Explaining concepts in clear instructional language is often a challenge. During one of the Lifelong E-learning sessions last week at the Campus we experimented with the “In Plain English” technique. This technique tries to fight complexity with simple tools and plain language.  For example: you want to know more about

A lot of colleagues expressed their interest in blogging lately but had some concerns on the ‘time’-issue. I do agree that time is always a challenge and will integrate in the future blogposts some ideas that take time into account. The first idea is audio-blogging. Writing an article is time-consuming

We (enterprise development) have developed a distance learning course on Value Chains and are now running it with support from DELTA. We had more demand than we could respond to in this first version and do now have a waiting list for the 2009 edition. While I think it is an interesting product, I

A lot of colleagues have heard about RSS but so far did not use it on a daily base in function of their professional activities. RSS (Really simple syndication) can be explained in a really simple way. Therefore we invited you to watch RSS in Plain English. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU&rel=1]

Screencasts have become a regular application in distance learning programs. They capture your screen, add audio narration and usefull comments and they fit for creating interesting demonstrations or hands-on tutorials. It is becoming a popular technique for spreading high-quality knowledge at a low cost. Beth Canter gives us four reasons

Online Educa, the International Conference on Technology Supported Learning & Training, is an international meeting point between e-learning experts to discuss the latest developments in the field: 2126 experts from 95 countries. ITC-ILO Delta chaired a session on the innovational use of podcasting in learning and training practices. UN Staff

Making things visual is a very important asset in learning and training activities. More and more organizations are adding audiovisual elements into their learning, training and communication strategies. Some examples: The World Bank recently launched his YouTube-application in order to broadcast short multimedia documentaries related to its activities on fighting