How to Plan and Manage an E-learning Programme

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2003 - Business & Economics - 185 pages
Annotation E-learning, as with many other aspects of the digital revolution, was hailed as the panacea for training and development. In the intervening years and following a number of, sometimes painful, lessons for learning providers, client organizations and the learners themselves, we now have a more realistic view of the opportunities provided by this medium and of the skills and processes needed to make it work. Roger Lewis and Quentin Whitlock's How to Plan and Manage an E-learning Programme is a complete guide to best practice on managing the processes, the content and all of the people involved. Practising what they preach, the authors break the subject down into manageable chunks and use a wide range of examples and plenty of checklists to give you a rigorous and yet highly practical route map, from planning, designing and selling the initial concept, through testing to launch and evaluation. E-learning, despite its reliance on technology is a people-oriented process and the authors include advice on managing and supporting learners (and their expectations), building and managing the e-learning development and support teams.Commissioning effective materials and sustaining e-learning is an expensive, time-consuming and risky business. How to Plan and Manage an E-learning Programme is a must-have guide for those tasked with championing e-learning, designing or commissioning programmes, and supporting and sustaining learners.
 

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Contents

Part I
1
Part II
21
Business planning and marketing
31
Analysing learning needs
49
Defining and testing learning outcomes
59
Making a learning plan
69
The importance of assessment in elearning
79
Managing learner support
97
Managing materials selection and adaptation
117
Developing and accessing learning materials
125
Managing the elearning development team
147
Learning management systems and standards
159
Glossary
175
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