Globalization and competitiveness

  • The Engine of the Knowledge Economy

    Ruttenbur, B.W., Spickler, G.C. and Lurie, S.: eLearning. The Engine of the Knowledge Economy. New York, 2000.
    This report gives information on the following topics: a) Investment thesis: Points out why elearning will be vital to knowledge intense enterprises b) A topology of the eLearning industry (including business models for eLearning) c) The learning market (academic, corporate, consumer markets) d) Learning technologies (evolution of learning technologies and standards, future developments)

  • The Knowledge Economy and Corporate eLearning: Current & Upcoming Developments in the U.S. Market

    The Silicon Valley World Internet Center: The Knowledge Economy and Corporate eLearning: Current & Upcoming Developments in the U.S. Market. 2001.
    On January 10 and 11, 2001, a Think Tank Session was produced at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center to examine eLearning markets, methodologies, delivery, standards and technologies. Several guiding questions for the Session asked the forty invited participants to look at how companies can leverage current eLearning efforts into the extended enterprise, how a company’s value chain can take advantage of formal and informal learning content via the Internet, how Net-based infrastructures are best leveraged for learning and sharing knowledge with employees, customers and suppliers, and what the key developments and opportunities are in eLearning.

  • A Vision of E-Learning for America’s Workforce. Report of the Commission on Technology and Adult Learning

    ASTD/NGA: A Vision of E-Learning for America’s Workforce. Report of the Commission on Technology and Adult Learning. 2001.
    In 2000, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the National Governors Association (NGA) convened the Commission on Technology and Adult Learning. Its mission: to define and encourage a technology-enabled learning environment that will result in an engaged citizenry and a skilled workforce for the digital economy. With the broad participation of leaders from business, government and education, the Commission set out to establish a vision for America’s e-learning future while outlining the actions needed to make this vision come to life. The Commission’s recommendations for action, which are included in this report, are directed to the nation’s governors and corporate CEOs, two groups the Commission believes will play an essential role in tapping e-learning’s potential as a cornerstone of individual, organizational and community success.

  • The CANDLE project - Collaborative and Network Distributed ...

    A European IST project that provides a web-based environment for tele-education.

  • ALA | Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher ...

    Describes how to a new information literacy program or assessing an existing program.

  • UNESCO - Welcome to the e-learning portal

  • INTERCULTURAL INSIGHTS: List of Guidelines

    Result of unique on-line brainstorming session in year 2000 of short advice points for handling intercultural issues.

  • SocioSite: EDUCATION

    List of links and sociological resources on distance education. Editor: Albert Benschop (University of Amsterdam).

  • Anagement

    Overcoming cultural barriers and aligning KM strategy with innovation and corporate objectives.

  • eLearning Framework

    Online Journal, Newspaper Articles and Reports on the e-Learning Framework

  • Quality Dilemma in Online Education

    The Quality Dilemma in Online Education, is authored by Nancy K. Parker. It is a thorough article that starts to claim that the watchword for students, institutions, and public agencies should be: buyers beware. It points to a long-standing conflict in values between business modeling and public services, and discusses the regulatory frameworks for quality assurance in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. The appendix includes several useful quality guidelines, consumer guides, benchmarks and best practices.