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Designing Web-Based Training How to Teach Anyone Anything Anywhere Anytime

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ISBN-10: 047135614X

ISBN-13: 9780471356141

Edition: 2000

Authors: William K. Horton

List price: $49.99
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Presented in a user-friendly manner, this book tackles web-based training, using text backed up with illustrations and examples. It walks the reader through the design and set up of a web-based training system.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 6.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

FAQ about this book
Should I Buy this Book?
Should I Read this Book?
Do I Have to be a Programmer to Read this Book?
How Should I Read this Book?
Is this Another One of those Tools-for-fools Books?
So What is this Book?
Who are you to Give Advice?
Isn't WBT too New for Clear Advice?
Won't this Advice Limit me?
How is the Book Organized?
Are the Examples Real?
Who is Responsible for this Book?
Meet Web-Based Training
What is Web-Based Training?
What Does WBT Change?
WBT is Just in Time for Just-In-Time Training
WBT is Well Under Way
Why do YOU Want to Use WBT?
Design First, Last, and in Between
Let People Learn as They Always Have
In Closing
Evaluate WBT
The Ideal Use of WBT
Advantages of WBT
Disadvantages of WBT
Estimating Costs
In Conclusion
Pick an Approach
Choose the Kind of Course
Consider Alternatives to Pure WBT
Set Technology Standards
Consider a Metaphor
Name Courses Carefully
In Conclusion
Build the Framework
What is a Course Framework?
Tell Learners About the Course
Register Learners Efficiently
Run the Course Smoothly
Provide Needed Resources
Acknowledge Success
Gather Feedback
Add Access Mechanisms
Help Learners over Hurdles
In Conclusion
Organize Learning Sequences
Pick From Common Lesson Structures
Create Building Blocks for Lessons
Design Your Own Learning Sequences
In Closing
Activate Learning
What are Learning Activities?
Use Common Learning Activities
Convert Classroom Activities
Make Your Activities Work Better
In Conclusion
Test and Exercise Learning
Do Web-Based Tests Work?
Plan Testing Carefully
Select the Right Type of Question
Explain the Test
Design Effective Questions
Sequence Test Questions Effectively
Give Meaningful Feedback
Improve Testing
Prevent Cheating
Consider Alternatives to Tests
In Closing
Promote Collaboration
Decide Whether to Use Collaboration
Determine the Kinds of Collaboration Mechanisms
Implement Collaboration Policies
Pick Specific Collaboration Mechanisms
Provide Complete Instructions
Publish a Guide for Message Writers
Moderate Discussion Groups
Prevent Common Problems
Motivate Participation
In Closing
Teach in the Virtual Classroom
Why Create a Virtual Classroom?
Attend to Human Factors
Hold a Pre-Class Get-Together
Publish a Comprehensive Syllabus
Prepare Learners to Participate
Manage Collaborative Activities
Teach the Class, Don't Just Let It Happen
Conduct Live Events
Stay in Touch After the Class
In Closing
Motivate Learners
Does Motivation Matter?
Set Clear Expectations
Require Commitment
Feature the WIIFM
Make WBT Fun and Interesting
Offer Bribes (Explicit External Rewards)
Pace and Prompt Learners
Provide Encouraging Feedback
Build a Learning Community
Intervene with Unmotivated Learners
Redeem Troublemakers
In Closing
Go Global
The Challenge of Global Training
General Strategies for Going Global
Avoid Covert National Chauvinism
Make Numbers Easy to Understand
Be Careful When Showing People
Make Media Global, Too
Encourage Learners to Form "Nations"
Display and Print as Intended
Write in International English
Practice International Netiquette
Bon Voyage
In Closing
Overcome Technical Hurdles
Technical Complexity Bars Effective Training
Plan for Technical Support
Lower the Hurdles
Solve Problems Before the Course Starts
Support Learners During the Course
Test Your Course
Identify Sources of Support
In Closing
Venture Beyond Courses
Job aids
Guided tours
Field trips
In closing
Contemplate the Future
WBT will break out of technical training
Standards will muddle along
WBT will develop a marketplace
Education and training will merge
Training and publications will merge
The classroom will blossom
Gizmania will run out of batteries
WBT (and this book) will disappear