Book release: Written by Kenneth Fee, Delivering E-Learning describes a new and better way of understanding e-learning.
Ken took some time out recently to give :e-LearningNow: a little more insight into his new book.
Vendors, techies, jargon, standards – these are some of the targets of my controversial new book, Delivering E-learning.
Among the arguments the book puts forward are:
Vendors have misled clients, promoted simplistic, ineffective models of e-learning, and effectively set back the application of digital technologies to the learning and development market. The phrase used in the book is that they have vandalised the market.
Techies have failed to help new comers, the community of learning and development professionals, understand their discipline.
E-learning is blighted by a surfeit of techie jargon, which serves to mystify the subject and confuse users.
Vendors and techies have placed disproportionate emphasis on e-learning technology standards, when the truth is these are not very relevant to learning and development.
These arguments are expanded in the book.
You will also find a detailed explanation of exactly what e-learning is (and isn’t), including contextual discussion of the digital age, how e-learning represents a natural progression of learning and development, and consideration of e-learning’s different components. The book also offers the first exposition, and a unique analysis, of the five models of e-learning.
E-learning strategy is a key theme, with a step-by-step guide to how to devise and implement an e-learning strategy, including e-learning design tips and how to evaluate e-learning.
There is a glossary of technical terms, an annotated bibliography, an illustrative project, a virtual round table discussion, and more. The book concludes with a look at the future of e-learning.
Delivering eLearning is available to purchase from Amazon .