Designing E-learning

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American Society for Training and Development, 2002 - Business & Economics - 181 pages
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Instead of designing e-learning programs from scratch, use this book to learn how to adapt your instructional design expertise to the demands of this new environment. Get step-by-step guidelines, discover solutions to key challenges, and learn how to balance the educational needs of your learners with the practical constraints of e-learning. Plus, a valuable ""big picture"" view of e-learning helps you design programs that fit your organization's goals.
 

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Contents

Issues to Consider When Designing Screens
108
Develop the Prototype
117
Finishing the Plans
119
Publishing Guidelines How To Ensure Quality
123
Set Technical Standards for Authoring
124
Set the Minimum Configuration for Viewing
126
Develop Templates
127
Establish Production Specifications
128

Acheiving Efficiencies in the ISD Process
27
Your Turn
28
Section 2 The Definition Phase
33
Clarify the Request
34
Identify the Business Need
35
Conduct a Task Analysis
36
Describe the Learners
38
Describe the Learning Environment
40
Identify Project Constraints
41
Keep an Open Mind
43
Setting Objectives and Preparing Evaluations
47
How to Prepare Evaluations
49
Section 3 The Design Phase
59
Managing Learners Expectations
61
Taking a Campaign Approach to Learning
62
Your Turn
81
Designing the Content Part 1 Developing a HighLevel Concept
83
Applying the Seven Bytes of Adult Learning Theory to ELearning
84
Prepare the HighLevel Design
87
Designing the Content Part 2 Getting Down to Details
101
Four Approaches to Presenting Content
102
Using Guidelines
130
Section 4 The Development Phase
133
The Unique Characteristics of Communicating Online
134
Four Tips for Communicating Visually
135
Tips for Communicating Interactively
138
Seven Tips for Writing for the Screen
142
Making Changes to the Plans
146
Your Turn
147
Getting Technical and Editorial Reviews and Running Tests
149
Editorial Reviews
154
Technical Tests
156
Section 5 The Production and Maintenance Phase
161
Combine the Elements Into a Single
167
Distribute the Online Learning Program
169
Launching Supporting and Maintaining the Learning Program
171
Supporting and Maintaining an Online Learning Program
174
Closing an Online Learning Project
176
Your Turn
177
References
181
About the Author
183
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Training Design Basics
Saul Carliner
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About the author (2002)

Saul Carliner is an associate professor of educational technology and Provost's Fellow for digital learning at Concordia University in Montreal. Among his more than 200 publications are the international award-winning books, Designing E-Learning (ASTD 2006), Informal Learning Basics (ASTD 2012), and The e-Learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning (Pfeiffer 2008) with Patti Shank. He has received the 2014 Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research and the 2014 Jay Gould Award for Teaching from the Society for Technical Communication, and the 2014 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching from his university. He is a fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication, a past research fellow of ATD, and a past board member of the Canadian Society for Training and Development. A long-time community leader, Carliner has chaired a museum membership auxiliary, civic transit board, several allocations committees for community foundations, and served on boards of several arts, professional, and community organizations.

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