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These are e-learning books added in 2005. All books are available from Amazon unless stated otherwise.

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Podcasting: the ultimate starter kit

Podcasting: the ultimate starter kit

Steve Shipside

Podcasting doesn't require an iPod; anyone with a computer, an MP3 player, or even a phone can play podcasts. 'Podcasting' takes a light-hearted, friendly, and refreshingly jargon-free look at everything you need to know to get started, with a free start-up CD. From the '52 Brilliant Ideas' series - www.52brilliantideas.com

Added: 2 December 2005
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E-Learning: Concepts and Practices

E-Learning: Concepts and Practices

John Gardner and Bryn Holmes

"E-learning is now an essential component of education. Globalization, the proliferation of information and knowledge available on the Internet and the importance of our knowledge-based economy have added a whole new dimension to teaching and learning. As more teachers and students adopt online learning there is a need for resources that will examine and instruct this field. Using examples from around the globe, the Gardner and Holmes provide an in-depth examination of past and future e-learning approaches, and explore the implications of applying e-learning in practice. Topics include: educational evolution; enriching the learning experience; extended learning; empowering learning; evolving theories of learning; emancipatory learning; and creation of e communities. "E-Learning" is essential reading for anyone involved in new technology learning systems, whether expert or new to the area. It will be of particular relevance to those involved in ICT and education modules, and e-learning courses."

Added: 22 November 2005
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Harnessing Knowledge Dynamics: Principled Organizational Knowing and Learning

Harnessing Knowledge Dynamics: Principled Organizational Knowing and Learning

Mark E Nissen

"Harnessing Knowledge Dynamics: Principled Organizational Knowing & Learning" draws from emerging knowledge-flow theory to provide stable principles on which to build a practice of knowledge management. It draws also from diverse, real-world experience to provide operational applications of knowledge-flow principles in practice. The book builds upon theory but targets practice; it takes knowledge known only by a few researchers and shares it with many leaders and managers. It translates what is arcane and controversial today into managerial guidance that is sophisticated yet practical. It complements the many extant management books on strategy, technology, knowledge and systems while addressing a well-recognized and significant void. This book provides 30 principles on which to base the most important decisions and actions in an organization: harnessing knowledge dynamics. Such principled approach defines a unique place for and contribution of the book. This book provides also 30 leadership mandates to make actionable the principles and applications presented in the volume. "

Added: 22 November 2005
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E-Learning Teams and Information Professionals: Translating old skills for new roles

E-Learning Teams and Information Professionals: Translating old skills for new roles

Sarah Currier, Lou McGill, Philippa Levy

"This book offers practical advice and guidance, as well as inspiration, to library and information professionals working within e-learning teams. This book addresses the need to negotiate the challenging landscape of the e-learning project or learning technology support team, by drawing upon the experience of those who have been in this position, and giving an overview of the emerging areas of concern, in language designed to assist the reader in translating for those who are not information professionals, and advocating for those who are."

Added: 22 November 2005
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E-Learning Skills

E-Learning Skills

Alan Clarke

"The popularity of e learning courses those that offer education via the Internet, network, or standalone computer is growing. Such courses benefit both students and educators by offering more flexibility about the place, pace and time at which to study, making education more widely accessible. However, to take advantage of these benefits, students and educators must extend and develop their existing skills. This book covers all the main topics of e learning, has a glossary of e learning terms and includes many practical activities to actively engage the reader. It will be an essential guide for students on e learning courses, and will be of interest to educators and course providers offering such courses."

Added: 30 October 2005
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Learning Rants, Raves and Reflections

Learning Rants, Raves and Reflections

Eliot Masie

"Learning Rants, Raves, and Reflections offers a unique collection of passionate, provocative, and personal stories that show how technology is transforming how we learn today and reveals what we can expect in the future. Written to be highly accessible, this non-technological book about technology provides a general overview of the current world of e-learning and includes real-life case studies, actual examples from organizations, and valuable lessons learned. Learning Rants, Raves, and Reflections also examines the promise and failures e-learning and the evolving tools that are changing the face of training and education. Edited by industry leader Elliott Masie, the book includes seventeen passionate and personal perspectives from today's most respected learning experts. These learning snapshots reflect the current and future state of the industry. Throughout the book, these expert contributors rant (tell of their experiences when learning was thwarted), rave (recount times when learning was enjoyable and successful), and reflect (thoughtfully explore the nature of learning and the learner)."

Added: 21 September 2005
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E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring: Help for the chronically underfunded trainer

E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring: Help for the chronically underfunded trainer

Jane Bozarth

"No matter how limited your training budget may be, e-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring is filled with the nuts-and-bolts information needed to incorporate e-learning solutions into your organization at minimal cost. The book offers myriad strategies for recycling, reusing, and repurposing resources; negotiating reasonable expenses for store bought e-learning products; and incorporating real-world ideas for assembling tools, techniques, and strategies into workplace solutions."

Added: 8 September 2005
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E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers

E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers

Leo Tan and R Subramaniam

"E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers addresses an aspect of Web-based education that has not attracted sufficient attention in the international research literature - that of virtual science centers, the cyberspace annex of traditional science centers. It is the first book to be published on the rapidly advancing field of science education. Addressed to science and technology centers, science museums, and researchers in Web-based education, this book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art developments in this new and emerging field of science education. Written for practitioners by practitioners, the 20 chapters featured in this book represent the contributions of more than 40 authors from over 10 countries - truly an international effort and a veritable gauge of state-of-the-art perspectives. E-Learning and Virtual Science Centers features theoretical issues, design considerations in the setting up virtual science centers, and case studies on various aspects of the field."

Added: 30 August 2005
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Publication Date: May 2005

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Trade secrets of using e-learning in training

Tony Bray

"This report covers every aspect of designing a course - content, design and flow - how to anticipate users' questions and problems, choosing your software supplier and applying the learning. Practical and jargon-free, it is a step-by-step guide to the skills and processes which will enable the reader to design effective e-learning products with confidence."

Added: 12 August 2005
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Publication Date: 1 May 2005, Thorogood Publishing Ltd, Available from the Publisher

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Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies: Unlocking Instructionally-Sound Online Learning

Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies: Unlocking Instructionally-Sound Online Learning

Margaret Driscoll and Saul Carliner

"Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies fills the gap in the literature available on this topic by offering a volume that includes meaningful, applicable, and proven strategies that can take the experienced instructional designer to the next level of web-based training. Written by Margaret Driscoll and Saul Carliner, internationally acclaimed experts on e-learning and information design. Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies provides instructional designers, e-learning developers, technical communicators, students, and others with strategies for addressing common challenges that arise when designing e-learning. Balancing educational theory with the practical realities of implementation, Driscoll and Carliner outline the benefits and limitations of each strategy, discuss the issues surrounding the implementation of these strategies, and illustrate each strategy with short scenarios drawn from real-world online learning programs representing a wide variety of fields including technology, financial services, health care, and government."

Added: 29 July 2005
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Publication Date: 15 June 2005

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Passing the ICT skills test

Passing the ICT skills test

Clive Ferrigan

"All trainee teachers seeking to gain Qualified Teacher Status now need to pass a computerised ICT (information and communication technology) skills test. This test is intended to ensure that everyone qualifying to teach has a good grounding in the use of ICT in the wider context of their professional role as a teacher. This book explains the requirements of the test and helps familiarise trainees with the test environment. It also includes guidance on essential skills and knowledge as well as a comprehensive ICT skills checklist to build trainees' confidence before taking the test. By using this book, you will be able to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested; know what to expect on the day of the test. "

Added: 3 July 2005
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Publication Date: 15 March 2005

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75 e-Learning Activities : Making online learning interactive

75 e-Learning Activities : Making online learning interactive

Ryan Watkins

This invaluable resource can help transform online courses into exciting, meaningful, and active e-learning experiences. 75 e-Learning Activities is filled with scores of e-learning activities and games that offer trainers and instructors a handbook for creating interactive and engaging online courses. Much like the activities and games used in traditional classroom training, these e-learning activities can be used to increase interactivity, engage learners, accomplish learning objectives, develop online relationships, promote active learning, and create learning communities. With many examples available on the CD-ROM for easy online transfer, the activities can help elaborate on course content through the use of online technologies such as chat rooms, email, or discussion boards.

Added: 22 June 2005
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Available from Jossey-Bass website

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Business blogs: A practical guide

Business blogs: A practical guide

Bill Ives and Amanda Watlington

Do you know: What a blog can bring to your business and how successful early adopters are using blogs? How to integrate blogging into your marketing How to choose the right software for your blog? communications mix? How to write compelling copy so that your readership grows? How to make your blog visible using RSS/XML feeds?

Added: 21 May 2005
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Available from website

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Developing e-learning materials: applying user-centred design

Developing e-learning materials: applying user-centred design

Shubhanna Hussein

"This book guides adult learning practitioners through a user-centred approach to designing e-learning resources. Applicable to all subject areas, it provides examples and guidelines for ensuring that e-learning resources meet usability criteria. The book is written specifically for those from a non-technical background and provides case studies from practitioners who are using aspects of the user-centred approach to design e-learning resources for their students. "

Added: 12 May 2005
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Publication Date: February 2005

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Lessons in learning, e-learning, and training: reflections and perspectives for the bewildered trainer

Lessons in learning, e-learning, and training: reflections and perspectives for the bewildered trainer

Roger C Shank

"From Roger C. Schank one of the most highly respected thinkers, writers, and speakers in the training, learning, and e-learning community comes a compelling book of essays that explore the myriad issues related to challenges faced by today's instructional designers and trainers. The essays offer a much-needed perspective on what trainers do, why they do it, and how they do it. Lessons in Learning, e-Learning, and Training serves as a barometer to the issues that often perplex trainers and helps to illuminate three main points: what can and cannot be taught; how people think and learn; and what technology can really effectively provide. In addition, each essay is filled with practical guidance and includes a summary of ideas, tips and techniques, things to think about, checklists, and other job aids."

Added: 12 May 2005
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Publication Date: March 2005

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Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning: Building interactive, fun and effective learning programs for any company

Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning: Building interactive, fun and effective learning programs for any company

Michael Allen

"An industry leader speaks out against boring, ineffective, costly e--learning and provides practical guidelines for creation of powerful, e--learning--based performance solutions. e--Learning is emerging rapidly in schools, businesses, and at home. Millions are being invested in this new, widely available technology purported as the solution to learning challenges. Dr. Michael Allen, commonly considered the father of modern interactive learning, raises concerns about misuses of the technology, missed opportunities, and money wasted on boring, ineffective e--learning. The book offers specific, pragmatic, common--sense approaches to guide the development of successful technology--assisted learning. A free CD--ROM is packed with sample applications. Michael Allen's Guide to e--Learning enables business executives to become discerning e--learning investors and instructional designers to create meaningful performance solutions. "

Added: 12 May 2005
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Publication Date: December 2002

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Learning by Doing: The complete guide to computer-based simulations

Learning by Doing: The complete guide to computer-based simulations

Clark Aldrich

"Designed for learning professionals who are considering implementing simulations or planning a simulations strategy, this book will help lift the fog around this mysterious new training technology. It includes information about computer-based simulations and discusses how to choose, build, procure, and implement these more mature simulation models. This book explores other types of tangential simulations including non-technology role-plays at one extreme and computer games and military flight simulators at another. Finally, this book discusses the innovative simulations that are breaking new ground. Potential role models with reusable frameworks are discussed and deployment and measurement issues are raised."

Added: 24 April 2005
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Publication Date: April 2005, (US) May 2005 (UK)

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The Business of Streaming and Digital Media

The Business of Streaming and Digital Media

Dan Rayburn and Michael Hoch

"This book answers the question, "What is the value of using streaming and digital media for my business and what can I expect in return?" The Business of Steaming and Digital Media gives you a concise and direct analysis of how to implement a scalable, profitable venture, as well as the common and hidden pitfalls to avoid in your business. By focusing on both the business implications and technical differences between rich media and traditional broadcast distribution, you will learn how to gain significant time-to-market and cost-saving advantages by effectively using streaming and digital media technologies."

Added: 7 April 2005
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Available from Focal Press

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Supporting e-learning: a guide for library and information managers

Supporting e-learning: a guide for library and information managers

Maxine Melling

"E-learning is becoming commonplace in academic institutions. To date e-learning has been used as an alternative medium in the delivery of established content; however, it is also becoming a vehicle for much wider ranging developments, including a change in the relationship between teachers and those responsible for learner support. Increasingly library and information services are directly involved in the development of e-content and in delivering services to support e-learning. Thus it is affecting all aspects of library service provision in education. This management guide takes a practical and strategic approach to providing quality services in an e-learning environment. It will help managers understand e-learning and, more importantly, help them exploit the full potential of this new area for their service. Contributions from leading managers and practitioners address the range of operational issues that managers should consider in supporting e-learning, and provide case studies in order to demonstrate how the theory can be translated into practice. This book is essential reading for all managers of library and information services involved with policy and service development issues, from senior to team managers. It will also be insightful for new professionals and students"

Added: 27 March 2005
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Publication Date: February 2005

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E-Learning QUICK Checklist

E-Learning QUICK Checklist

Badrul Khan

"E-Learning QUICK Checklist walks readers through the various factors important to developing, evaluating and implementing an open, flexible and distributed learning environment. This book is designed as a quick checklist for e-learning. It contains many practical items that the reader can use as review criteria to check if e-learning modules, courses and programs provide the level of services that learners (or consumers) should expect. Items in the checklist encompass critical dimensions of e-learning environment, including; pedagogical, technological, interface design, evaluation, management, resource support, ethical, and institutional. Throughout the E-Learning QUICK Checklist, various critical e-learning and blended-learning factors are presented as questions or items that you can ask yourself when planning, designing, evaluating and implementing e-learning and/or blended-learning modules, courses and programs."

Added: 27 March 2005
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Publication Date: February 2005

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Educating the Net Generation

Educating the Net Generation

Diana G Oblinger and James Oblinger

"The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised-one that is decidedly different from that which existed when faculty and administrators were growing up. This collection explores the Net Gen and the implications for institutions in areas such as teaching, service, learning space design, faculty development, and curriculum. Contributions by educators and students are included."

Added: 28 February 2005
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Available in PDF and in HTML formats from Educause website

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Preparing Educators for Online Writing Instruction: Principles and Processes

Preparing Educators for Online Writing Instruction: Principles and Processes

Beth L. Hewett and Christa Ehmann

"Educators need new skills for teaching in the ever-evolving online environment, and departments need approaches to such technology that empower instructors and students both. Drawing on current thinking in rhetoric and composition, adult education, and e-learning, and incorporating their own experiences with a variety of online instructional contexts, including the online learning provider Smarthinking, Inc., the authors demonstrate how five important pedagogical principles-investigation, immersion, individualization, association, and reflection-can inform effective online instructor training, independent of the platform being used."

Added: 10 February 2005
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Available at NCTE Website

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The Connecticon: Learning for the connected generation

The Connecticon: Learning for the connected generation

Frank Rennie and Robin Mason

"This book makes the case that the changes brought about by the connectivity of the Internet have so transformed the nature of post secondary learning that we need to view it differently. Both the content and the processes of learning have been profoundly altered because of the accessibility of information and the multi-way interactivity provided by the Internet. We call this new phenomenon 'the Connecticon' - which encompasses the paradigm created by the infrastructure, the content, the multiple connection devices of the Web, as well as by the hyper-interactivity of the connected generation for whom attention is the new currency. It is the aim of this book to identify and document the Connecticon - its nature, its impact and its implications. We will do this in the broad domain of learning, though a similar study could be carried out in commercial, social or political fields."

Added: 8 February 2005
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Published: December 2004

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Blog; Understanding the Information Revolution that's changing your world

Blog; Understanding the Information Revolution that's changing your world

Hugh Hewit

 

Added: 28 January 2005
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Published: January 2005

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The complete idiot's guide to creating a web page and blog

The complete idiot's guide to creating a web page and blog

Paul McFedries and Mikal E Belicove

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page and Blog, Sixth Edition, will help anyone build and maintain an Internet web site or blog. Coverage includes: straightforward, step-by-step instructions for building a basic web page or blog from the ground up; copious examples that illustrate each new concept; coverage of all the important HTML tags; tips on using fonts, colors, images, and writing for the web; extensive blog-specific information to introduce readers to this new and exciting technology and medium; simple, non-technical instructions for incorporating tables, forms, style sheets, and JavaScripts; and a Webmaster's Toolkit on a companion CD-ROM, providing everything the reader needs to get started, including all of the example files used in the book."

Added: 28 January 2005
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Published: November 2004

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Online learning: concepts, strategies and applications

Online learning: concepts, strategies and applications

Nada Dabbagh and Brenda Bannan-Ritland

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Added: 26 January 2005
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Published: May 2004

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Collaboration Online: Learning together in community

Collaboration Online: Learning together in community

Rena M Palloff and Keith Pratt

"Collaborating Online provides practical guidance for faculty seeking to help their students work together in creative ways, move out of the box of traditional papers and projects, and deepen the learning experience through their work with one another. Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt draw on their extensive knowledge and experience to show how collaboration brings students together to support the learning of each member of the group while promoting creativity and critical thinking. Collaborating Online is the second title in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning. This series helps higher education professionals improve the practice of online teaching and learning by providing concise, practical resources focused on particular areas or issues they might confront in this new learning environment."

Added: 26 January 2005
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Published: November 2004

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Online Education using Learning Objects

Online Education using Learning Objects

Rory McGreal

"E-learning is growing at a rapid rate both in the fields of education and training. Greater emphasis on online learning has given rise to increased interest in the modularization and packaging of course materials into what is becoming knowns as 'learning objects' (the 'building blocks' of online learning courses and programs, which may be adapted and reused in different contexts). This book provides a synopsis of the state of the art in the field of learning objects and metadata (data about data), with introductory articles to the subject for beginners followed by more specific articles explaining more difficult concepts and introducing relevant applications. It maintains a practical focus, and provides case-studies of some of the more exciting learning object applications being developed"

Added: 26 January 2005
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Published: July 2004

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E-Learning Skills

E-Learning Skills<

Alan Clarke

"The popularity of e learning courses those that offer education via the Internet, network, or standalone computer is growing. Such courses benefit both students and educators by offering more flexibility about the place, pace and time at which to study, making education more widely accessible. However, to take advantage of these benefits, students and educators must extend and develop their existing skills. This book covers all the main topics of e learning, has a glossary of e learning terms and includes many practical activities to actively engage the reader. It will be an essential guide for students on e learning courses, and will be of interest to educators and course providers offering such courses."

Added: 26 January 2005
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