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  • #28976

    Mike Carnell
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    Does anyone have experience as a customer of an elearning process? I am particularly interested in BB elearning effectivity but I will take input on any type of training.

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    #73068

    RR Kunes
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    I find e learning the lowest on the toum pole. If you cannot obtain education in any face to face manner due to location or cost it is okay.
    The biggest negative with e-learning is the lack of interaction between other students and the instructor. A huge portion of the six sigma learning is based on the experiences ofthe instructor and the observations of other classmates.
    Avoid it if you can.
     

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    #73091

    PA Wittekind
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    Due to the nature of Six Sigma projects with each one being different, I do not believe you should ever take the BB expert out of the learning process.  However, elearning can be effectively incorporated into a Six Sigma curriculum using a blended approach.  You can use elearning modules to teach the basic concepts of Six Sigma and save the BB and MBB time and expertise for helping project teams apply the concepts specifically to their own project.
    I have recently completed a project developing  8 e-learning Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing modules that are being used at suppliers who do not have the time or dollars available to send their staff to lengthy off-site training sessions and flexibility is key to gaining their participation.
    Feedback from project team members using the e-learning modules to has been very positive.  Team members appreciated the flexibility and time savings that resulted from incorporating an elearning approach. 
    Using the e-learning modules, we cut the classrooom time for teaching basic Six Sigma concepts in half.  Saving team member classroom seat time, facilitator classroom time and travel expenses while still achieving positive results.  In fact, the suppliers using the elearning modules continued beyond one project and have used them throughout their company to spread the knowledge and complete additional projects.  The beginnings of a culture shift!
    As an instructional designer of both elearning and classroom Six Sigma courses, I have seen the benefits possible using a blended approach.  If designed and implemented properly, e-learning can help reduce Six Sigma deployment costs.
     

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    #73096

    Karen Riding
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    E-Learning is a very effective way to teach Six Sigma tools and processes.  We have implemented a blended curriculum for Six Sigma and it has been judged to a be a great success in a large Fortune 50 organization.  The e-learning piece is a 13-14 hour interactive CD followed by a 3 day workshop to practice the tools.
    The biggest advantage of e-learning is the consistency of the approach and it reduces most of the variability in the instruction of Six Sigma in my company.  It has been a big success in my company.

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    #73097

    JM
    Participant

    RR Kunes,
    My response to your message about eLearning is this.
    eLearning, when properly applied, can greatly reduce training dollars, travel expenses and time away from projects. Some companies, such as our eLearning provider, offer Live, Interactive training over the web. I do agree that archived training or “on-demand” training is not as effective as classroom training.
    My company is very happy with our eLearning provider and apply approximately 30% of training dollars to eLearning. It is all in the learning platform used.
    JM

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    #73104

    Guest
    Participant

    Brian,Definitely call before you buy on whoever you choose as I found some programs that didn’t add up to all of their own hype. Good luck.

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    #73123

    Ilona
    Participant

    It sells really well for our company.

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    #73125

    Cannizzo
    Participant

    Ilona,
    Do you have any information on the effectiveness of the training program that you teach? For instance, do you survey the customers taking the class to determine

    Will you use the training in your job?
    Will the training help you be more effective in your job?
    Etc.
    Then do you survey the customer at a later date to determine what should be improved in the training? How the customer feels s/he could be more effective with improved training?
    Or is the online training as good as the in-person training? What company do you work for?
    -Carol

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    #73141

    Daniel Choong
    Participant

    Can I have your email address?

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    #73142

    Dhananjay Chitale
    Participant

    Hi Mike
    I have completed executive overview on APQP from Eastern Michigan University thru’ ASQ.
    The factbook reads like this.
    1) Cost effective 2) Contents can be read at convenience 3)Interraction can be had thru’ message boards 3) All e- resources are at disposal while learning.
    Main requirements to be successful
    1) Motivation 2) Self study 3) Constant Interraction with teachers and co-students
    Some suggestions fr improvement 1) Chat sessions/ Net meetings  at predetermined times for interractions 2) Pace should keep pressure on students to perform as in conventional teaching 3) On line quizes to ensure course assimilation
    Dhananjay
     
     
     

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    #73151

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    I’m surprized you answered.

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    #73152

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Ilona, I believe, is one of the owners of BMG.

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    #73153

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    I appreciate everyones feedback.

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