Book Review: Beyond e-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Performance

Marc Rosenberg has written yet another book that takes e-Learning to the next level. When I initially bought the book, the concepts and models were slightly too futuristic for a majority of organisations and my clients. However, it is only recently that the questions are being asked as to what happens with e-learning from now on?

This book is required reading for any learning and development professional. At a time when companies are asking about the value of training and how to translate it into performance, it outlines a model that encapsulates formal and informal learning but links them with important factors such as performance management, change management and the performance environment.

The book will be of value to business leaders, training professionals and consultants as it provides detailed approaches and case studies that take an organisation from where they are now to where they need to be. The focus is less on the actual e-learning courseware and more on performance. At the end of the book, there is also an excellent appendix that covers the nine e-learning warning signs, Collaboration Technologies; Primary Knowledge Management Development Activities; Sample Change Management and Communication Plan and an e-Learning Readiness Assessment Executive Team Alignment and Additional Resources.

This book comes highly recommended and must be in the library or reading list for any learning and development professional.

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About Activate Learning Solutions

Helen Blunden is the founder of Activate Learning Solutions and Third Place. She has over 20 years of experience within learning and development across private, public and not-for-profit organisations. With a specialty in performance consulting and networked learning, Helen believes that workplace learning is integral to business success. She has a passion for enabling people to learn beyond the classroom and believes in the power of networks and communities to drive collaboration and meaning within the organisation. From facilitator-led instruction, online and blended, Helen deploys social and informal learning such as enterprise social networking, collaboration tools and emerging technologies that have been proven successful and embedded workplace change.
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