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Learning Design: A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training [Hardcover]

By Rob Koper (Editor) & Colin Tattersall (Editor)
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E-learning is still in its infancy. This can be seen both in the limited pedagogical quality and lack of portability of e-learning content, and in the lack of user-friendly tools to exploit the opportunities offered by current technologies. To be successful, e-learning must offer effective and attractive courses and programmes to learners, while at the same time providing a pleasant and effective work environment for staff members who have the task to develop course materials, plan the learning processes, provide tutoring, and assess performance.To overcome these deficiencies, the IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. released the Learning Design Specification in 2003. With Learning Design it is possible to develop and present advanced, interoperable e-learning courses embracing educational role and game playing methods, problem-based learning, learning community approaches, adaptivity and peer coaching and assessment methods.In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design. The result is a rich and lasting source of information for both e-learning course and tool developers, providing information about the specification itself, how to implement it in practice, what tools to use, and what pitfalls to avoid. The book not only reports first experiences, but also goes beyond the current state of the art by looking at future prospects and emerging applications.

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Pages   412
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.66 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 19, 2005
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540228144  
ISBN13  9783540228141  

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More About Rob Koper & Colin Tattersall

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rob Koper is Director of R&D Learning Technologies and member of the Management Team of the Educational Technology Expertise Centre (OTEC) of the Open University of The Netherlands. Results: EML (Educational Modelling Language), IMS Learning Design, models for competency based learning, personalised instruction, web-based learning environments, XML based authoring environments (design, editing, content management), pedagogical meta-models and new generative models for building personalised curricula). Leader of new 5 year programme into Self-Organized Learning Networks.

Colin Tattersall studied Computational Science before working on his PhD at the Computer Based Learning Unit at Leeds University. He subsequently moved to The Netherlands to work for the R&D arm of one of the major Dutch telecommunications operators. There, he investigated new technologies in the area of sales and marketing support systems, publishing several articles and participating in technology dissemination and consultancy exercises. In the mid-nineties, he moved into the software industry, working as Product Manager for a company specializing in (XML-based) support systems for knowledge-intensive processes. In mid 2002 he joined The Open University of The Netherlands as an educational technologist, where his responsibilities cover work related to innovation in e-learning and learning technology standardisation.

Rob Koper was born in 1957 and has an academic affiliation as follows - The Open University of the Netherlands.

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