Preparing Learners for e–Learning

  • ID: 2217938
  • Book
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Designed for anyone charged with making e–learning really work,Preparing Learners for e–Learning presents a variety of methods business organizations and educational institutions can use to prepare their learners to become successful e–learners. This first–of–its–kind book helps trainers, designers, and educators understand the importance of enhancing self–directedness in learners as they prepare for e–learning and the various learning theories that can be used for this purpose. It then guides e–learning professionals through the process of creating interventions specific to their own individual situations that will assist their learners in preparing for the move to an e–learning environment.

Praise for Preparing Learners for e–Learning
"Today, this book is what e–learning practitioners have been waiting for and it comes from authors who are really in the know."
Larry W. Carlile, Global Professional Development

"Finally, it′s here! Piskurich et al. provide us with much–needed perspectives on self–directed learning that can only improve the manner e–learning is embraced and delivered to fulfill its potential."
Peter Beckschi, associate director, Training, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

"Preparing Learners for e–Learning is a unique and useful guide for preparing learners to enter the brave new world of e–learning¾and benefit from it."
Lynn Summers, vice president, research, Performaworks, Incorporated

"Organizations are investing tremendous amounts of resources into e–learning now yet failing to leverage these investments. If e–learners aren′t adequately prepared, most e–learning will flop. This book is critical to advancing our understanding of how to prepare e–learners and belongs on the bookshelf of every online course designer, trainer, and administrator."
Joe Willmore, Willmore Consulting Group

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Introduction.
1. Preparing e–Learners for Self–Directed Learning (Huey B. Long).
2. Identifying Learners Who Are Ready for e–Learning and Supporting Their Success (Lucy M. Guglielmino and Paul J. Guglielmino).
3. Utilizing Learning Guides to Maximize e–Learning Preparedness at Motorola  (Richard Durr).
4. Utilizing a Classroom Approach to Prepare Learners for e–Learning (George M. Piskurich and Janet F. Piskurich).
5. Preparation for e–Learning: A View from a Corporate Learning Leader (Rick Rabideau).
6. Organizational Best Practices for Preparing e–Learners (Jim Moshinskie).
7. Preparing and Supporting e–Learners: The Organizational Change Imperative (Ronnie Kurchner–Hawkins).
8. The Roles of the Learner and the Instructor in e–Learning (George Siemens and Stephen Yurkiw).
9. The e–Learning Instructor: Creator of Collegial Environments and Facilitator of Autonomous Learning (Paul B. Carr and Michael K. Ponton).
10. Preparing Your Learners for My e–Learning: An e–Learning Vendor s Point of View  (Terrence R. Redding).
11. From the Learner s Perspective: The e–Learners.
About the Editor.
Index.
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George M. Piskurich
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