Michael Allen's 2008 E-Learning Annual

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Michael W. Allen
Wiley, Feb 13, 2008 - Business & Economics - 275 pages
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Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual

The field of e-learning has experienced dramatic, and at times chaotic, growth. Over time, as technology has improved and the advantages have become clear,?e-learning has gained widespread acceptance. It is now the fastest growing sector of corporate learning. Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual presents a wide range of perspectives from some of the earliest and most renowned leaders in field. This important resource will help both educators and trainers create, purchase, and apply quality e-learning programs more effectively. It provides a wealth of applicable history and guidance for all persons contemplating e-learning, from the student to the organizational leader. It frankly and objectively presents lessons learned and the critical steps to success. Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual is part of the Pfeiffer Annual series, first published in 1972.

Praise for Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual

"Only Michael Allen could bring together a list of contributors that is a who's who of the e-learning field. This book provides an historical perspective looking at where and how e-learning was created, along with the insights of these major figures on where they believe it is headed. This is a must read for anyone involved in the confluence of technology and learning."
—Peter J. Rizza, Jr., president and CEO, Princeton Center for Education Services, Inc.

"This text is a gold mine of wisdom, lessons learned, and thoughts for the future. Students of e-learning design, as well as seasoned professionals, cannot help but find this collection both fascinating and inspirational."
—Nan Thornton, faculty chair, Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University

"Not only a superb collection of expert opinions, perspectives, and insights, but an essential one for learning and development professionals, line managers, academics, and students who want to understand and capitalize on the major forces guiding e-learning into the future."
—Karl M. Kapp, professor of instructional technology, Bloomsburg University and author, Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning

"It is not often you can find as much wisdom in so few pages. The insights here, from the true founders of e-learning technology, are indispensable to everyone in the field for avoiding pitfalls discovered in the past and building on solid experience."
—Lance Dublin, founder and chief solution architect, Dublin Consulting

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Michael W. Allen pioneered multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes, bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He is the chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions Inc., which builds universallyacclaimed custom e-learning, provides strategic learning consulting, and trains e-learning professionals in collaboration with ASTD. With a Ph.D. in educational psychology from The Ohio State University, he is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a popular conference speaker, and a prolific writer.

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