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The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

November 21, 2013

This year, I had the great privilege, in my position as Chair of the eLN, to have edited and co-authored the eLN’s first ever book, The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual, published by Wiley.really useful elearning instruction manual

The book features contributions from world leading experts in all aspects of elearning and was a fantastic excuse to work with people whom I respect enormously. We wanted the book to be practical, useful and to contribute to the advancement of our industry through best practice. The book covers the basics of ‘what is elearning’ and selling it to your organisation through to more advanced topics such as game-based learning (from the newly anointed Dr Ben Betts – congratulations on your PhD Ben!) and social learning.

Here’s what the publisher says about it:

 “Technology has revolutionised every aspect of our lives and how we learn is no exception. The trouble is, the range of elearning technologies and the options available can seem bewildering. Even those who are highly experienced in one aspect of elearning will lack knowledge in some other areas. Wouldn’t it be great if you could access the hard-won knowledge, practical guidance and helpful tips of world-leading experts in these fields? Edited by Rob Hubbard and featuring chapters written by global elearning experts: Clive Shepherd, Laura Overton, Jane Bozarth, Lars Hyland, Rob Hubbard, Julie Wedgwood, Jane Hart, Colin Steed, Clark Quinn, Ben Betts and Charles Jennings – this book is a practical guide to all the key topics in elearning, including: getting the business on board, building it yourself, learning management, blended, social, informal, mobile and game-based learning, facilitating online learning, making the most of memory and more.”

And here’s a summary of the chapters:

  1. So What is eLearning? – Clive Shepherd
  2. Getting the Business on Board – Laura Overton
  3. Build In-House, Buy Off -the-Shelf or Outsource? – Jane Bozarth
  4. Production Processes – Making it Happen! – Lars Hyland
  5. Making the Most of Memory – Rob Hubbard
  6. Blended Learning – Julie Wedgwood
  7. Informal and Social Learning – Jane Hart
  8. Facilitating Live Online Learning – Colin Steed
  9. Mobile Learning – Clark Quinn
  10. Game-Based Learning – Ben Betts
  11. Learning Management – Charles Jennings

A substantial amount of the profits will go to the eLN for the benefit of the whole elearning community. You can buy yours direct from Wiley and get a 15% discount with the code VBF11. It’s also available from Amazon in hard copy and as a Kindle version (of course!).

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