Preparing Learners for e-Learning

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George M. Piskurich
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
Designed for anyone charged with making e-learning really work, Preparing Learners for e-Learning presents a variety of methods business organizations and educational institutions can use to prepare their learners to become successful e-learners. This first-of-its-kind book helps trainers, designers, and educators understand the importance of enhancing self-directedness in learners as they prepare for e-learning and the various learning theories that can be used for this purpose. It then guides e-learning professionals through the process of creating interventions-- specific to their own individual situations-- that will assist their learners in preparing for the move to an e-learning environment.
 

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Contents

1 Preparing eLearners for SelfDirected Learning
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2 Identifying Learners Who Are Ready for eLearning and Supporting Their Success
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3 Utilizing Learning Guides to Maximize eLearning Preparedness at Motorola
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4 Utilizing a Classroom Approach to Prepare Learners for eLearning
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5 Preparation for eLearning A View from a Corporate Learning Leader
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6 Organizational Best Practices for Preparing eLearners
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7 Preparing and Supporting eLearners The Organizational Change Imperative
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8 The Roles of the Learner and the Instructor in eLearning
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9 The eLearning Instructor Creator of Collegial Environments and Facilitator of Autonomous Learning
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10 Preparing Your Learners for My eLearning An eLearning Vendors Point of View
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11 From the Learners Perspective The eLearners
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About the Editor
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Index
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George M. Piskurich is a consultant whose areas of expertise include learning in systems design, and management development. His projects include designing e-learning and self-directed learning programs for international companies. He is the former director of training and development for REVCO, former director of training and development for Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a former professor at North Carolina State University. He is the author of numerous books including Instructional Design (Pfeiffer) and Self-Directed Learning: A Practical Guide to Design (Jossey-Bass).

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