The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual: Your toolkit for putting elearning into practice
November 2013, Pfeiffer
Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception. The trouble is; the range of elearning technologies and the options available can seem bewildering. Even those who are highly experienced in one aspect of elearning will lack knowledge in some other areas. Wouldn’t it be great if you could access the hard-won knowledge, practical guidance and helpful tips of world-leading experts in these fields? Edited by Rob Hubbard and featuring chapters written by global elearning experts: Clive Shepherd, Laura Overton, Jane Bozarth, Lars Hyland, Rob Hubbard, Julie Wedgwood, Jane Hart, Colin Steed, Clark Quinn, Ben Betts and Charles Jennings - this book is a practical guide to all the key topics in elearning, including: getting the business on board, building it yourself, learning management, blended, social, informal, mobile and game-based learning, facilitating online learning, making the most of memory and more.
1 So What is eLearning? 1
2 Getting the Business on Board 17
3 Build In-House, Buy Off -the-Shelf or Outsource? 39
4 Production Processes – Making it Happen! 55
5 Making the Most of Memory 75
6 Blended Learning 91
7 Informal and Social Learning 107
8 Facilitating Live Online Learning 125
9 Mobile Learning 147
10 Game-Based Learning 175
11 Learning Management 195
Rob Hubbard is a designer through and through and is fascinated by how we learn, what we remember and why we pay attention to certain things. He most enjoys designing learning solutions; including elearning strategies, learning systems, apps, scenarios and online courses. He is a huge enthusiast of all that technology can offer to enhance learning and abhors bad design in any form.
In 2005, Rob founded LearningAge Solutions, which has grown to become a leading digital learning company in the UK. He has led numerous projects with many premier global organisations, gaining recognition with a number of awards. He has been involved in the eLearning Network for many years, serving on the Board for four years and as the elected Chair for two. He regularly speaks at conferences, blogs and judges awards.