Getting the Most from Online Learning. A Learner's Guide

  • ID: 2215913
  • Book
  • 204 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Getting the Most from Online Learning is a must–have resource that helps people become better e–learners by showing them how to prepare for, participate in, and apply e–learning in all its variations. Written by the leaders in e–learning, this book is filled with practical ideas, suggestions, and information about a wide variety of topics including how to:
  • Participate effectively in online learning experiences
  • Contribute to and learn from discussion groups and chat rooms
  • Handle e–learning peer evaluations
  • Participate in online group projects

In addition, the expert authors share their personal e–learning experiences and show how they have mastered the discipline of e–learning for themselves.

"Brilliant! Getting the Most from Online Learning offers a unique and comprehensive opportunity to examine e–learning from the users’ perspective proving equally valuable to anyone contemplating either the use or creation of e–learning."
Charlie Gardner, director, e–Learning Center, Home Depot

"This book is a driver’s manual for e–learners! Whether you’re just learning to negotiate the sharp curves of the e–learning experience or an accomplished e–traveler, this book gives you tips to stay on course throughout your e–learning journey!"
Theresa Tommey, vice president and learning manager, Learning Strategy Group, Wachovia Corporation

"Worried about adapting to the still new world of electronic learning? This smart book enables you to understand the new technologies, such as chat rooms and discussion boards, and become a spirited self–directed learner capable and ready to leverage online technologies comfortably."
Jim (Mo) Moshinskie, accenture professor of Human Performance, Baylor University

"Practical advice and tips for e–learners in gaining the most from the e–learning experience."
Christine Trogdon, Wachovia Learning Strategy Design Group

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About the Editor.

1. Voices from the Edge of E–Learning (Janet F. Piskurich).

2. E–Learning: An Introduction (Huey B. Long).

3. Becoming a More Self–Directed Learner: Why and How (Lucy M. and Paul J. Guglielmino).

4. How to Prepare to Attend a Synchronous E–Learning Course (Bill Knapp).

5. How to Attend a Synchronous E–Learning Course (Bill Knapp).

6. Succeeding in an Asynchronous Learning Environment (Harvey Singh).

7. Chat Rooms and Discussion Boards (George M. Piskurich).

8. Online Readings: Gaining the Most from What You Read (Ryan Watkins).

9. How to Handle E–Learning Peer Evaluation (Russ Brock).

10. Building Successful Online Relationships (Doug Liberati).

11. Participating in Group Projects Online (Carole Richardson).

12. Managing Distractions for E–Learners (Wayne Turmel).



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George M. Piskurich is an organizational learning and performance consultant specializing in e–learning interventions, performance analysis, and telecommuting. An active member of both ISPI and ASTD with over twenty–five years of experience in learning technology, he has been a classroom instructor, training manager, instructional designer, and e–learning consultant for multi–national clients and smaller organizations. He has created classroom seminars, OJT mentoring systems, and e–learning interventions. He is the author of numerous books including Rapid Instructional Design (Pfeiffer), Self–Directed Learning: A Practical Guide to Design (Jossey–Bass), and Preparing Learners for e–Learning (Pfeiffer).
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