e-Learning by Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 20, 2011 - Business & Economics - 640 pages
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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.

"Like the book's predecessor (Designing Web-based Training), it deserves four stars and is a must read for anyone not selling an expensive solution. -- From Training Media Review, by Jon Aleckson, www.tmreview.com, 2007

 

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Contents

Design quickly and reliably
7
Identify prerequisites
22
Create objects to accomplish objectives
32
ABSORBTYPE ACTIVITIES
47
Best practices for storysharing activities
76
Field trips
89
Best practices for guided tours
96
DOTYPE ACTIVITIES
105
Make answering straightforward
254
Make tests fair to all learners
273
TOPICS
285
LESSONS
319
Ways of organizing lessons
321
STRATEGIC DECISIONS
357
Consider alternatives to pure elearning
381
Embedded elearning
387

Types of learning games
146
Design games for learning
155
CONNECTTYPE ACTIVITIES
167
Brainstorming activities
181
Research activities
194
Originalwork activities
206
Best practices for originalwork activities
212
TESTS
215
Write effective questions
244
Set your own technology standards
410
DESIGN FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
415
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495
Window shape
503
Legibility
515
11
531
Implement navigation mechanisms
568
12
577
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William Horton is a leading e-learning consultant and president of William Horton Consulting where he advises large and small companies in developing online training and information strategies. He is the author of Leading E-Learning, Evaluating E-Learning, Using E-Learning, and Designing Web-Based Training and the coauthor of E-Learning Tools and Technologies.

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