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Michael Allen's 2012 e-Learning Annual



Michael Allen's 2012 e-Learning Annual

Michael W. Allen

ISBN: 978-0-470-91382-6 July 2011 Pfeiffer 304 Pages


The field of e-learning continues to experience dramatic and turbulent growth. Over time, as technology has improved and the method's real capabilities have emerged, e-learning has gained widespread acceptance and is now the fastest growing sector of corporate learning.

As in years past, Michael Allen's Annual offers a diverse and important collection that contains some of the most current insights and best practices that will help both educators and workplace learning leaders address issues of design and implementation, as well as strategy and culture.

In addition, this new volume offers a diverse mix of content that spans the full spectrum of technology-based learning. Year after year, the Annual discusses emerging trends in social media; showcases e-learning innovation; presents contemporary- and best-practices; tackles big-picture, strategic issues; and provides a host of useful tips and techniques. Additional content is also available online.

Praise for Michael Allen's 2012 e-Learning Annual

"Michael Allen's Annual really is annual. I found new examples and provocative ideas—just what I was looking for."
Allison Rossett, professor of educational technology, San Diego State University

"Just another academic anthology? Hardly! Michael Allen has convinced e-learning's super-heroes to join forces to crush complacency, demolish dogma, rewrite rules, streamline strategies, and light a brighter future for e-learning. Warning: The accumulated wisdom and original thinking of this elite team of designers, practitioners, consultants, and researchers will leave you dissatisfied with your current e-learning efforts and aching to put their ideas into play."
William Horton, author, e-Learning by Design and consultant, William Horton Consulting

"The real learning at conferences takes place in the hallways. This wonderful book is like eavesdropping on those conversations, except that Michael has put the top thinkers in our field in the hall for you."
Jay Cross, chairman, Internet Time Alliance

  • Nabeel Ahmad

  • Clark Aldrich

  • Bobbe Baggio

  • Tony Bingham

  • Julia Bulkowski

  • Bryan Chapman

  • Phil Cowcill

  • Allan Henderson

  • Peter Isackson

  • Cheryl Johnson

  • Cathy King

  • Leslie Kirshaw

  • Tina Kunshier

  • David Metcalf

  • Corinne Miller

  • Craig Montgomerie

  • Frank Nguyen

  • Maria Plakhotnik

  • Tonette Rocco

  • Anita Rosen

  • Patti Shank

  • Clive Shepherd

  • Martyn Sloman

  • Belinda Smith

  • Susan Smith Nash

  • Ken Spero

  • Carla Torgerson

  • Thomas Toth

  • Reuben Tozman

  • Marc Weinstein



Rapid e-Learning Reality Check (Tom Kuhlmann).

An Argument Against Voice-Over PowerPoint for e-Learning (Anita Rosen).

Why e-Learning Must Change: A Call to End Rapid Development (Reuben Tozman).

The Right e-Learning Tool for the Job (Thomas A. Toth).

Don't Get Trapped by Your e-Learning Tools (Allan Henderson).


Learning in the Quaternary Economy (Peter Isackson).

You, You Online, You When Nobody Knows It's You Online (Bobbe Baggio).

The Transformation of the Information Ecosystem: New Roles for Human Resource Development Professionals (Marc Weinstein, Tonette Rocco, and Maria Plakhotnik).


e-Learning Innovation: Using Past e-Lessons to Shape the Future of Learning (Corinne Miller).

e-Learning for the Net Generation (Phil Cowcill).

Chaos: A Viable Workplace Learning Strategy (Cheryl Johnson).


From e-Learning to m-Learning: Going Mobile Now! (Leslie Anne Kirshaw).

Mobile Devices for e-Learning: A Conversation (David Metcalf and Nabeel Ahmad).

Mobile Learning in Education (Susan Smith Nash).


The Power of Collaborative Learning: Transforming Your Organization Through Social Media (Tony Bingham).

e-Learning Isn't Everything: Adapting Instructional Design to a Web 2.0 World (Frank Nguyen).

Web 2.0 and Performance: Using Social Media to Facilitate Learning at Google (Julia Bulkowski).


Developing Serious Games and Simulations: A Quick Guide (Clark Aldrich).

Experience Design: A Practical Methodology for Capturing, Delivering, and Deploying Experience (Ken Spero).


LCMS: Not Just a Technology, It's a Strategy (Bryan Chapman).

LCMS: Just a Technology, Not a Strategy—A Rebuttal (Carla Torgerson).

Rethinking the Scope and Nature of Instructional Design (Clive Shepherd).


e-Learning: A Positive Skeptic's Journey into Night? (Martyn Sloman).

Learnsanity: Three Do-It-Right Strategies to Get New e-Learning Initiatives Off to a Good Start (Patti Shank).

Challenges of Developing e-Learning in a Regulated Environment (Tina Kunshier).

Educational Videoconferencing: Cracking Open the Classroom Door (T. Craig Montgomerie and Cathy King).

Engaging Adult Learners Using Synchronous e-Learning Media (Belinda G. Smith).

Final Word.

About the Editor.