History Origins During World War II, a considerable amount of training materials for the military were developed based on the principles of instruction, learning, and human behavior. Tests for assessing a learner’s abilities were used to screen candidates for the training programs. 1946 – Edgar Dale’s Cone of Experience In 1946, Dale outlined a hierarchy of instructional methods and their effectiveness. Mid-1950s through mid-1960s - The Programmed Instruction Movement Early 1960s - The Criterion-Referenced Testing Movement Robert Glaser first used the term “criterion-referenced measures” in 1962. 1965 - Domains of Learning, Events of Instruction, and Hierarchical Analysis 1967 - Formative Evaluation In 1967, after analyzing the failure of training material, Michael Scriven suggested the need for formative assessment – e.g., to try out instructional materials with learners (and revise accordingly) before declaring them finalized. See also
239 Tips for Producing and Managing Flash-based e-Learning ContentApril 24, 2008 In February and March, 2008, The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips for producing and managing Flash-based e-Learning. A total of 147 members responded to the survey, contributing 239 usable tips on 28 products (17 of which were not included in the original list). The tips range in length from one-sentence ideas all the way up to multi-page discourses. Some are very basic in nature, and others are quite advanced. These tips were different from past surveys in one significant way: Many of them contain detailed ActionScript code that will help you solve common problems. This FREE Digital eBook would not have been possible were it not for a generous contribution to its development from these sponsors: If you're not familiar with their products for e-Learning, or if you haven't checked them out lately, we encourage you to take a look at your earliest convenience. The content of all Guild eBooks is FREE.
144 Tips on Synchronous e-Learning Strategy + ResearchMay 29, 2008 The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips relating to strategies for effectively creating, managing, and using synchronous e-Learning. Members could submit tips relating to any or all of five different categories. As is usual in our past surveys, the tips range in length from one-sentence ideas all the way up to multi-page discourses. You will find tips in these categories... Blending Synchronous Learning with Other Learning Modalities Designers of Synchronous Presentations, Courses, and Webinars Managers Who Lead Synchronous Learning Efforts Synchronous Speakers and Instructors Technical Production, Planning, and Preparation This FREE Digital eBook would not have been possible were it not for a generous contribution to its development from Adobe. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download because of its size (58 pages in PDF format, ~3MB).
65 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your e-Learning BudgetMay 22, 2009 Contributing Editor, Marcia Conner This eBook on maximizing your e-Learning development budget demonstrates the ingenuity of our industry and our commitment to learn all-ways. Special THANKS! Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download because of its size (37 pages in PDF format, ~2MB).Videoconferencing Cookbookbrought to you by the Video Development Initiative COPYRIGHT Video Development Initiative (ViDe) et al, 2004-5 This work is the intellectual property of ViDe and the authors. Incorporation of all or portions of the Cookbook into other electronic, online or hard copy works is not allowed. March, 2005
98 Tips for Selecting and Working with e-Learning Service ProvidersJune 23, 2009 Contributing Editor, Marcia Conner Thinking broadly, leveraging our resources and cultivating strong networks make sound business sense. Fortunately many e-Learning professional services providers have stepped up to become more like trusted business partners than shortsighted vendors of years past. Special THANKS! Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download (41 pages in PDF format, ~2MB).Educating the Net GenerationThe 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. Diana G. Please Note: This PDF contains the entire book with embedded hyperlinks of URLs, endnotes, and index terms, plus bookmarks to all chapters and sections. Table of Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Index Copyright Information Authors retain the copyright to their intellectual content, with EDUCAUSE owning the copyright to the collected publication.
75 Tips to Reduce eLearning CostsJune 17, 2011 Contributing Editor, Patti Shank, Ph.D. In this complimentary eBook, eLearning Guild members reveal imaginative ways to cut eLearning costs, and share insights on how to optimize your resources to get the job done more efficiently and effectively, without sacrificing quality. See how others are doing amazing things with limited budgets, and how innovative cost-saving ideas can help you do more with less. Discover cost-saving tips in the following areas: eLearning Courses Design & Development Tools Project Management Learning Management Systems Staffing / Vendors Offshoring Professional Development Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, this document could take a few moments to download (27 pages in PDF format, ~2.3MB).
58 Tips for Breakthrough eLearning Instructional DesignApril 5, 2012 Contributing Editor, Chris Benz Instructional Design (ID) is — or at least should be — the foundation for effective eLearning. Whether you are new to ID or have been designing eLearning for a while, it’s easy to get stuck in certain ways of doing things. This complimentary eBook draws on the ideas and experience of 14 ID experts who are leading sessions that are part of The eLearning Guild’s May 2012 Online Forum on “eLearning Instructional Design: Advanced and Breakthrough Techniques.” ResearchDesignDevelopmentProject management Complete the form below and download the report today! All fields are required