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E-Learning Fundamentals

Book Description

This ultimate roadmap covers the entire e-learning landscape. Why do we even need e-learning? What is an LMS? How do I write a storyboard? If you’re delving into e-learning and are coming up with more questions than answers, this guide is the high-level overview you’ve been looking for. In this book, e-learning development experts and educators Diane Elkins and Desirée Pinder deliver a comprehensive examination of the e-learning process from the ground up. E-Learning Fundamentals provides the base of knowledge necessary to tackle everything from early concepts of e-learning down to its execution. Throughout, you’ll find vignettes that bring concepts to life as well as checklists and practical tools for designing and developing your first e-learning course. In this book you will: • dive into the basics of e-learning design and development • explore the e-learning course design and development process—from analysis through evaluation • learn to write and storyboard a course, construct test questions, choose media, put the course together, and establish a thorough review process.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Introduction
  7. 1 What Is E-Learning?
    1. Types of E-Learning
    2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Asynchronous E-Learning
    3. Elements of an E-Learning Course
    4. Summary
  8. 2 Developing an E-Learning Strategy
    1. The Strategic Plan
    2. Cost-Benefit Analysis
    3. Generating Support
    4. Summary
  9. 3 Managing an E-Learning Project
    1. The Project Management Model and the ADDIE Model
    2. Define the Project
    3. Plan the Project
    4. Implement, Monitor, and Adjust the Project
    5. Evaluate the Project
    6. Budgeting
    7. Resources
    8. Timelines and Development Ratios
    9. Working With Vendors
    10. Summary
  10. 4 Tools of the Trade
    1. Authoring Tools
    2. Element Tools
    3. Assessments
    4. Audio and Video
    5. Summary
  11. 5 The Analysis Phase
    1. Business Analysis
    2. Audience Analysis
    3. Technology Analysis
    4. Summary
  12. 6 The Design Phase: Broad Strategies
    1. E-Learning and Instructional Design
    2. Developing Objectives
    3. Structuring the Content
    4. Instructional Strategies
    5. Selecting the Best Format
    6. Special E-Learning Considerations: Standards and Compliance
    7. Summary
  13. 7 The Design Phase: Testing and Interactivity
    1. Testing and Assessments
    2. Summary
  14. 8 The Design Phase: Media, Interface, and Navigation
    1. Media
    2. Interface and Navigation
    3. The Design Document
    4. Summary
  15. 9 The Development Phase: Writing the Course
    1. Working With Storyboards
    2. Elements of Storyboards
    3. Storyboard Templates
    4. Organizing Your Content
    5. Converting Existing Content
    6. Summary
  16. 10 The Development Phase: Putting the Course Together
    1. Rapid Prototyping
    2. Rapid Development
    3. Paper Review Cycles
    4. Assembling the Course
    5. On-Screen Review Cycles
    6. Summary
  17. 11 The Implementation Phase
    1. Preparing the Audience
    2. Ongoing Management
    3. Summary
  18. 12 The Evaluation Phase
    1. Level 1 Evaluation: Learner Reaction
    2. Level 2 Evaluation: Learning
    3. Levels 3–5 Evaluation: Impact
    4. Summary
  19. 13 Moving Forward
    1. Find Your Path
    2. Keep Learning
    3. Summary
  20. References
  21. About the Authors