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Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning : Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company



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Author: Michael W. AllenTony Bingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: 03 Oct 2016

ISBN-13: 9781119046325

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

Explore effective learning programs with the father of e-learning Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company, Second Edition presents best practices for building interactive, fun, and effective online learning programs. This engaging text offers insight regarding what makes great e-learning, particularly from the perspectives of motivation and interactivity, and features history lessons that assist you in avoiding common pitfalls and guide you in the direction of e-learning success. This updated edition also considers changes in technology and tools that facilitate the implementation of the strategies, guidelines, and techniques it presents. E-learning has experienced a surge in popularity over the past ten years, with education professionals around the world leveraging technology to facilitate instruction. From hybrid courses that integrate technology into traditional classroom instruction to full online courses that are conducted solely on the internet, a range of e-learning models is available.
The key to creating a successful e-learning program lies in understanding how to use the tools at your disposal to create an interactive, engaging, and effective learning experience. * Gain a new perspective on e-learning, and how technology can facilitate education * Explore updated content, including coverage regarding learner interface, gamification, mobile learning, and individualization * Discuss the experiences of others via targeted case studies, which cover good and not so good e-learning projects * Understand key concepts through new examples that reinforce essential ideas and demonstrate their practical application Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company, Second Edition is an essential resource if you are studying for the e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program.
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About the Author

MICHAEL W. ALLEN is a recognized pioneer and leader in the design of interactive multimedia learning tools and applications. He is the founder and former chairman of Authorware, Inc. He is Chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions Inc., which builds interactive learning systems, develops custom courseware, and provides multimedia consulting and training.
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Table of Contents

Explore effective learning programs with the father of e-Learning

The Second Edition of Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning is filled with the best practices for trainers and facilitators who want to build interactive, fun, and effective online learning programs. Revised and updated, this edition offers vital information on the recent changes in technology and includes the methods and tools that can help implement winning strategies and techniques. Written in the author’s engaging style, the text reveals what makes great e-learning, with special emphasis given to motivation and interactivity. No matter if you are studying for the ATD e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program or simply want to supercharge your e-learning, Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning is the essential resource.

“Michael Allen nails it. This rework of classic is itself, an instant classic. If you want a book that will make you a better designer of instruction there is no other book.” –Dr. Karl M. Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University; author of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

“Over a decade after the first edition, Michael Allen does it again with his second edition–bringing practical, research-inspired wisdom to e-learning design. I can dive in anywhere in the book and find nugget after nugget of inspired practical insights.” –Will Thalheimer, PhD, President of Work-Learning Research, Inc

“His ‘Seven Magic Keys to Motivational e-Learning’ are worth the price of the book alone! This book is sure to be your go-to guide for everything ‘e.'” –Elaine Biech, author Training and Development for Dummies and 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom; editor, ATD Handbook

“Michael’s Guide to e-Learning is a very pragmatic approach that provides a simple way to design instruction that is meaningful, memorable, and motivational, while painlessly implementing the best that research has to say about effective, efficient, and engaging instruction.” –M. David Merrill, Emeritus Professor Utah State University; author, First Principles of Instruction
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