The field of e-learning has experienced dramatic, and at times chaotic, growth. Over time, as technology has improved and its advantages have become clear, e-learning has gained widespread acceptance. It is now the fastest growing sector of corporate learning. Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual presents a wide range of perspectives from some of the earliest and most renowned leaders in field. This important resource will help both educators and trainers create, purchase, and apply quality e-learning programs more effectively. It provides a wealth of applicable history and guidance for all persons contemplating e-learning, from the student to the organizational leader. It frankly and objectively presents lessons learned and the critical steps to success. Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual is part of the Pfeiffer Annual series, first published in 1972.
Table of Contents
Preface. Section 1. Visionary Pioneers Continue to Guide Us. Reflections on TICCIT (C. Victor Bunderson). Addressing Diversity in (e-)Learning (Patrick Suppes in conversation with Michael W. Allen). PLATO, Plasma Screens, and Computer-Based Education (Donald L. Bitzer in conversation with Michael W. Allen). Section 2. Learning Technology Takes Shape. Back to the Future of Educational Technology (Fred T. Hofstetter). It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: The Development of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Schools (Peter G. Fairweather). Reflections on e-Learning: The Long History of a New Idea (Wallace Hannum). Lessons from the STARS Revisited (Thomas C. Reeves and William D. Aggen). Reflections on a Four-Decade Search for Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Instruction (M. David Merrill). Section 3. What Does It All Mean? Pitfalls and Overhauls. Dreams and Responsibilities: Learning and the New Technologies (Tom Boyle). Beyond Knowledge Dissemination: Learning to Solve Problems Online (David H. Jonassen). What's Right and What's Wrong with Online Learning (Greg Kearsley). Technology and Learning: A Proposal for Adaptive Tutorial Learning (Alfred Bork, Carole A. Bagley, and Xiwen Zhang). Cheap But Not Tacky: Lessons Learned During e-Learning Adventures (Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan). Section 4. Are We Lost? Where Do We Go from Here? Moving e-Learning into the Workplace (Allison Rossett). The Business Impact of e-Learning (Nick H.M. van Dam). Lessons Learned ... and Relearned (Allen Avner). We're Professionals, Aren't We? What Drives Our Performance? (Will Thalheimer) A Final Word. Pfeiffer Publications Guide.
The Editor Michael W. Allen 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 universallyacclaimed custom e-learning, provides strategic learning consulting, and trains e-learning professionals in collaboration with ASTD. With a Ph.D. in educational psychology from The Ohio State University, he is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a popular conference speaker, and a prolific writer.