The e-Learning Handbook: Past Promises, Present Challenges / Edition 1

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The e-Learning Handbook provides a critical reflection on the current state of e-learning with contributions from the world’s foremost e-learning experts and best-selling authors from academe and industry, including Margaret Driscoll; Brent Wilson Lee Christopher; William Horton, L. Wayne Precht, Harvey Singh, Jim Everidge, and Jane Bozarth; Pat Brogan; Patrick Parrish; Marc J. Rosenberg and Steve Forman; Pat McGee; Philip C. Abrami, Gretchen Lowerison, Roger Cote, and Marie-Claude Lavoie; Thomas C. Reeves, Jan Herrington, and Ron Oliver; and Patrick Lambe. The book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the technological, design, economic, evaluation, research, economic, and philosophical issues underlying e-learning. Each chapter includes a chart that summarizes the key take-away points, contains questions that are useful for guiding discussions, and offers suggestions of related links, books, papers, reports, and articles.

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Meet the Author

Saul Carliner, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the graduateprogram in educational technology at Concordia University inMontreal. Among his numerous books is Advanced Web-Based TrainingStrategies from Pfeiffer.

Patti Shank, Ph.D., is the president of Learning Peaks LLC, aninternationally known instructional design and instructionaltechnology consulting firm. She is the editor of The OnlineLearning Idea Book and the coauthor of Making Sense of OnlineLearning, both from Pfeiffer.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Thinking Critically to Move e-Learning Forward (PattiShank).


Chapter 2. Hype Versus Reality in the Boardroom: Why e-LearningHasn’t Lived Up to Its Initial Projections for Penetratingthe Corporate Environment (Margaret Driscoll).

Chapter 3. Hype Versus Reality on Campus: Why e-LearningIsn’t Likely to Replace a Professor Any Time Soon (Brent G.Wilson and Lee Christopher).

Chapter 4. Knowledge Management: From the Graveyard of GoodIdeas (William Horton).


Chapter 5. Infrastructure for Learning: Options for Today orScrew-Ups for Tomorrow (Patti Shank, L. Wayne Precht, Harvey Singh,Jim Everidge, and Jane Bozarth).

Chapter 6. e-Learning Standards: A Framework for Enabling theCreation and Distribution of High-Quality, Cost-EffectiveWeb-Delivered Instruction (Pat Brogan).

Chapter 7. Learning with Objects (Patrick Parrish).

Chapter 8. Web 2.0 and Beyond: The Changing Needs of Learners,New Tools, and Ways to Learn (Patti Shank).

Chapter 9. Locked Out: Bridging the Divide Between Training andInformation Technology (Marc J. Rosenberg and Steve Foreman).


Chapter 10. A Holistic Framework of Instructional Design fore-Learning (Saul Carliner).

Chapter 11. Converting e3-Learning to e3-Learning: AnAlternative Instructional Design Method (M. David Merrill).

Chapter 12. Design with the Learning in Mind (PatriciaMcGee).


Chapter 13. Revisiting Learning Theory for e-Learning (GretchenLowerison, Roger Côté, Philip C. Abrami, and Marie-ClaudeLavoie).

Chapter 14. Design Research: A Better Approach to ImprovingOnline Learning (Thomas C. Reeves, Jan Herrington, and RonOliver).


Chapter 15. Is e-Learning Economically Viable? (PatrickLambe).

Chapter 16. e-Learning: Today’s Challenge,Tomorrow’s Reality (Saul Carliner).

About the Editors.

About the Contributors.


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