E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. First International Conference, eLEOT 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA, September 18-20, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

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Introducing Online Learning in a Small Organization: The Case of the Diplomatic Institute of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13293-8_4,
        author={Stefano Baldi},
        title={Introducing Online Learning in a Small Organization: The Case of the Diplomatic Institute of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. First International Conference, eLEOT 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA, September 18-20, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={Ministry of foreign affairs Diplomacy Training Online learning},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13293-8_4}
    }
    
  • Stefano Baldi
    Year: 2014
    Introducing Online Learning in a Small Organization: The Case of the Diplomatic Institute of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13293-8_4
Stefano Baldi1,*
  • 1: DGRI – Istituto Diplomatico
*Contact email: stefano.baldi@esteri.it

Abstract

The Diplomatic Institute (ISDI) - the structure of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dedicated to internal training of the personnel – has started several experiments in the field of online learning. Tools such as Blogs, online learning modules, webinars and Netvibes have been developed and have contributed to enrich the training offer of the Institute. This paper illustrates the challenges that this small structure has faced and the results that have been accomplished so far. It also shares seven lessons learned from this experience.