ElNet is the national network for individual professionals working in the e-learning industry in Australia.
For ElNet, e-learning embraces self-paced learning, online distance learning, virtual worlds or games, facilitated live delivery and web-based knowledge sharing, as well as various forms of blended and informal learning. This can involve any learning technologies or systems, including mobile and wireless tools.
Our primary focus is the impact of web-based technologies in workplaces to improve individual and organisational learning and performance.
Our members come from content and technology vendors, learning service providers, tertiary providers of education or training, as well as learning and development professionals implementing e-learning in large and small businesses, in government and in a range of other organisations.
Challenges for 2012
ElNet's priorities for 2012 include:
- developing a new business model for ElNet to consolidate the Associaton and provide opportunities for invovlement for e-learning professionals on an ex-officio basis
- delivering Workplace Learning Congresses to explore trends and issues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
- consolidating Connect, the ElNet webinar series with national and overseas leaders in e-learning
- build ElNet presence through social networking engagement, especially the ElNet LinkedIn group and Twitter
- developing a joint strategy with partner associations to document, analyse and address the specific skills gap in instructional design skills for the Australian e-learning industry
- implementing collaborative strategies and initiatives with other e-learning associations in Australia and overseas
- analysing current training opportunities for professionals in the e-learning industry, identifying gaps and advocating for improved provision.
- developing a pilot Mentor programme to support emerging e-learning professionals
Growing the Network: your opportunity for a national role
Any current member of ElNet can nominate for the 2013 Executive Committee, and nominations will open in early November 2012.
We especially welcome nominations from learning & development professionals in business settings, and from members who can contribute their experience in:
- market research, marketing and promotion
- electronic publishing and editing
- building online communities and social networks
- developing member services (surveying, research, communication strategies)
- designing and planning events
- business and financial planning.
All positions are voluntary, with the Executive Committee's plans and initiatives supported by ElNet's Project Officer. Your commitment is to:
- attend the one-hour monthly online Executive Committee meeting, as a priority
- participate in one of ElNet's 3 working groups - Strategic Planning, Events and Marketing
- maintain your financial membership of ElNet
- contribute your knowledge and experience to ElNet's membership forums, Twitter and LinkedIn groups
- attend the ElNet AGM
- attend the annual strategic planning meeting held in Melbourne in October each year (face to face or online attendance)
- promote membership and support ElNet through your personal and professional networks.
It's a great chance to enjoy the satisfactions of a national role and profile in e-learning while contributing your skills to grow our network. Your profile and bio is featured on the ElNet website.
How to nominate
If you are not a current member, join here.
To discuss ElNet or your nomination, contact Michael Gwyther (ElNet President) or call him on 0409 317625.