic Learning eLearning glossary, which is notable because it organizes eLearning terminology under several broad topic headings (Blended Learning, eLearning, Instructional Design, etc.), which makes it much easier to browse than a traditional ABC list.

 

Organizations

Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD)

The Canadian Society for Training and Development is Canada’s professional association for individuals engaged in workplace-based training and performance support.  Focusing mainly on professional development and heavily on classroom-based training delivery, CSTD offers two certification programsCertified Training Practitioner (CTP) and Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) – as well as conferences, workshops, symposiums, Webinars and other learning events.  You have to be a member to access most of the good stuff, but the individual and corporate fees are reasonable for the benefits gained. The CSTD also offers a joint membership with the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), which reduces the cost for belonging to both organizations.

 

Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance (CeLEA)

CeLEA is a great resource for anyone interested in staying current with the commercial elearning sector across Canada.  There are fees for various levels of membership in the organization, each with a specific set of benefits, but some resources such as an industry news digest are available free of charge.  CeLEA does a great job of posting notices about events in Canada and around the world that may be of interest to eLearning providers and clients, and maintains an extensive contractor directory.  Definitely worth checking out.

 

The eLearning Guild

The eLearning Guild is a membership organization in which eLearning Professionals from around the world (but, in particular, from the U.S. and Canada) share their experience and knowledge.  A wealth of resources – research reports, online forums, learning materials, an events calendar, a job board, the Learning Solutions eMagazine, and much more – are available from the Guild’s well-organized website.  Some of the most useful resources are free and others are available for a reasonable yearly membership fee.  If you could choose only one eLearning resource, this would be a good choice.

 

Canadian Council on Learning

The Canadian Council on Learning is Canada’s leading resource on lifelong learning.  An independent, non-profit organization funded by the federal government, the CCL conducts research, monitors and reports on progress in learning, and shares knowledge about effective learning practices in the classroom, community and workplace and in different forms such as structured learning, self-directed learning and learning by doing.

 

Instructional Design and E-learning Professionals’ Group

You have to be a member of LinkedIn to make use of this (free) forum, but it’s worth the effort of joining.  The Instructional Design and E-learning Professionals’ Group is a valuable resource both for E-learning professionals and for observers interested in staying current with issues, practices and innovations in the E-learning world.