- Author: George M. Piskurich
- ISBN: 9780787965044
- Year Published: 2003
- Pages: 204
- BISAC: BUS030000, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS/Human Resources & Personnel Management
About the Book and Topic:
Virtual classrooms are filling a lifestyle gap for individuals in many different stages of life and career. For busy professionals and traditional college students alike who want to acquire new skills or a degree, the e-classroom offers convenience and economy. In the past few years, the quality, variety and accessibility of online learning programs has burgeoned. More than two million students will be enrolled in distance learning programs in the U.S. by 2002, according to International Data Corporation. The purpose of this book is to help e-learners help themselves by providing them with information on how to prepare for, participate in, and apply e-learning. This title serves as a companion volume to recently acquired “Preparing Learners for e-learning” which considers the topic from the view of designers, instructors, and administrators. It can also be used as a reference or resource by instructors who are preparing their learners for e-learning. Organizations might buy copies to distribute to their employees before embarking on an e-learning intervention, and vendors might include a copy of the book with e-learning programs that they sell to individuals or groups.
* Strong author and contributors in a burgeoning area of knowledge and relevance. * Offers practical information on how to prepare for an online (synchronous) class. * Shows how to apply what was learned in the online class. * Addresses on-line relationships and group participation. * Gives a thoughtful round-up of comments, hints, and stories from e-learners who have been successful and those who have not.
About the Author
George M. Piskurich is an organizational learning and performance consultant specializing in e-learning interventions, performance analysis, and telecommuting. An active member of both ISPI and ASTD with over twenty-five years of experience in learning technology, he has been a classroom instructor, training manager, instructional designer, and e-learning consultant for multi-national clients and smaller organizations. He has created classroom seminars, OJT mentoring systems, and e-learning interventions. He is the author of numerous books including Rapid Instructional Design (Pfeiffer), Self-Directed Learning: A Practical Guide to Design (Jossey-Bass), and Preparing Learners for e-Learning (Pfeiffer).