Since the first edition of E-learning by Design, e-learning has evolved rapidly and fringe techniques have moved into the mainstream. Underlying and underwriting these changes in e–learning are advances in technology and changes in society.
The second edition of the bestselling book E-Learning by Design offers a comprehensive look at the concepts and processes of developing, creating, and implementing a successful e-learning program. This practical, down-to-earth resource is filled with clear information and instruction without over simplification. The book helps instructors build customized e-learning programs from scratch—building on core principles of instructional design to: develop meaningful activities and lessons; create and administer online tests and assessments; design learning games and simulations; and implement an individualized program.
"Every newcomer to the field will find this edition indispensable, while professionals will find much needed contemporary information to manage the rapid changes happening in our field. Even if you own the first edition, buy this update as soon as possible."
—Michael W. Allen, CEO of Allen Interactions, Inc.; author, Michael Allen's e-Learning Library Series
"Covers the full range of options for presenting learning materials online—including designing useful topics, engaging activities, and reliable tests—and it takes into account the realities and issues of today's instructional designers, such as social learning and mobile learning."
—Saul Carliner, associate professor, Concordia University; author, The E-Learning Handbook
"Horton nails it! Perfectly timed, robust, and practical, this second edition of brings together the latest strategies for learning without losing its critical premise—technology enables e-learning, but great design makes it work."
—Marc J. Rosenberg, e-learning strategist; author, Beyond E-Learning
"An e-learning encyclopedia loaded with detailed guidelines and examples ranging from basic instructional design techniques to the latest applications in games, social media, and mobile-learning. An essential reference for anyone involved in e-learning design, development, or evaluation"
—Ruth Colvin Clark, author, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction
Table of Contents
- Cover Page
- Title Page
- Chapter 1: Designing e-learning
- Chapter 2: Absorb-type activities
- Chapter 3: Do-type activities
- Chapter 4: Connect-type activities
- Chapter 5: Tests
- Chapter 6: Topics
Chapter 7: Games and simulations
- GAMES AND SIMULATIONS FOR LEARNING
- WHY GAMES
- TYPES OF LEARNING GAMES
- DESIGN GAMES FOR LEARNING
- CREATE A MICRO-WORLD
- SPECIFY THE DETAILS
- ENGAGE LEARNERS
- TEACH THROUGH FEEDBACK
- PROGRESSIVELY CHALLENGE LEARNERS
- MANAGE GAME COMPLEXITY
- SIMPLIFY LEARNING THE GAME
- DESIGN COACHED TASK SIMULATIONS
- DESIGN BRANCHING-SCENARIO GAMES
- USE GAMES AS E-LEARNING COURSES
- IN CLOSING …
Chapter 8: Social learning
- WHAT IS SOCIAL LEARNING?
- HOW DO WE “DESIGN” SOCIAL LEARNING?
- DECIDE WHERE AND WHEN TO USE SOCIAL LEARNING
- WHAT SOCIAL LEARNING REQUIRES
- PATTERNS OF INTERACTION
- SOCIAL CAPABILITIES OF SOFTWARE
- FACILITATE RATHER THAN TEACH
- GRADE FAIRLY IN SOCIAL LEARNING
- EXTEND CONVENTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR SOCIAL LEARNING
- USE PROVEN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
- ENCOURAGE MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS
- PROMOTE TEAM LEARNING
- IN CLOSING
Chapter 9: Mobile learning
- WHAT IS MOBILE LEARNING?
- START WITH WORTHY GOALS
- ADAPT EXISTING LEARNING FOR MOBILE LEARNERS
- USE THE CAPABILITIES OF THE DEVICE
- DESIGN FOR THE LEARNER, ENVIRONMENT, AND DEVICE
- DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR OVERCOMING LIMITATIONS
- REAL MOBILE LEARNING
- EXTEND CONVENTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR MOBILE LEARNING
- IN CLOSING …
- Chapter 10: Design for the virtual classroom
- Chapter 11: Conclusion
- Appendix: Essentialism
- Title: E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition
- Release date: October 2011
- Publisher(s): Pfeiffer
- ISBN: 9780470900024