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  1. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning • Can e-Learning be purchased “ad-hoc” like classroom training? • Ken Wood • Managing Director, Course-Source Ltd • kwood@course-source.net

  2. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning Planned vs ad-hoc training • Planned training programmes: • new product / service launch • regulatory compliance • software upgrade / rollout Ad-hoc training needs: • new staff needs to learn additional skills • change of job role • departments merging • compliance for specific job roles • performance review indicates training in specific subjects required.

  3. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning Using e-Learning for ad-hoc training needs Some ideas purchase license to large library of content from hosted portal or to run in the company LMS (Learning Management System). go to “retail” portal (like http://www.learndirect-business.com) and purchase single courses as required. Reports available to individual. Subscribe to multiple e-learning portals to get what you need. Multiple logins and reports to consolidate. Neither 2) nor 3) will work within your company LMS / VLE

  4. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning Content CALM: Content Access Licence Model • Quality e-learning courses covering a range of topics: • Health & Safety • Sales & Marketing • Leadership Training • Management Skills • Equality and Diversity • IT Skills • Project Management • From “best-of-breed” e-learning publishers such as: • Videoarts • Learning 4 Business • Embrace Learning • SkillBoosters • ILX • Knowhow2

  5. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning CALM: Content Access Licence Model Content Our content servers hold e-learning courses from wide range of publishers Plus many more being added ..... And once in the content repository, they are available for you to access …. Content Repository

  6. Course-Source Ltd Content Repository In House “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning Access CALM: Content Access Licence Model • Access e-learning stored in our central repositoryusing: • Our hosted e-learning portal • Your own in-house LMS • Moodle • Or any SCORM compatible LMS / VLE Scorm 1.2

  7. C.A.L.M. Server Technology In House Unit “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning Licence CALM: Content Access Licence Model Licensing Controller • CALM supports multiple license models: • Traditional Site License • Individual License (rolling) • Unit Based Licensing (per enrolment) Content Repository Scorm 1.2

  8. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning CALM: Content Access Licence Model • CALM supports multiple license models: • Traditional Site License • Sub-set of courses chosen from library because more courses means more cost • Typically priced on number of users that could have access, i.e. large organisation = large license fee, because vendor has no way of measuring access • CALM can lower costs by controlling precise numbers of users per course!

  9. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning CALM: Content Access Licence Model • CALM supports multiple license models: • Traditional Site License • Individual License (rolling) • usedfor batches of related courses (like ECDL) • CALM enables precise number of licenses to be purchased - not dependent on size of organisation • each user get access to the whole batch of courses for a specified time period (usually one year) from when they start. • users starting near the end of the year, still get a whole year to complete their courses – organisation does not need to "renew” like a site license.

  10. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning CALM: Content Access Licence Model • CALM supports multiple license models: • Traditional Site License • Individual License (rolling) • Unit Based Licensing (per enrolment) • X “units” purchased, whereby one user accessing one course for limited time (usually 3 months) costs one unit. • does not matter how many users nor how many courses available – no need to select only the ones that justify a site license fee. • Organisations only purchase what they need, when they need it. • Cost per user per course is known.

  11. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning Content Access LicenceModel CALM: Content Access Licence Model • CALM supports multiple license models: • Traditional Site License • Individual License (rolling) • Unit Based Licensing (per enrolment) • Can have different models for different courses • e-Learning for 20 people can be purchased for about the same cost as sending just 1 person on classroom course. • can be operational expense – does not have to be purchased like a software license.

  12. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning Case Study • Dentsply (http://www.dentsply.co.uk) • global staff 15,000 only 700 in the UK for pilot • using Cobent LMS in UK and USA • wanted to control costs of e-learning • “site” license not cost-effective • starting with 150 units of Video Arts and 75 units of Skillboosters

  13. Course-Source Ltd “Ad-Hoc” e-Learning • Does e-Learning need to be purchased like software, i.e. a traditional site license? • NO! • Can e-Learning be purchased “ad-hoc” like classroom training? • YES! • kwood@course-source.net