Summary of The AMA Handbook of E-Learning

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The AMA Handbook of E-Learning book summary
First, be sure e-learning is right for your organization. Then focus on planning and creating a receptive audience.

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If your organization is considering e-learning or if your management team thinks everyone needs to get on the e-learning bandwagon, you have been waiting for this book. Making the organizational transition to e-learning is a huge undertaking that affects almost every aspect of your company. This handbook, edited by George M. Piskurich, includes chapters by 30 experts in the field. It guides you through the process of establishing e-learning programs. It starts with needs analysis to see if e-learning is right for your business and then details a step-by-step approach for developing, implementing and maintaining an e-learning program. getAbstract.com highly recommends this volume; it is packed with useful, relevant, specific information, experience and guidance.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to determine if e-learning is right for your organization
  • How to create an effective e-learning program, including overcoming obstacles and reaping benefits
  • How to determine if your employees are ready for e-learning
  • What staff you need to create an in-house e-learning program
 

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What Is E-Learning?
E-learning means delivering training via a computer network or the Internet. This can include virtual synchronous classroom delivery ("live" on the Internet from a virtual classroom); virtual asynchronous classroom delivery (users take courses online, but not necessarily...
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About the Author

George M. Piskurich is an expert on e-learning design and organizational training and development. He is also the author of The ASTD Handbook of Training Design and Delivery and other books related to learning. Thirty leading experts contributed chapters to this book.


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