Letter from Elliott
This book is a simple and very different project:
First, I sent a note to my colleagues in the learning and training field asking them for a quick tip
on deploying e-Learning in organizations. The thought was that we would get a few dozen and
would post a list of Tips on our website for everyone to use. Then:
• The tips started to come in and we evolved the target to a small file that we would call 101 Tips.
• The tips kept coming in and it evolved to 201 Tips, 301 Tips and then 401 Tips.
• The flow of tips didn’t stop and the scope of the project expanded.
• Why not compile these and turn it into a Free Digital Pamphlet, with perhaps 501 Tips for e-Learning.
• As we started the editing process, the project expanded again. Let’s produce this as a full Free Digital
Book that we would distribute to the 60,000 colleagues on our TRENDS list.
• To offset the staff expenses, maintain the quality and disseminate it to an even wider audience for free,
we decided to add a few e-Learning providers as sponsors, including a digital ad in the book.
• The final product is a 147 page Free Digital Book, formatted into a PDF file that can be read, searched,
printed and redistributed without charge.
• And, it will be part of an on-going series of Free Digital Books that The MASIE Center will produce.
Here are a few pieces of CONTEXT for the CONTENT in 701 Tips for e-Learning:
• One person’s major AHA tip may seem quite elementary to another person. We have included the widest range of
advice and perspectives to address both new and very experienced e-Learning implementations.
• The e-Learning Tips were reproduced as submitted by the sender with a minimum of editing. Our goal
was NOT to impose a singular style but to share the original thoughts of your colleagues from around
the world. (For example, there are many ways in which the phrase “e-Learning” is spelled.)
• We were not able to include EVERY tip submitted, as we received thousands. If yours