Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception. The trouble is; the range of elearning technologies and the options available can seem bewildering. Even those who are highly experienced in one aspect of elearning will lack knowledge in some other areas. Wouldn t it be great if you could access the hard-won knowledge, practical guidance and helpful tips of world-leading experts in these fields? Edited by Rob Hubbard and featuring chapters written by global elearning experts: Clive Shepherd, Laura Overton, Jane Bozarth, Lars Hyland, Rob Hubbard, Julie Wedgwood, Jane Hart, Colin Steed, Clark Quinn, Ben Betts and Charles Jennings - this book is a practical guide to all the key topics in elearning, including: getting the business on board, building it yourself, learning management, blended, social, informal, mobile and game-based learning, facilitating online learning, making the most of memory and more.
Rob Hubbard is a designer through and through and is fascinated by how we learn, what we remember and why we pay attention to certain things. He most enjoys designing learning solutions; including elearning strategies, learning systems, apps, scenarios and online courses. He is a huge enthusiast of all that technology can offer to enhance learning and abhors bad design in any form. In 2005, Rob founded LearningAge Solutions, which has grown to become a leading digital learning company in the UK. He has led numerous projects with many premier global organisations, gaining recognition with a number of awards. He has been involved in the eLearning Network for many years, serving on the Board for four years and as the elected Chair for two. He regularly speaks at conferences, blogs and judges awards. Blog:http://robhubbard.wordpress.com Twitter:@robhubbard LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/robhubbard16
1 So What is eLearning? 1 Clive Shepherd 2 Getting the Business on Board 17 Laura Overton 3 Build In-House, Buy Off -the-Shelf or Outsource? 39 Jane Bozarth 4 Production Processes Making it Happen! 55 Lars Hyland 5 Making the Most of Memory 75 Rob Hubbard 6 Blended Learning 91 Julie Wedgwood 7 Informal and Social Learning 107 Jane Hart 8 Facilitating Live Online Learning 125 Colin Steed 9 Mobile Learning 147 Clark Quinn 10 Game-Based Learning 175 Ben Betts 11 Learning Management 195 Charles Jennings Index 219