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These are e-learning books added in 2004. All books are available from Amazon unless stated otherwise.

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Instant Messaging Rules

Instant Messaging Rules

Nancy Flinn

"Instant Messaging (IM) is quickly replacing e-mail as the electronic communications tool of choice in offices worldwide. Already used by over 100 million people globally, IM will be used more often worldwide than email by 2005. Employees at 70 per cent of U.S. companies are expected to use IM this year - whether the boss knows it or not! But while business and personal interest in IM is exploding, the potential for problems is growing just as fast. The Instant Messaging Handbook addresses the potentially costly legal, regulatory, productivity, security, training, and management challenges that IM brings to the workplace. This timely guide offers workable solutions for establishing and enforcing rules and policies, controlling IM content, deploying security and monitoring technology, maintaining employee productivity, and maximizing the business potential of IM technology A best practices toolkit for workplace IM usage, The Instant Messaging Handbook will help employers keep their organizations out of harm's way, while giving employees access to a cutting-edge, productivity enhancing tool."

Added: 23 November 2004
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Get Messaging: A Complete Guide To Instant Text Messaging

 Messaging: A Complete Guide To Instant Text Messaging

Planet Books Ltd

"Instant, easy, and loads of fun, short text messaging (SMS) is the biggest communications revolution since e-mail. Nearly 17 billion text messages are sent every month from cell phone to cell phone. There's no cooler way to keep in touch! All the rage in Europe and Asia, SMS is quickly gaining popularity in North America as wireless phone providers begin to actively market to savvy consumers. Short Text Messaging is popping up everywhere from TV commercials to ads in popular magazines to billboards across the country. And the publicity push is squarely aimed teens and young adults, not only because SMS is cheaper and more convenient, but, most important, it's private! Get Messaging is the perfect sourcebook for this new communications wave. Because the phones are limited in the number of characters they can transmit, a whole new language using abbreviations and codes have emerged."

Added: 23 November 2004
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Make Training Evaluation Work

Make Training Evaluation Work

Jack J. Philips, Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Toni Kruky Hodges

"Evaluation is a key factor in proving the value of training. Yet many organizations still struggle with implementing a fully functional evaluation program that is integrated throughout the learning process. Make Training Evaluation Work is a book designed to break through this organizational inertia. The book accomplishes its goal by first exposing the real challenges and myths surrounding evaluation. Next the book shows you how to start, organize, develop, and integrate evaluation data into your organization, including sections on how to select the right evaluation model, get needed expertise and resources, and communicate results. Finally, Make Training Evaluation Work gives you the tools to make evaluation an integral valued organizational imperative."

Added: 9 October 2004
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Available from ASTD Store

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The Business Case for e-Learning

The Business Case for e-Learning

Tom Kelly, Nader Nanjiani

"The Business Case for E-Learning is the first book that quantifies productivity gains that organizations may realize from e-learning. Through its unique approach of combining e-communication, e-training, and e-assessment, the book demonstrates case studies of success including one that shows that for every dollar Cisco spent on one specific e-learning initiative in fiscal year 2003, the company received $16 in value."

Added: 21 October 2004
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Available from Cisco Press

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Integrated E-Learning: Implications for Pedagogy, Technology and Organization

Integrated E-Learning: Implications for Pedagogy, Technology and Organization

Wim Jochems (Editor), Jeroen van Merrienboer (Editor), Rob Koper (Editor)

"It is widely recognized that online and e-learning is no longer an exclusive approach used only in distance education and in isolation from traditional education programmes. A real difficulty facing educators and trainers is how to integrate these new learning methods and embed them in established and existing forms of learning, teaching or training. This book forms a serious, in-depth study of the subject and proposes that e-learning is not simply a matter of 'digitizing' traditional materials, but involves a new approach, which must take into account pedagogical, technological and organizational features to form a well-designed education system. A practical focus is maintained throughout, with advice on implementation and case studies drawn from the contributors' considerable experience. Integrated E-Learning is essential reading for anyone wanting to implement, design, develop or deliver e-learning or training courses."

Added: 27 August 2004
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Blended Learning: How to integrate online and traditional learning

Blended Learning: How to integrate online and traditional learning

By Kaye Thorne

"Blended learning" is a workable solution that allows trainers and staff developers to integrate online learning within a broader range of more traditional learning techniques. Demonstrating how old and new methods of improving staff performance and learning can work together to give better results, this work aims to provide an ideal guidebook to creating a new style of training. It shows how the concept of blended learning can be applied most effectively as it helps readers make the first steps into developing a blended training programme."

Added: 27 August 2004
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The Distance Learners Guide (2nd edition)

The Distance Learners Guide (2nd edition)

By Western Cooperative for Educational Technology

"This one-stop reference provides everything the distance learner or prospective distance learner needs to be effective in the on-line learning environment." Published May 2004

Added: 28 July 2004
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Live and online! Tips, Techniques and Ready-to-use Activities for the Virtual Classroom

Live and online! Tips, Techniques and Ready-to-use Activities for the Virtual Classroom

By Jennifer Hofmann

"Text offers ideas for designing effective interactions for the synchronous classroom, ensuring that participants have ample opportunity to collaborate and interact. Explains the use of synchronous tools such as Whiteboard, Chat, Breakout Room, Application Sharing, and Synchronized Web Browsing and more"

Added: 25 June 2004
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How to be a great online teacher

How to be a great online teacher

By Kay Johnson Lehmann

"Online teaching is a relatively new but rapidly growing field that requires a new set of teaching skills. How to Be a Great Online Teacher is designed to supplement and extend training that is already being offered." Published June 2004

Added: 17 June 2004
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Flexible learning in a digital world

Flexible learning in a digital world

By Betty Collis and Jef Moonen

"In our digital age of the Internet and World Wide Web the opportunities to enable truly flexible learning in most educational situations are exciting, challenging and widespread. This book is about learning, teaching and education, and the role that technology plays in bringing about improvements for students, educators and institutions alike. Betty Collis and Jef Moonen present a series of proven and practical guidelines, based on their balanced experience of using technology in education." Published January 2001

Added: 17 June 2004
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Multimedia-based instructional design

Multimedia-based instructional design

By William W Lee and Diana L Owens

"Most training companies develop their training programs in many different technological delivery media, including computer-based, web-based, and distance learning technologies. This unique book demonstrates that the same instructional design process can be used for all media. Using just one process reduces cycle time for course development-and also reduces costs."

Added: 20 May 2004
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The Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere

The Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere

By Brian Alger

"This book is a breakthrough for unleashing the power of new technologies to design authentic and interactive learning experiences. Brian Alger illuminates brilliant new approaches for e-learning and challenges creative thinkers across business, education, government and culture to elevate e-learning to new levels."

Added: 2 May 2004
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Published 2002

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Making sense of online learning

Making sense of online learning

By Patti Shank and Amy Sitze

"Online learning is still in its infancy, and there is a pressing need for resource for those who have little or no background in technology. This book shows how to understand the basics of online learning."

Added: 30 April 2004
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Published: April 2004

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E-Teaching: Creating Web Sites and Student Web Portfolios Using Microsoft PowerPoint

E-Teaching: Creating Web Sites and Student Web Portfolios Using Microsoft PowerPoint

By Jay D'Ambrosio

"E-Teaching: Creating Web Sites and Student Web Portfolios Using Microsoft PowerPoint by Jay D'Ambrosio is just the tool educators need to step into the 21st century of teaching using the electronic resources available to them. This book demystifies the very valuable technological asset of Web design, making it very easy to incorporate into any educational setting. This new resource also details the effectiveness of using Web sites as electronic portfolios that will not only spark student enthusiasm but be used as an effective means of alternative assessment in the classroom"

Added: 31 March 2004
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Published December 2003

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How to Do Everything with Google

How to Do Everything with Google

By Fritz Schneider, Nancy Blachman, Eric Fredricksen

"Get inside the massive search engine and learn how to make Google's enormous power work for you to find exactly what you need. Discover what librarians and researchers know and learn the best tactics and strategies for finding information on the web using Google search. Includes coverage of little-known Google features such as the bargain-searching Froogle, a news service, an image service and more."

Added: 31 March 2004
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Published January 2004

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Relearning to e-learn

Relearning to e-learn

By M S Bowles

"To be published in April 2004, Relearning to E-Learn removes the 'noise and hype' surrounding the field of e-learning and encourages its strategic implementation within corporate and community settings. Relearning to E-learn by Marcus Bowles is an exciting new business and educational title from MUP, to be published in an innovative delivery strategy including digital print on demand (POD) and online access."

Added: 31 March 2004
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Available from website

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Theory and Practice of Online Learning

By Athabasca University

"Theory and Practice of Online Learning, edited by Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi, is concerned with assisting providers of online education with useful tools to carry out the teaching and learning transactions online. It presents, in an easily readable form, the theory, administration, tools, and methods of designing and delivering learning online.

Added: 24 February 2004
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Available to download as a PDF for free or to purchase from the website

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E-Moderating

By Gilly Salmon

"The first edition of E-moderating was published in May 2000. The 2nd edition of E-moderating, published in January 2004, offers something of a renewed and refreshed, rather than changed vision, of the role and training of the online teacher or trainer, the person I call the e-moderator. There is a little more about his or her role in synchronous technologies. There is a new chapter about the future for e-moderating, which I hope will help you better prepare for what's around the corner. I've updated the stories, views, experiences and online reflections of developing e-moderators and I hope their voices continue to shine through."

Added: 15 February 2004
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Details of how to purchase from the website

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E-learning Companion: A student's guide to online success

By Ryan Watkins and Michael Corry

"The first study skills book written for e-learning. This text serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course at any level that demands online technology skills. The E-Learning Companion shows students how to adapt previously mastered skills--such as time management, note taking, or critical thinking--and develop new study habits for the online environment. Students expand their knowledge of troubleshooting and technical terminology and become effective e-learners."

Added: 6 February 2004
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Available from Houghton Mifflin website

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How to plan and manage an e-learning programme

How to plan and manage an e-learning programme

By Roger Lewis and Quentin Whitlock

"Roger Lewis and Quentin Whitlock's How to Plan and Manage an E-learning Programme is a complete guide to best practice on managing the processes, the content and all of the people involved.

Added: 10 January 2004
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Individual Preferences in e-Learning

Individual Preferences in e-Learning

By Howard Hills

"Individual Preferences in e-Learning focuses on the process of e-learning, with the emphasis on learning and individual differences. With a firm rooting in previous research, in particular the author's in-depth knowledge of the MBTIT functions, this book shows you how to make e-learning work for different personality types."

Added: 10 January 2004
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E-learning and the Science of.Instruction: Principles for Designing and Selecting Online Training

E-learning and the Science of.Instruction: Principles for Designing and Selecting Online Training

By Ruth Colvin Clark

"This text offers research-based guidelines and illustrative examples to help e-learning designers construct effective courseware and e-learning consumers select effective courseware. This resource should help those in corporate and collegiate environments charged with the selection or development of effective e-Learning to make decisions based on the research available on human learning and instructional psychology"

Added: 3 January 2004
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Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity

By Etienne Wenger

"This book presents a theory of learning that starts with the assumption that engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we get to know what we know and by which we become who we are. The primary unit of analysis of this process is neither the individual nor social, but the informal 'communities of practice' that people form as they pursue shared enterprises over time."

Added: 3 January 2004
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The Social Life of Information

The Social Life of Information

By John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid

"Information must have some social life; nothing gets around as fast. Many observers actually believe that society's technical zeal is moving too quickly, that we are ignoring human experience in the quest for automation. In The Social Life of Information John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid attempt to moderate the high-tech medium with a human message."

Added: 3 January 2004
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