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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The New Virtual Classroom: Evidence-based Guidelines for Synchronous e-Learning

"The New Virtual Classroom" draws on the most current research in multimedia learning as well as practitioner experience to show how to effectively harness the power of the virtual classroom. Written by Ruth Clark, co-author of the best selling "e-Learning & the Science of Instruction", and Ann Kwinn recognized experts in instructional design and workforce learning, this important resource includes guidelines, research, and illustrative examples that clearly show how to leverage the powerful instructional features in the new virtual classroom.

In The New Virtual Classroom she systematically tackles the problem of how to design effective virtual classrooms. If you are interested in how to use synchronous virtual classroom technology in a way that is consistent with how people learn and with research evidence, then The New Virtual Classroom belongs on your bookshelf." --Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, author of Multimedia Learning and editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.

About the Author(s)...

Dr. Ruth Clark is a recognized specialist in instructional design and technical training, Dr. Clark holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology from the University of Southern California. Prior to founding CLARK Training & Consulting, Dr. Clark served as training manager for Southern California Edison. She is past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement and author of five books and numerous articles. Dr. Clark is the 2006 recipient of the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award from ISPI.

Dr. Ann Kwinn has for the past thirteen years, been designing and managing the development of e-learning courses, the last five at MOHR Learning. She has received two gold and one silver CINDY awards and was one of Multimedia magazine's top 100 producers. Ann holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from USC and was a research fellow at ETS. In addition to writing for Box office, T & D and JIID magazines, the "Educational Media and Technology Yearbook" and "The ASTD Handbook," she has been an instructor at UC Irvine, is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of the comic strip, The e-Learnist.

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