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Saturday, June 16, 2007

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Designing Successful E-Learning: Forget What You Know About Instructional Design and Do Something Interesting - Michael Allen's Online Learning Library (Michael Allen's E-Learning Library).

Below is a new interesting book by Dr. Michael Allen.

This is the second volume of six in Michael Allen's e Learning Library a comprehensive collection of proven techniques for creating e learning applications that achieve targeted behavioral outcomes through meaningful, memorable, and motivational learning experiences.
This book examines common instructional design practices with a critical eye and recommends substituting success rather than tradition as a guide. Drawing from theory, research, and experience in learning and behavioral change, the author provides a framework for addressing a broader range of learner needs and achieving superior performance outcomes.
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About the Author
Dr. Michael Allen has been named among the 20 most influential training professionals by Training Industry, Inc. for 2007.
Allen has pioneered multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes, bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He is the chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions Inc., which builds universally acclaimed custom e-learning, provides strategic learning consulting, and trains e-learning professionals in collaboration with ASTD. Allen holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from The Ohio State University, is a popular conference speaker and a prolific writer.
“Dr. Allen has been both an inspiration and the guiding light for all of us here at Allen Interactions,” said R. John Welsh, vice president at Allen Interactions. “His creative, innovative and performance-driven instructional methods have helped us change many top organizations’ learning paradigms.”
The award recipients were selected and voted for by over 12,000 of their peers on the website and include CEOs, Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, Chief Learning Officers, Authors, Consultants, and Senior Executives of training companies from a variety of industries, government agencies, and academia.

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Learning and Teaching with Virtual Learning Environments.
By Helena Gillespie, Helen Boulton, Alison Hramiak and Richard Williamson.

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are becoming increasingly common in schools, and it is important for trainees to be equipped with the necessary skills and understanding to use them effectively to enhance learning. This book takes a thematic approach, examining all the key issues from designing and creating a VLE to using one to organise, moderate and assess pupil learning and even to develop resources for learning.
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About the Authors
Helena Gillespie has worked in teacher education for 4 years. She has published in journals and books, and has recently completed a book for David Fulton Publishers on ICT in schools. She has a Masters in Education.
Helen Boulton has worked in teacher education for 5 years; prior to this she was an ICT Co-ordinator. She has a Masters in Educational management and is currently working towards her PhD.
Alison Hramiak has worked for 9 years teaching and managing e-learning. She has worked in all three education sectors, schools, further and higher, and has published in journals and at conferences. She has a doctorate in Education.
Richard Williamson has been involved in teaching ICT for 10 years and has pioneered the introduction of VLEs in primary and secondary schools across Nottinghamshire. He has been involved in teacher education for 5 years and is working towards his Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Management.

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Recommended books about Virtual Learning Environments
Virtual learning environment (VLE) by ex-teacher Phil Thane