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Instructional Engineering in Networked Environments

  • ID: 2219954
  • Book
  • December 2009
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Dynamic, Research–Based Approach to Knowledge Management

In this book, Gilbert Paquette an internationally recognized expert in the field of technology–based training offers IT professionals, trainers, and consultants a revolutionary method for going beyond simple information management. Instructional Engineering in Networked Environments introduces the instructional engineering method that elicits knowledge from subject matter experts to make information more widely available for training other people and transfering knowledge through formal and informal training using a variety of media and information sources. Throughout the book, Paquette shows that instructional engineering is based on the use of transferable graphic models that demonstrate how this engineering works in an environment with human networks and diversified information sources. This important book also includes illustrative examples of "artifacts" the actual job aids that hold an organization s knowledge and provides numerous easily reproducible tools.

Praise for Instructional Engineering in Networked Environments

"The tools and methods developed by Dr. Paquette and his team at LICEF since 1992 are generally regarded by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI) as world class in every respect. The board believes that an institution or organization embarking on serious efforts in distance and distributed learning would do well to consider these methods and tools as setting a standard."
J. Michael Spector, professor and chair, instructional design, development, and evaluation, Syracuse University; and executive vice president, IBSTPI

"Gilbert Paquette′s work is truly world–leading and needs much more exposure. I was so impressed with his detailed models for knowledge engineering in telelearning systems. It was the first time in years that I thought someone had created a breakthrough."
Anne Forster, director, innovation and technology, vice chancellor′s office, University of Sydney, Australia

"Hydro–Quebec groups over 19,500 employees and employs a staff of around 300 trainers and instructional designers. We have been using the MISA method and the MOT knowledge editor for several years now, and we have not yet found a method as efficient, even though we have had many sales pitches by different vendors."
Gilles Beaulieu, trans energie division, Hydro–Quebec

"In this book, Professor Paquette provides one of the most sophisticated tools yet developed for a true technology of instructional engineering. All serious instructional designers will find that this work significantly improves the efficiency and effectiveness of their instructional development efforts."
M. David Merrill, professor, department of instructional technology, Utah State University

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List of Figures and Tables xv

Foreword xix
M. David Merrill

Acknowledgments xxiii

Introduction xxv

Chapter 1: The E–Learning Challenge 1

The Knowledge Society 2

Knowledge Management 3

Pedagogy and Technology 5

Network–Based Learning Models 8

Processes and Development Tools 14

Platforms and Portals 19

Summary 22

Chapter 2: Virtual Learning Centers 25

The Concept of a Learning System 26

Actors′ Roles and Resources 31

Explor@: A Web–Based Support System 40

Integrating a Learning Event into a Virtual Center 45

Versatile and Flexible Architecture 49

Summary 53

Chapter 3: Foundations of Instructional Engineering 55

Systemic Methods 56

Instructional Systems Design 60

Software Engineering 62

Knowledge Engineering 66

A Knowledge Representation System 69

Skills and Competencies 86

Summary 100

Chapter 4: MISA: An Instructional Engineering Method 103

Overview of the MISA Method 104

Conceptual Levels of a Learning System 109

Processes and Tasks 113

Operational Principles 115

Context and Frontier 119

Summary 121

Chapter 5: Instructional Engineering on the Web 125

General ADISA Features 126

Designing the Main Components of a Virtual Learning Center 132

Summary 141

Chapter 6: Reengineering a University Course for the Web 143

Definition of the Project 144

Preliminary Analysis 145

Architecture 149

Design of Learning Materials 156

Development and Validation 159

Delivery Planning 162

Discussion 163

Chapter 7: Engineering a Vocational E–Learning Environment 165

Definition of the Project 166

Preliminary Analysis 167

Architecture 171

Design of Learning Materials 175

Development and Validation 180

Delivery Planning 182

Discussion 183

Chapter 8: Engineering a Workplace E–Learning Environment 185

Definition of the Project 186

Preliminary Analysis 186

Architecture 191

Design of Learning Materials 192

Development and Validation 196

Delivery Planning 198

Discussion 199

Conclusion 201

Glossary 209

Notes 231

Bibliography 239

Index 249

About the Author 255

About the Series Editors 257

About the Advisory Board Members 261

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Gilbert Paquette
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