Getting the Most from Online Learning

Getting the Most from Online Learning

Getting the Most from Online Learning

Getting the Most from Online Learning

Synopsis

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

Excerpt

I'D LIKE TO START BY SAYING that this is one of a number of good books on the topic of e-learning that have been published lately; but in all honesty, there haven't been that many. Basically, the discipline is too new and changing too rapidly for there to be a large body of writings concerning it. Therefore, what you are now reading may not only be the best book on this particular aspect of e-learning, but possibly the only one that really looks at e-learning from the learner's perspective.

Getting the Most from Online Learning originated in another book I had the privilege to edit, Preparing Learners forE-Learning. The last chapter in that book was a collection of comments that we received from e-learners detailing their experiences with e-learning. To say that they were enlightening would be an understatement. Many of the things that we knew could be problems with e-learning, but that we had thought were transparent to the learners, really were not. Other problems that we had never even considered kept appearing again and again in those comments.

We realized that if the learners had this many problems, complaints, and criticisms concerning the process, a book that would help them to personally prepare for e-learning was just as critical as the one we'd just finished that detailed how organizations and instructors could prepare their employees for e-learning. And so we have produced the book you now hold, Getting the Most from Online Learning. It is a companion volume to Preparing Learners for . . .

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