Preparing Learners for E-Learning

Preparing Learners for E-Learning

Preparing Learners for E-Learning

Preparing Learners for E-Learning

Synopsis

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-learning¿and 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

Excerpt

The purpose of this book is to present a variety of ways by which both business organizations and educational institutions can prepare learners to succeed at e-learning. Its major thrust is in the . . .

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