- An introduction to e–learning concepts and terms with an overview of the risks and rewards.
- A summary of the design, delivery, and evaluation challenges you are likely to face.
- A guide for putting e–learning principles and practices into your organization.
Foreword by: Mel Silberman.
Introduction: Getting on the e–Learning Highway.
PART ONE: THE CHALLENGE TO GET IT RIGHT: E–LEARNING FUNDAMENTALS.
1. Key Concepts and Terms.
Four Types of e–Learning.
What s in a Name?
Choosing Your Route.
Making a Determination.
The Secret Is in the Blend.
It s Not that Simple.
2. Rewards and Risks.
Putting Yourself into the Driver s Seat.
How to Fail.
Meeting the Challenges.
Three Parting Tips.
3. Lessons from the Trenches.
Law and B–Schools.
Business and Industry.
A Glimpse Forward and Back.
PART TWO: TAKING THE CHALLENGE: FRAMEWORKS FOR SUCCESS.
4. The Big Picture: Approaches to Project Management.
Two Project Management Approaches.
A Seventeen–Step Work Plan.
Components of a Convincing Proposal.
Elements of a Comprehensive Development Plan.
Ten Quick Tips for Project Quality and Success.
The Tasks Ahead.
5. Assessment and Analysis: Gauging Your Organization s Readiness.
A Five–Question Simplified Assessment.
A Quick Force–Field Analysis.
The Comprehensive Approach.
6. Spotlight on Learning: Frameworks for Design and Development.
What Is Learning?
Learning Styles and e–Learning.
Gagne on Learning.
Five Stages of e–Learning.
Engaging the Learner to Make Learning Stick.
Other Design and Development Issues.
Facilitating the Process.
A Final Thought.
7. Decision Making Step by Step: Selecting Courses and Vendors.
A Question of Priorities.
Making the Decision, Step by Step.
Application and Adaptation.
8. Virtual Classrooms: Delivering Courses Online.
From Access to Development, Step by Step.
A New Role for Instructors.
Conclusions About Online Delivery.
9. Champions: Strategies for Leading the Change.
Getting the Most from Consultants.
Who Is Doing What?
10. Value Added and Proven: Measuring and Improving Programs.
Issues with Evaluation.
Areas to Evaluate.
Validation of the Benchmarks.
Four–Level Evaluation Framework.
Four Target Groups for Evaluation.
Resources for More Information About Evaluation.
11. The View from Where We Are: e–Learning Today and Tomorrow.
Examples to Stir Us.
If You Had a Hammer.
Goin to Kansas, Here I Come.
"It deserves the praise granted by such notable practitioners as William Horton." (Technical Communication, May 2003)
"ABCs of e–Learning is a comprehensive, practical and ultimately usable book." (Training Magazine, January 2003)