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Michael Allen's e-Learning Annual 2012 by Michael W. Allen

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DON'T GET TRAPPED BY YOUR E-LEARNING TOOLS

Allan Henderson

I have a particular fascination with e-learning tools, so I'm especially grateful to Allan Henderson for contributing this article. Allan says, “When creating e-learning for the workplace, the e-learning tools you have at hand will usually determine a lot about how you design the e-learning itself.” My colleagues and I discuss this very point often, wondering mostly whether tools can actually lead designers to better designs (we hope so). But the danger, as Allan points out, is that the tools you plan to use will limit your thinking; in fact, the workplace business problem that the e-learning is addressing can easily get lost as you work within the capabilities and constraints of a particular ...

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