E-Learning briefs (July 16, 2001)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/18/2001

CERTIFICATION FOR E-LEARNING COURSES

Alexandria, Va. — In response to the proliferation of Internet-based learning programs, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is introducing standards for certifying Web-based training courses for adult learners. Under the E-Learning Courseware Certification program, courses would be evaluated on usability and instructional design, the two areas where users and developers say there are the greatest differences in Web-based courses. ASTD estimates there are more than 650,000 e-learning courses on the American market and that is expected to double in size over the next two years. The goal of the certification is to help users select quality products and help suppliers in producing these products.

CALL TO ACTION FOR POST-SECONDARY ONLINE LEARNING