Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies: Unlocking Instructionally Sound Online Learning
April 2005, Pfeiffer
Introduction: Getting the Most from This Resource.
PART I: FOUNDATIONS.
Chapter 1: Using a Problem-Based Approach to Designing e-Learning.
Chapter 2: Philosophies and Theories Guiding the Design of e-Learning.
PART II: PORTFOLIO OF DESIGN AND CURRICULUM STRATEGIES.
Chapter 3: Storytelling and Contextually Based Approaches to Needs Assessment, Design, and Formative Evaluation.
Chapter 4: Blended Learning as a Curriculum Design Strategy.
Chapter 5: Informal Learning.
PART III: PORTFOLIO OF HIGH-LEVEL DESIGN STRATEGIES.
Chapter 6: Simulations.
Chapter 7: e-Mentoring and e-Coaching.
Chapter 8: m-Learning.
Chapter 9: Live Virtual Classroom.
PART IV: PORTFOLIO OF DETAILED DESIGN STRATEGIES.
Chapter 10: Openings and Closings.
Chapter 11: Exposition Techniques for Writing e-Learning Content.
Chapter 12: Interaction.
Chapter 13:Visual Communication Techniques.
PART V: CLOSING.
Chapter 14: Seeking Ideas Outside the Norm.
Appendix A: Rubric for Assessing Interactive Qualities of Distance Learning Courses.
Appendix B: Websites for Training Professionals.
Appendix C: Professional Organizations.
About the Authors.
Saul Carliner is an assistant professor of educational technology at Concordia University in Montreal. His research and teaching interests include the design of online materials for workplace learning and communication and the management of workplace learning and communication groups. His other books include Designing E-Learning, An Overview of Online Learning, and Training Design Basics. Dr. Carliner is a research fellow of the American Society for Training and Development, a certified training and development professional, and a fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.
--Steven Teal, vice president of learning services, Mariott International
"In a time when boring page-turning courses threaten to destroy the credibility of e-learning, this book offers innovative ideas for moving beyond the doldrums and truly aligning e-learning technology with best- practice instructional strategies. It is a must read for instructional designers and other e-learning practitioners."
--Bryan Chapman, e-learning analyst, brandon-hall.com
"At last! An e-learning book that puts principles of design firmly back into the driving seat. For those disillusioned with ‘straitjacketed’ and ineffective instructional content, this book promises a liberating array of tools and techniques."
--Patrick Lambe, president, Information and Knowledge Management Society
"I found myself nodding with agreement as I read Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies. Margaret Driscoll and Saul Carliner have provided a much needed resource for those working in the field of e-Learning design."
--Rik Hall, manager, instructional technology, University of