Web-Based Training: Creating e-Learning Experiences / Edition 2

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This all-new edition of Web-Based Training is filled with practical charts, tables, and checklists that shows you how to design winning training programs for delivering instruction on the Web. Well grounded in the time-tested principles of great instructional design and adult education, Web-Based Training takes a step back from the whirlwind of technical guides and offers a extensively-researched handbook. For everyone seeking to learn more about the subject, Driscoll gives you illustrative examples from a wide range of organizations large and small and the book's CD-ROM contains a strategic presentation with eighty slides and has helpful links to the World Wide Web.

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"This is a book that blends history, advice, and insight into a tool that can be used either as an introduction to Web-based training or as a field guide for every training developer.... Margaret Driscoll is uniquely qualified to produce such a high-quality addition to every training manager's library." —Cushing Anderson, program manager, Learning Services Research

"I recommend this book to everyone who asks me for e-learning resources. Its descriptions are clear, its recommendations are practical, and it helps e-learning practitioners, new and experienced, focus on one of the most overlooked parts of e-learning — instructional design." —Dawn Adams, content development manager, Microsoft

"Besides my books, this is the only one worth reading. Want to know what Web-based training and e-learning are? You can spend five years mucking around, or you can read this book." —William Horton, author, Designing Web-Bassed Training, Leading E-Learning, and Evaluating E-Learning

"Offers updated insights and sound advice. Explains the universals of training...while preparing readers for the change in e-learning, including the rise of mobile computing and educommerce, and the growing link with knowledge management." —Saul Carliner, author, An Overview of Online Learning

"A must-have book for anyone who has responsibility for ensuring that e-learning is successful in their organization. It not only provides the information and the tools you'll need, but through the exercises you'll be able to gain critical first-hand experience." —Lance E. Dublin, Lance Dublin Consulting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787956196
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/18/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.93 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Nonprofit Executives and Directors, Members of Boards of Directors and Trustees, Nonprofit Managers, Fundraising Professionals, Consultants.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv

Introduction 1

Chapter 1.Tactical and Strategic Advantages 5

Chapter 2. Best Practices for WBT Implementation 19

Chapter 3. Principles of Adult Education and Instructional Design 39

Chapter 4.Tools of the Trade 61

Chapter 5.Analyzing Needs and Selecting Delivery Methods 81

Chapter 6. Selecting the Most Appropriate E-Learning Method 101

Chapter 7. Designing Asynchronous Interactions 129

Chapter 8. Designing Synchronous Interactions 165

Chapter 9. Developing Blueprints 199

Chapter 10. Implementing and Evaluating WBT Programs 233

Chapter 11. Looking Ahead 263


A. Software Applications for E-Learning 295

B. Professional Organizations 305

C. Resource Sites and Conferences 309

D. Selected Bibliography 315

E. Matrix of Web-Based Training Types 323

F. Netiquette 325

G. Glossary 327

Index 339

About the Author 346

How to use the CD-ROM 347

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