The AMA Handbook of E-Learning: Effective Design, Implementation, and Technology Solutions

The AMA Handbook of E-Learning: Effective Design, Implementation, and Technology Solutions

The AMA Handbook of E-Learning: Effective Design, Implementation, and Technology Solutions

The AMA Handbook of E-Learning: Effective Design, Implementation, and Technology Solutions

Synopsis

"This authoritative sourcebook is a timely decision-making tool for companies making the transition to (or already using) e-learning. Featuring all-original contributions from high-profile practitioners and renowned theorists, the book reveals how top companies are implementing and using this crucial employee development tool. Topics include:

- analyzing organizational need

- selling e-learning to the organization

- learning management systems

- synchronous collaboration

- learning portals

- repurposing materials

- outsourcing and vendor relations.

Other chapters focus on motivation and retention, technological and software options, measuring ROI, and more."

Excerpt

WHAT IS E-LEARNING?

What a great question! I wish I had a great answer for you. Everyone more or less agrees that e-learning has something to do with technology, and most (though not all) feel it also has something to do with computers. But that's about where the agreement ends. Does e-learning include the creation of nonstructured learning communities through bulletin boards and chat rooms? Are administrative processes such as on-line registration and electronic learning resource catalogues really e-learning? Are unstructured and even structured technology-enabled knowledge-sharing interventions e-learning? Is a CD-ROM based program e-learning? More great questions!

One of the problems with e-learning is that it has evolved from earlier concepts such as TBT (technology-based training), CBT (computer-based training), and a good number of other halfforgotten acronyms that have been created over the years. As . . .

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