Jan 31, 2013

The E-Learning Formula - Free ebook


Almost two out of every three hours of employee training are now being delivered by some form of e-learning.

Learn how to create the type of e-learning that clients crave and your competitors will hate:

In this 21-page guide, you will learn:

Where to start with your e-learning strategy.
The different types of selling situations and how to close deals more often with e-learning.
How to develop an e-learning solution that attracts larger training contracts.


Jan 21, 2013

62 Tips on Effective eLearning Instructional Design -ebook

   It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the new learning technologies that become available every day: mobile apps, 3-D virtual worlds, geolocation, MOOCs, new development tools, and on and on. But despite the allure of these toys and shiny objects, the success of any eLearning project rests primarily on effective instructional design, not on any mix of technologies. Only eLearning that addresses the needs of learners and stakeholders—and does it in ways that facilitate learning transfer, knowledge retention, and skills development—has any significant value.
You need expert help to get past the distractions. This eBook features tips from 62 from top eLearning professionals and instructional design experts, offering guidance in areas including:
  • Making Learning Stick
  • Effective Instructional Design and Development
  • Managing Project Costs and Time
  • Demonstrating Your Value
  • Documenting and Managing Your Designs and Standards
  • Designing for Mobile
  • Customizing and Personalizing Learning

Contributing Editor, Karen Forni


Jan 18, 2013

Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources - ebook

Table of Contents:
1 The Context of OER
   1.1 Global Trends and Challenges in Education
   1.2 The OER Value Proposition

2 The Economics of OER
   2.1 Introduction
   2.2 OER and Course Design
         The value of investing in course design
         Costing for course design and development
         A case study from Guyana
   2.3 OER and Textbook Publishing
         The cost of textbooks in Brazil
         Educational textbooks in South African secondary education
         Other emerging trends in open textbooks
   2.4 Open Access Publishing
   2.5 OER and Accreditation

3 Conclusion

4 References

by Neil Butcher (Author), Sarah Hoosen (Author)
Publishers: COL (September 2012)