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Use Dreamweaver? eLearning is a gigantic opportunity for you. By 2007, according to Chief Learning Officer magazine, 43 percent of all enterprise training will be delivered on the Web. There have been some bumps along the way, but companies are desperate to “blend” eLearning into their training programs: The potential savings are huge. Here’s why you care: Install Macromedia’s free CourseBuilder extension, and you own an incredible eLearning development tool that leverages your existing web design skills. Everything you don’t know, you can learn in this book.
Betsy Bruce starts with “Instructional Design 101”: how to plan and design effective eLearning applications. Using the industry-standard ADDIE model, she explains how the different phases and participants in an eLearning project fit together and how to write specs covering everything from browsers to bandwidth.
You’ll use Dreamweaver to define eLearning sites and style sheets; construct interfaces; build reusable eLearning templates and library items; and integrate Behaviors, animation, and rich media into your eLearning applications.
Bruce then introduces CourseBuilder, which lets you create powerful eLearning interactions in minutes -- from multiple-choice questions to drag-and-drop. This stuff could take days to do by hand. You’ll learn how to create custom interactions that process learner feedback and produce personalized results -- even how to develop and score pre-assessments.
Bruce shows how to use dynamic content technologies like ASP for eLearning tasks like authentication and computing scores. What's more, you'll discover how to work with Learning Management Systems to administer your eLearning applications. How often does a book open an entirely new industry to you? This one does. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.