Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for the Beginners and the Truly Skeptical

Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for the Beginners and the Truly Skeptical

Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for the Beginners and the Truly Skeptical

Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for the Beginners and the Truly Skeptical

Synopsis

If you need quick, targeted baseline knowledge about using technology for teaching and learning, Making Sense of Online Learning is for you. This practical, no-nonsense primer will help you understand how online learning technologies work and how they fit into your organization. You'll gain a working knowledge of important topics such as design, infrastructure, and evaluation and the confidence to make informed decisions that will help your learners and organization thrive. Since information about online learning changes at Internet speed, the book is supported with a dedicated Web site (www.learningpeaks.com/msoll/) filled with up-to-the-minute suggestions for tools and resources.

Excerpt

When I was hired as head of health education and training for a health care organization many moons ago, I began playing around with different ways of using technology to teach staff and patients. I soon realized that although I knew a lot about training, I needed to understand the technical side of things better. I studied, did research, and asked lots of questions about topics such as networks and programming. Before long, I heard comments like, “Let’s discuss the bandwidth and server requirements of what I’m proposing” and “What kind of impact on network operations are we looking at?” coming out of my mouth when I talked to network administrators. This allowed me to be on speaking terms with the folks in the information technology (IT) department—a good thing!

This chapter will address one very important question: What are the most common (mostly technical) terms that are misunderstood by folks new to this field, and what do they mean?

How to Speak the Right Language

If you want to design and develop online learning, surely you’ve had the nagging feeling that you don’t know enough about technology. It could be that the systems folks blew you off when you made what . . .

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