e-Learning by Design
From William Horton--a world renowned expert with more than thirty-five years of hands-on experience creating networked-based educational systems--comes the next-step resource for e-learning training professionals. Like his best-selling book Designing Web-Based Training, this book is a comprehensive resource that provides practical guidance for making the thousand and one decisions needed to design effective e-learning.
"E-Learning by Design" includes a systematic, flexible, and rapid design process covering every phase of designing e-learning.?Free of academic jargon and confusing theory, this down-to-earth, hands-on book is filled with hundreds of real-world examples and case studies from dozens of fields.
"E-Learning by Design" guides both industrial trainers and academic educators in: Inventing engaging learning activities Targeting specific goals Designing learning games and simulations Writing online tests and assessments
It also helps readers select media, ensure reuse of content, specify learning objects, design the display, and make courses navigable. But wait, there's more! "E-Learning by Design" goes beyond traditional e-learning to include guidance on creating electronic job aids, virtual classroom activities, and mobile learning for PDAs and SmartPhones.
"E-Learning by Design" is jam-packed with best practices you can apply right away, using tools you already own.This is the guide trainers and educators need on their journey to creating successful e-learning programs.
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Review: E-Learning by DesignUser Review - Leah Macvie - Goodreads
This is not the type of book to read all the way through- though I do recommend reading through the first chapter and referencing the rest of the chapters when you need them. One of the best idea ... Read full review
Review: E-Learning by DesignUser Review - Andrea Beaudin - Goodreads
a lot of common sense. helpful, but I prefer more direct pieces. Read full review
Make answering straightforward
Make tests fair to all learners
Ways of organizing lessons
Consider alternatives to pure elearning
Types of learning games
Design games for learning
Best practices for originalwork activities
Write effective questions
Set your own technology standards
DESIGN FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
Implement navigation mechanisms