Michael Allen's 2009 e-Learning Annual

Michael Allen's 2009 e-Learning Annual

by Michael W. Allen


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Michael Allen's 2009 e-Learning Annual

Alarming. Disquieting. Insightful. Constructive. Brazen. No rehash of the same old principles and perspectives here. Michael Allen's Annuals probe and question common practices in search of solid guidance for success with e-learning, and this edition is no exception!

As organizations universally turn to e-learning to reduce costs and meet their learning and performance needs, they make many regrettable mistakes—mistakes that can be avoided but rarely are because common sense leads to them. The 2009 Annual once again provides an important collection of the most current insights and best practices that will help both educators and workplace learning leaders create, purchase, and apply quality e-learning programs more effectively. It provides a wealth of applicable examples and guidance for all persons contemplating e-learning, from the student to the professional. It frankly and objectively presents lessons learned and the critical steps to success.

Michael Allen's 2009 e-Learning Annual is part of the Pfeiffer Annual series, first published in 1972.

Praise for Michael Allen's 2009 e-Learning Annual

"A good 'kick-in-the-pants' for e-learning professionals. . . . Michael Allen's latest Annual challenges a few notions about e-learning with a keen selection of authors and topics that creates an invigorating 'state of the industry,' chock full of insights you can use right now." —Matthew Jones, vice president, Leadership Development and Training, Essilor USA

"An excellent collection of opinions and insights into the current and future direction of the e-learning industry. These thought-provoking papers make it very apparent there is a vast amount of knowledge and passion that will continue to drive the development of the industry." —Cody Cluff, senior e-Learning manager, HSBC Asia-Pacific

"A phenomenal resource that captures the principles and practices that lead to highly effective e-learning all in one place!" —Corinne Miller, former director, Motorola University and founder, InnovatingResults! Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470371459
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Series: J-B Pfeiffer Annual Vol1 Series , #44
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Allen, Ph.D., pioneered multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes, bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He is the chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions Inc., which builds universally acclaimed custom e-learning, provides strategic learning consulting, and trains e-learning professionals in collaboration with ASTD. Formerly, Allen was the founder and CEO of Authorware Inc. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a sought-after conference speaker, and a prolific writer.

Table of Contents


Age-Related e-Mentia, (Larry Israelite).

Technology and e-Learning: A Tug of War, (Ed Cohen).

New Media—Old Brain: Designing Multimedia to Support Human Learning Processes, (Ruth Colvin Clark).

Pseudo-Learning Science: A Big Reason Our Training and Learning Are So Bad (A Rebuttal to Ruth Colvin Clark), (Marc Prensky).

Who’s Creating the e-Learning? Paradigms for Content Creation That Exclude the Instructional Designer, (Saul Carliner and Margaret Driscoll).

The True Value of Learning, (Dennis Brown).

Technology as a Learning Workbench, (Jef Moonen and Betty Collis).

e-Learning: An Appreciative Approach Considering the Value of Appreciative Inquiry-Style Questioning in e-Learning Design, Delivery, and Evaluation, (Chris Frederick Willis).

Success with e-Learning: People Issues Are the Key (Lance Dublin).

Performance Support: Delivering on the Real "JIT" Promise, (Bob Mosher).

e-Learning in Adolescence, (Jay Cross).

Populating the LearnScape: e-Learning as Strategy, (Clark Quinn).

Real-World Instructional Design for Virtual World Learning, (Karl M. Kapp).

Final Word.

About the Editor.

Pfeiffer Publications Guide.

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