The second edition of the bestselling book E-Learning by Design offers a comprehensive look at the concepts and processes of developing, creating, and implementing a successful e-learning program. This practical, down-to-earth resource is filled with clear information and instruction without over simplification. The book helps instructors build customized e-learning programs from scratch—building on core principles of instructional design to: develop meaningful activities and lessons; create and administer online tests and assessments; design learning games and simulations; and implement an individualized program.
"Every newcomer to the field will find this edition indispensable, while professionals will find much needed contemporary information to manage the rapid changes happening in our field. Even if you own the first edition, buy this update as soon as possible."
—Michael W. Allen, CEO of Allen Interactions, Inc.; author, Michael Allen's e-Learning Library Series
"Covers the full range of options for presenting learning materials online—including designing useful topics, engaging activities, and reliable tests—and it takes into account the realities and issues of today's instructional designers, such as social learning and mobile learning."
—Saul Carliner, associate professor, Concordia University; author, The E-Learning Handbook
1 Designing E-Learning: Planning the Development of Online Learning
2 Absorb-Type Activities: Presentations, Demonstrations, Stories, and Field Trips
3 Do-Type Activities: Practice, Discovery, and Playing Games
4 Connect-Type Activities: Linking Learning to Life, Work, and Future Learning
5 Tests: Assessing Learning
6 Topics: Accomplishing Specific Learning Objectives
7 Games and Simulations: Learning by Playing and Pretending in Virtual
8 Social Learning: Learning as and from a Group
9 Mobile Learning: E-Learning for People on the Go Out in the World
10 Design for the Virtual Classroom: Designing and Delivering Instructor-Led Webinars and Courses.
11 Conclusion: The Future of E-Learning
William Horton is a leading e-learning consultant and president of William Horton Consulting, Inc. He is the author or co-author of numerous books including E-learning by Design, Designing and Writing Online Documentation, Leading E-learning, Evaluating E-learning, Using E-learning, Secrets of User-Seductive Documents, E-learning Tools and Technologies, Getting Started in Online Learning, and The Web Page Design Cookbook.
Cite: Horton, W. (2011). E-learning by design. John Wiley & Sons.