E-Learning Handbook and Top 100 Tools for Learning

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies in UK offers several free information service about e-learning trends, technologies, and tools on its Web site.   One of the valuable online resources is the E-Learning Handbook written by Jan Hart, Head of the Centre.  According to Jane, the Handbook is written for those who want to create and deliver e-learning and performance solutions themselves quickly, easily and cost-effectively.  The E-Learning Handbook has six parts and each part contains a number of topics.  Also, each topic provides links to examples, resources, and reading lists.  The six major parts of the Handbook are:

  1. The trends
  2. Managing your own learning
  3. Creating informational and performance support materials
  4. Creating and delivering presentations
  5. Creating formal learning solutions
  6. Connecting people

I enjoy reading the E-Learning Handbook and think it is a great reference for e-learning professionals.  Also, it provides excellent reading materials for students who wants to learn about e-learning.  Thanks to Jane, the handbook is free and available online.  I am sure my students will benefit from the E-Learning Handbook.

In addition to the E-Learning Handbook, the Centre also comes up an interesting list, Top 100 Tools for Learning 2007.  The list was based on a survey conducted in July and August of 2007.  The learning professionals (consultants, analysts, developers, practitioners, academics, etc.) were asked to list their top 10 favorite tools for learning or for creating and delivering learning for others.  After reading the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2007, I am not surprised at all with the results and I agree with most of the selection since I have used or tried out most of these tools in creating or delivering learning.  If you have not read the list and wonder what are the top 100 tools for learning, you can read the list online and make your own judgment.

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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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4 Responses to E-Learning Handbook and Top 100 Tools for Learning

  1. Jane Hart says:

    Steve

    Thank you for highlighting the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2007 list we compiled last year from the Top 10 Tools contributions of 109 learning professionals

    I’d like to invite you – and other interested educators – to share your Top 10 Tools for Learning this year to help build the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008?

    If you would like to do so, you can find full details at http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/yours.html

    I look forward to hearing from you

    Jane

  2. wanda moye says:

    As, I strive to complete this class, I am excited at the new possibilities in technology. This year I am teaching three computer applications classes. The state objectives basically cover using Microsoft Office products. However, I have already had my students create a blog using blogger for journaling, an e-mail account for homework, and a Microsoft movie from photographs and we will use YouTube, if allowed.

    This class is the shot in the arm that I needed. I feel it is essential to offer new things to our students to help them keep up with the real world. Most applications can be learned if you have a little time to work through mishaps and mistakes. However, it is clear that many students already use social networks and technological devices.

    For educators, I have shared the Slideshare web 2.0 tool. They are excited to create a powerpoint and put it on the internet for all students to use. It is also a great way to see what other professionals have on the internet. Some of the other software media, I have yet to experience. However, before the semester is over, I will have attempted each item on Dr. Yuen’s list.

    Learning by discovery is the best way. You remember it and your imagination can take you places you never dreamed of. Although at first, the learning curve seems a little step, once you have master the protocol and structured of the new software, you can save lots of time. Every teacher knows that time is of the essence. While one child is reinforcing an objective by watching a video, or slide presentation, then the teacher can facilitate the learning of another child who may need extra help.

    Eventually teachers will fall in love with all this new technology.

  3. 陳旭能 says:

    E-Learning Handbook依本文所提可分為以下六項應用功能:
    1.是一項使用趨勢。2.個人學習管理。3.資訊創新與成果展現。4.創造與傳遞呈現。5.一般學習解答編輯。6.對外聯繫。
    基於以上六項功能,E-Learning Handbook之價值乃在整合傳統學習上之「筆記方式、報告方式、研讀方式與傳遞方式等四項學習模式」,將該四項本為分別獨立且須藉由不同工具之運用來完成之學習步驟,透過科技與網路加以整合,以提高學習者學習效率。以企業人才培訓而言;在流通業領域廣泛運用之POS系統,其最新一代設備亦已能提供訓練操作功能,其系統內部所登錄之銷售情報資訊,不但能提供學員免於以紙筆記錄訂銷存資料,且在資料分析、呈現方面,亦均能由學員自行選取編輯成各項圖表模式,尤其其即時傳遞資訊之功能,除了門市操作訂貨資料省力化之外,在人員訓練之用途上並有內部傳送演練成果之作業功能。

  4. 陳旭能 says:

    E-Learning Handbook依本文所提可分為以下六項應用功能:
    1.是一項使用趨勢。2.個人學習管理。3.資訊創新與成果展現。4.創造與傳遞呈現。5.一般學習解答編輯。6.對外聯繫。
    基於以上六項功能,E-Learning Handbook之價值乃在整合傳統學習上之「筆記方式、報告方式、研讀方式與傳遞方式等四項學習模式」,將該四項本為分別獨立且須藉由不同工具之運用來完成之學習步驟,透過科技與網路加以整合,以提高學習者學習效率。以企業人才培訓而言;在流通業領域廣泛運用之POS系統,其最新一代設備亦已能提供訓練操作功能,其系統內部所登錄之銷售情報資訊,不但能提供學員免於以紙筆記錄訂銷存資料,且在資料分析、呈現方面,亦均能由學員自行選取編輯成各項圖表模式,尤其其即時傳遞資訊之功能,除了門市操作訂貨資料省力化之外,在人員訓練之用途上並有內部傳送演練成果之作業功能。

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