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5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with Knowledge!
E-learning expert Roger C. Schank describes the secrets of a good e-learning program. He emphasizes using e-learning to train in-house employees, although his methods could work in any setting. Schank clearly establishes the basic principle that makes e-learning work: learning by doing. He outlines methods using scenarios and simulations that permit the learner to put new...
Published on 10 April 2003 by Rolf Dobelli

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2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks depth
Looking at the list of chapters provided on the Amazon web site I was very excited by this book particularly the chapter "WHY GOOD E-LEARNING IS NOT CHEAPER OR FASTER TO BUILD THAN TRADITIONAL TRAINING". However when I got the book I was unable to find anything about it?
The book is a good easy read giving examples of good and bad practice, unfortunately...
Published on 21 Jun. 2002 by R Beaumont


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2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks depth, 21 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Designing World-Class E-Learning: How IBM, GE, Harvard Business School and Columbia University Are Succeeding at E-Learning (Hardcover)
Looking at the list of chapters provided on the Amazon web site I was very excited by this book particularly the chapter "WHY GOOD E-LEARNING IS NOT CHEAPER OR FASTER TO BUILD THAN TRADITIONAL TRAINING". However when I got the book I was unable to find anything about it?
The book is a good easy read giving examples of good and bad practice, unfortunately mainly in the less academic areas of learning. The author is very bold in telling us what the students think of his course, a nice touch of humility!
Unfortunately there is little in the way of references or detail - much empirical research has been done on this topic now.
The best bit of the book I felt was the postscript. He describes what everyone knows about university teachers - implying there should be teachers and researcher - nice to see it in print at last and also touches the doing / learning issue. Basically a book which promises much but actually delivers little. How about a sequal with the missing content and chapter in it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with Knowledge!, 10 April 2003
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This review is from: Designing World-Class E-Learning: How IBM, GE, Harvard Business School and Columbia University Are Succeeding at E-Learning (Hardcover)
E-learning expert Roger C. Schank describes the secrets of a good e-learning program. He emphasizes using e-learning to train in-house employees, although his methods could work in any setting. Schank clearly establishes the basic principle that makes e-learning work: learning by doing. He outlines methods using scenarios and simulations that permit the learner to put new ideas into practice immediately. He's a little too fond of failing and trying over as a learning method, when one might learn just as well by studying others' failures and successes. However, he supports his approach with education-based examples that demonstrate how children learn, along with an inside look at IBM and GE programs. Visuals in the book show the computer screen in a teaching mode as displayed to the user, so you see how your e-learning material should look, whether on a Web site or on a local intranet. We from getAbstract recommend this solid hands-on instruction manual for training and development managers, and for those who are building e-learning experiences.
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