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More About This Title Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual
Michael W. Allen pioneered multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes, bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He is the chairman and CEO of Allen Interactions Inc., which builds universallyacclaimed custom e-learning, provides strategic learning consulting, and trains e-learning professionals in collaboration with ASTD. With a Ph.D. in educational psychology from The Ohio State University, he is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a popular conference speaker, and a prolific writer.
Section 1. Visionary Pioneers Continue to Guide Us.
Reflections on TICCIT (C. Victor Bunderson).
Addressing Diversity in (e-)Learning (Patrick Suppes in conversation with Michael W. Allen).
PLATO, Plasma Screens, and Computer-Based Education (Donald L. Bitzer in conversation with Michael W. Allen).
Section 2. Learning Technology Takes Shape.
Back to the Future of Educational Technology (Fred T. Hofstetter).
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: The Development of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Schools (Peter G. Fairweather).
Reflections on e-Learning: The Long History of a New Idea (Wallace Hannum).
Lessons from the STARS Revisited (Thomas C. Reeves and William D. Aggen).
Reflections on a Four-Decade Search for Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Instruction (M. David Merrill).
Section 3. What Does It All Mean? Pitfalls and Overhauls.
Dreams and Responsibilities: Learning and the New Technologies (Tom Boyle).
Beyond Knowledge Dissemination: Learning to Solve Problems Online (David H. Jonassen).
What's Right and What's Wrong with Online Learning (Greg Kearsley).
Technology and Learning: A Proposal for Adaptive Tutorial Learning (Alfred Bork, Carole A. Bagley, and Xiwen Zhang).
Cheap But Not Tacky: Lessons Learned During e-Learning Adventures (Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan).
Section 4. Are We Lost? Where Do We Go from Here?
Moving e-Learning into the Workplace (Allison Rossett).
The Business Impact of e-Learning (Nick H.M. van Dam).
Lessons Learned . . . and Relearned (Allen Avner).
We're Professionals, Aren't We? What Drives Our Performance? (Will Thalheimer)
A Final Word.
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