E-ffective Writing for E-Learning Environments integrates research and practice in user-centered design and learning design for instructors in post-secondary institutions and learning organizations who are developing e-learning resources. The book is intended as a development guide for experts in areas other than instructional or educational technology (in other words, experts in cognate areas such as Biology or English or Nursing) rather than as a learning design textbook. The organization of the book reflects the development process for a resource, course, or program--from planning and development through formative evaluation, and identifies trends and issues that faculty or developers might encounter along the way. The account of the process of one faculty member’s course development journey illustrates the suggested design guidelines.
About the Author
Katy Campbell received her Ph.D. in Instructional Studies from the University of Alberta. Dr. Campbell is currently Director of the Academic Technologies for Learning department, and Associate Dean of Research, in the Faculty of Extension. She has taught courses in writing for new media, developing critical literacy in the information age, and user-centered design. Her current research interests include gender/technology interactions and resulting design issues, faculty transformative practice through collaborative instructional design, psychosocial issues of faculty teaching with technology, inclusive design practices, and the lives and practice of instructional designers. Dr. Campbell serves in various roles in numerous professional and academic associations, and is currently the co-lead of the Learning Design Working Group, which is developing eLearning specifications through IMS Global Learning Consortium.