An Overview of Online Learning, Second Edition by Saul Carliner

By Saul Carliner

If you’re pondering utilizing on-line studying on your association, online studying becomes one in every of your maximum making plans assets. the writer explains on-line studying in uncomplicated language, defines uncomplicated phrases and ideas, and addresses 3 key issues while making plans an internet studying software:

Learning objectives you could in attaining with on-line learning—many you can’t in attaining in a lecture room
Technology you want to ponder while beginning or increasing an internet studying application
Project concerns linked to the winning layout, improvement and supply of on-line studying

You’ll examine:

How on-line studying compares to distance studying, e-learning, web-based education and computer-based education
How to accommodate the recent opportunities—and challenges—the computing device imposes
The distinction among formal and casual studying
3 sorts of helping applied sciences
How to advance on-line studying fabrics

The publication encompasses a thesaurus of phrases and samples of on-line studying lesson designs and is filled with examples, assets and proposals to make sure your subsequent attempt is a success.

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Software for reading the course material from the Internet. Software for playing sound bytes. Software for playing video sequences. Adapting Formal Learning to the Computer Formal learning online resembles its classroom counterpart in many ways. Like classroom training, formal online learning also has stated learning objectives. It challenges designers to create an interactive and supportive learning environment, uses tests and other types of assessments to evaluate learning, and involves extensive record keeping.

Copyright 2003 by International Pediatric Chat. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Figure 2-3: This is a screen from the International Pediatric Chat, a Web site devoted to exchanging knowledge among pediatricians internationally. The site includes regularly scheduled learning sessions for formal learning (such as those named in the screen above), and live chats and links to resources and people for informal learning. 32 An Overview of Online Learning How are organizations using Knowledge Management?

Back (<) goes to Screen 7. Next (>) goes to Screen 9. Figure 3-1: Example of a storyboard. 46 An Overview of Online Learning The User Interface: A Central Element of an Online Learning Program The central element of a storyboard for online learning materials is the user interface. User interface refers to the parts of the program that learners interact with. It includes a variety of elements: • Appearance of the screen also called look and feel. Some aspects of the look and feel are aesthetic, while others have an impact on learners’ ability to find information.

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