Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies fills the gap in the literature available on this topic by offering a volume that includes meaningful, applicable, and proven strategies that can take the experienced instructional designer to the next level of web-based training. Written by Margaret Driscoll and Saul Carliner - internationally acclaimed experts on e-learning and information design - Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies provides instructional designers, e-learning developers, technical communicators, students, and others with strategies for addressing common challenges that arise when designing e-learning. Balancing educational theory with the practical realities of implementation, Driscoll and Carliner outline the benefits and limitations of each strategy, discuss the issues surrounding the implementation of these strategies, and illustrate each strategy with short scenarios drawn from real-world online learning programs representing a wide variety of fields including technology, financial services, health care, and government.
Margaret Driscoll is a consultant with the human capital management practice of IBM Global Services. As a consultant, she works with organizations interested in strategic planning, e-learning, instructional technology, blended learning, competency modeling, and return on investment. She is a featured speaker at national and international training events and the author of the best-selling book Web-Based Training. Her work has appeared in Journal of Performance Improvement, Training and Development, Chief Learning Officer, and Learning Circuits. Dr. Driscoll also teaches at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City and Suffolk University in Boston. Saul Carliner is an assistant professor of educational technology at Concordia University in Montreal. His research and teaching interests include the design of online materials for workplace learning and communication and the management of workplace learning and communication groups. His other books include Designing E-Learning, An Overview of Online Learning, and Training Design Basics. Dr. Carliner is a research fellow of the American Society for Training and Development, a certified training and development professional, and a fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.
Figures and Tables. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Getting the Most from This Resource. PART I: FOUNDATIONS. Chapter 1: Using a Problem-Based Approach to Designing e-Learning. Chapter 2: Philosophies and Theories Guiding the Design of e-Learning. PART II: PORTFOLIO OF DESIGN AND CURRICULUM STRATEGIES. Chapter 3: Storytelling and Contextually Based Approaches to Needs Assessment, Design, and Formative Evaluation. Chapter 4: Blended Learning as a Curriculum Design Strategy. Chapter 5: Informal Learning. PART III: PORTFOLIO OF HIGH-LEVEL DESIGN STRATEGIES. Chapter 6: Simulations. Chapter 7: e-Mentoring and e-Coaching. Chapter 8: m-Learning. Chapter 9: Live Virtual Classroom. PART IV: PORTFOLIO OF DETAILED DESIGN STRATEGIES. Chapter 10: Openings and Closings. Chapter 11: Exposition Techniques for Writing e-Learning Content. Chapter 12: Interaction. Chapter 13:Visual Communication Techniques. PART V: CLOSING. Chapter 14: Seeking Ideas Outside the Norm. Appendix A: Rubric for Assessing Interactive Qualities of Distance Learning Courses. Appendix B: Websites for Training Professionals. Appendix C: Professional Organizations. References. Name Index. Subject Index. About the Authors.