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A Context for Performance (Results) Based Training

  1. Embracing evaluation
  2. Information is not Instruction!
  3. Blended Learning vs. Blundered Training
  4. web site: The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

Learner-Centered Delivery Skills and Systems

  1. Practice Makes Performance
  2. Certified Performance Technologist
  3. Know thy learner: The importance of context in e-learning design
  4. web site: Big Dog's Bowl of Biscuits

Delivery Skills that Facilitate Performance

  1. E-Learning 101: Tips to make e-learning stick
  2. Applying Cognitive Strategies to Instructional Design
  3. web site: William Horton Consulting
  4. web site: The MASIE Center

The Importance of Feedback, Reinforcement, and Motivational Incentives

  1. The Ten Ironies of Motivation
  2. Instructional Design: Does it really matter?
  3. web site: Thiagi.com
  4. web site: The Bob Pike Group

Using Media-Based Delivery Systems

  1. Designing web-based telemedicine training for military health care providers
  2. Evaluating WBT: Seven lessons from the field
  3. web site: United States Distance Learning Association
  4. web site: ElementK

Selecting Methods That Compliment Delivery Systems

  1. When Choosing Training, the Medium Depends on the Message
  2. Re-Visioning Instructional Design
  3. web site: The Training Oasis
  4. web site: The eLearning Guild

Evaluation Related to Training Delivery Systems

  1. Challenges inherent in designing any evaluation
  2. Selecting and implementing computer-based training
  3. Does the delivery method matter?
  4. Training for the long run

Emerging Trends in Instructional Delivery Systems

  1. Online distance education - "anytime, anywhere" but not for everyone
  2. The brave new world of eLearning
  3. web site: IACET.com
  4. web site: FastCompany.com



Learner-Centered Delivery Skills and Systems

Know thy learner: The importance of context in e-learning design

Moises Sheinberg is the president of a consulting agency specializing in developing and delivery of e-learning courses. In this article he explains that knowing the intended audience of your learning material will help shape the design of the program.

While content and valid learning objectives are certainly important to a successful e-learning program, the audience needs to be considered more than in traditional learning environments. If the learner doesn't have the necessary computer skills and confidence, it is going to be difficult for him to complete the training without becoming frustrated. Language is more important because there isn't the ability for clarification like there is in a traditional classroom.

Online learners need to have more self-motivation than may be required of traditional learners. The distance involved requires the learner to take on more of the learning responsibly.

How learners will access the e-learning needs to be considered before designing the program. If learners are limited by Internet bandwidth or computer speed, animations, video and sound must limited as well.

Sheinberg, M., (October, 2001). Know Thy Learner: The Importance of Context in E-Learning Design. Learning Circuits. Retrieved May 15, 2003 from: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/oct2001/elearn.html


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