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The E-Learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning

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The e-Learning Handbook provides a critical reflection on the current state of e-learning with contributions from the world's foremost e-learning experts and best-selling authors from academe and industry, including Margaret Driscoll, Brent Wilson, Lee Christopher, William Horton, L. Wayne Precht, Harvey Singh, Jim Everidge, Jane Bozarth, Pat Brogan, Patrick Parrish, Marc J. Rosenberg, Steve Forman, Pat McGee, M. David Merrill, Philip C. Abrami, Gretchen Lowerison, Roger C?té, Marie-Claude Lavoie, Thomas C. Reeves, Jan Herrington, Ron Oliver, and Patrick Lambe. The book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the technological, design, economic, evaluation, research, economic, and philosophical issues underlying e-learning.?Each chapter includes a chart that summarizes the key take-away points, contains questions that are useful for guiding discussions, and offers suggestions of related links, books, papers, reports, and articles.

The e-Learning Handbook explores a range of topics such as the wide difference between the promised and actual uses of e-learning in industry and academe, the struggle to implement standards, the problems with learning objects, the drabness of actual e-learning courses, the problems with current instructional design models for e-learning, and the limitations of current methods for researching and evaluating e-learning. Each of the book's six parts, examines e-learning from a different perspective, including technology, design, theory and research, and economics.

The e-Learning Handbook is a timely reference for all e-learning stakeholders and decision makers in for-profit, non-profit, governmental, and educational settings, and makes an excellent text for an advanced course analyzing e-learning.

About the Author

Saul Carliner, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the graduate program in educational technology at Concordia University in Montreal. Among his numerous books is Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies from Pfeiffer.

Patti Shank, Ph.D., is the president of Learning Peaks LLC, an internationally known instructional design and instructional technology consulting firm. She is the editor of The Online Learning Idea Book and the coauthor of Making Sense of Online Learning, both from Pfeiffer.

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