E-learning by Design

Premier e-learning book and e-learning design book: E-learning by DesignThis second edition of this premiere e-learning design book offers a comprehensive look at the concepts and processes of designing and developing a successful e-learning program. This practical, down-to-earth resource is filled with clear information and instruction without over simplification. The book helps instructors build customized e-learning programs from scratch—building on core principles of instructional design to: develop meaningful activities and lessons; create and administer online tests and assessments; design learning games and simulations; and implement an individualized program.  (More…)

This e-learning design book is available at Amazon.com.

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Hear some interviews and read some reviews

Listen to an interview of William Horton by David Solon on his podcast series, Twenty for Tech.

Here is an interview of William Horton by Jon Aleckson, president of Web Courseworks.

Here are two recent books reviews. The first one is by Jon Aleckson of WebCourseworks. The second one is by Bill Brandon for Learning Solutions Magazine.

What more people are saying

“Every newcomer to the field will find this edition indispensable, while professionals will find much needed contemporary information to manage the rapid changes happening in our field. Even if you own the first edition, buy this update as soon as possible.” —MICHAEL W. ALLEN, CEO of Allen Interactions, Inc.; author, Michael Allen’s e-Learning Library Series

“Covers the full range of options for presenting learning materials online—including designing useful topics, engaging activities, and reliable tests—and it takes into account the realities and issues of today’s instructional designers, such as social learning and mobile learning.” —SAUL CARLINER, associate professor, Concordia University

“Horton nails it! Perfectly timed, robust, and practical, this second edition of brings together the latest strategies for learning without losing its critical premise—technology enables e-learning, but great design makes it work.” —MARC J. ROSENBERG, e-learning strategist; author, Beyond E-Learning

“An e-learning encyclopedia loaded with detailed guidelines and examples ranging from basic instructional design techniques to the latest applications in games, social media, and mobile-learning. An essential reference for anyone involved in e-learning design, development, or evaluation” —RUTH COLVIN CLARK, author, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction

More about this book

E-Learning by Design is jam-packed with best practices you can apply right away, using tools you already own. This is the guide trainers and educators need on their journey to creating successful e-learning programs.

It also helps readers select media, ensure reuse of content, specify learning objects, design the display, and make courses navigable. But wait, there’s more! E-Learning by Design goes beyond traditional e-learning to include guidance on creating electronic job aids, virtual classroom activities, as well as how to design and integrate mobile & social learning into your e-learning strategy. This is the best e-learning design book you can buy!

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