E Learning Tools And Technologies

Author: William Horton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471456780
Size: 71.81 MB
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A comprehensive guide to help you cut through the hype in order to select the best E-Learning tools and vendors for your specific needs With its ability to both reduce operating costs and train more people, E-Learning is an attractive option for companies that are trying to balance business and educational goals. But in order to implement an E-Learning program, you'll have to wade through hundreds of learning management systems, learning content management systems, authoring schools, and collaboration environments to determine what solution will work best for your situation. In this in-depth book, recognized E-Learning experts William and Katherine Horton survey the entire field of E-Learning tools for you. They provide you with a systematic way to identify, evaluate, and choose products and services based on different E-Learning scenarios. In this no-holds barred look at E-Learning tools, the authors: * Arm you with a complete list of questions to ask vendors before you commit to a product * Describe product limitations throughout each chapter and include special Rant sections that you must read * Present tips and tricks as well as common mistakes to avoid * List potential vendors and contact information by tool category The companion Web site contains design forms, checklists of features to look for in the various tool categories, spreadsheets, and lists of specific tools and vendors.

Blended Learning Environments For Adults Evaluations And Frameworks

Author: Anastasiades, Panagiotes S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466609400
Size: 35.48 MB
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"This book demonstrates the view that Information and Communication Technologies should not be considered as a neutral teaching medium, but instead be implemented under pedagogical conditions; aiming at the development of critical thinking through their creative integration into the social and cultural context"--

Encyclopedia Of Internet Technologies And Applications

Author: Freire, Mario
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591409942
Size: 78.15 MB
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Provides the most thorough examination of Internet technologies and applications for researchers in a variety of related fields. For the average Internet consumer, as well as for experts in the field of networking and Internet technologies.

Mobile Computing Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author: Taniar, David
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781605660547
Size: 55.64 MB
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"This multiple-volume publication advances the emergent field of mobile computing offering research on approaches, observations and models pertaining to mobile devices and wireless communications from over 400 leading researchers"--Provided by publisher.

Planning And Organizing Training Events

Author: Swati Karve
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562868829
Size: 55.56 MB
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Whatever the format, satisfaction with a training program depends on how well it was conducted. And to be successful, efficient and effective organization behind the scenes is critical. This Infoline focuses on the logistical aspects that go into making a training event run smoothly and describes the knowledge, skills, and tools that organizers need to ensure a successful program. You will be able to: Organize a training program from beginning to end, considering key factors that affect learning. Describe the competencies of training program organizers. Avoid or diminish the possibility of crises that could derail your training program. This Infoline also provides a job aid and numerous checklists that can be customized to ensure proper planning, organization, and communication before, during, and after the program.

E Learning By Design

Author: William Horton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118118383
Size: 70.12 MB
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Since the first edition of E-learning by Design, e-learning has evolved rapidly and fringe techniques have moved into the mainstream. Underlying and underwriting these changes in e–learning are advances in technology and changes in society. The second edition of the bestselling book E-Learning by Design offers a comprehensive look at the concepts and processes of developing, creating, and implementing a successful e-learning program. This practical, down-to-earth resource is filled with clear information and instruction without over simplification. The book helps instructors build customized e-learning programs from scratch—building on core principles of instructional design to: develop meaningful activities and lessons; create and administer online tests and assessments; design learning games and simulations; and implement an individualized program. "Every newcomer to the field will find this edition indispensable, while professionals will find much needed contemporary information to manage the rapid changes happening in our field. Even if you own the first edition, buy this update as soon as possible." —Michael W. Allen, CEO of Allen Interactions, Inc.; author, Michael Allen's e-Learning Library Series "Covers the full range of options for presenting learning materials online—including designing useful topics, engaging activities, and reliable tests—and it takes into account the realities and issues of today's instructional designers, such as social learning and mobile learning." —Saul Carliner, associate professor, Concordia University; author, The E-Learning Handbook "Horton nails it! Perfectly timed, robust, and practical, this second edition of brings together the latest strategies for learning without losing its critical premise—technology enables e-learning, but great design makes it work." —Marc J. Rosenberg, e-learning strategist; author, Beyond E-Learning "An e-learning encyclopedia loaded with detailed guidelines and examples ranging from basic instructional design techniques to the latest applications in games, social media, and mobile-learning. An essential reference for anyone involved in e-learning design, development, or evaluation" —Ruth Colvin Clark, author, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction

The Technology Toolbelt For Teaching

Author: Susan Manning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118005201
Size: 19.11 MB
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Instructors are under pressure to integrate technology into their traditional or online instruction, but often they aren't sure what to do or why they should do it. The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching offers instructors a down-to-earth guide to common technologies, explains the pedagogical purposes they serve, and shows how they can be used effectively in online or face-to-face classrooms. Designed to be easy to use, the book includes a decision-making matrix for each technology tool: a series of questions that teachers can use to decide whether these tools support their teaching goals. This comprehensive resource contains an array of useful tools that address problems of organization such as a time management calendar, aids for scheduling meetings, and mind-mapping or graphic organizers. The authors also include a variety of online tools for communication and collaboration, and tools to present content, help establish presence, and assess learning. Praise for The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching "Feeling overwhelmed and even afraid of integrating technology into your course? Fear no more! Susan Manning and Kevin Johnson have provided the ultimate guide that explains not only the various technology tools that can support faculty work and enhance coursework but also provides sound advice to help faculty choose the right tool for the job. This is a must-read for all faculty regardless of their experience with technology."—Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt, managing partners, Crossroads Consulting Group, and authors, Building Online Learning Communities and Collaborating Online "The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching delivers exactly what it promises: a concrete overview of a wide variety of tools, complete with examples specific to practitioners in both K–12 and higher education. Authors Susan Manning and Kevin Johnson provide practical applications rather than philosophy, and solutions rather than platitudes. This is a must for any teacher working with—or wanting to start working with—technology."—Jane Bozarth, author, Social Media for Trainers; eLearning coordinator, State of North Carolina "Creating compelling learning experiences for students is fraught with decision points. Add one or more technology options to the equation, and the number of directions to take learners seems to grow limitlessly, and can either paralyze the instructional design process or cause us to take on too much. Enter The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching. Manning and Johnson's handy guide – and the decision-making matrix that frames each of the tools it demystifies – is an essential resource for choosing paths wisely."—Jonathan Finkelstein, author, Learning in Real Time; founder and executive producer, LearningTimes Includes 50+ fresh and useful technology tools for teaching A decision matrix for choosing and using the right tools Examples for using each tool in higher education and K–12

Making Sense Of Online Learning

Author: Patti Shank
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787973919
Size: 67.48 MB
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If you need quick, targeted baseline knowledge about using technology for teaching and learning, Making Sense of Online Learning is for you. This practical, no-nonsense primer will help you understand how online learning technologies work and how they fit into your organization. You’ll gain a working knowledge of important topics such as design, infrastructure, and evaluation and the confidence to make informed decisions that will help your learners and organization thrive. Since information about online learning changes at Internet speed, the book is supported with a dedicated Web site (www.learningpeaks.com/msoll/) filled with up-to-the-minute suggestions for tools and resources.

Michael Allen S Guide To E Learning

Author: Michael W. Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471203025
Size: 32.70 MB
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Michael Allen offers a common-sense guide to e-learning. This book shows how institutions can look beyond the hype to the real challenges of effective e-learning and realize results through practical, goal-oriented applications.