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E-ffective Writing for e-Learning Environments Handbook

E-ffective Writing for e-Learning Environments Handbook

Table of Contents 
Welcome to E-ffective Writing for e-Learning Environments320
Introduction: Trends and Challenges for Learning Organizations321

Concept Guide

321

Questions and Goals

322

Key Terms

323

Four Issues Related to e-Learning

323

My Most Pressing Issue... Master Action Plan

324

To Do List

326
Chapter 1: Five Factors for Planning327

Concept Guide

327

Questions and Goals

328

Key Terms

329

5 Key Questions

330

Checklist of Active Learning Strategies

330

Advantages and Disadvantages of e-Learning Environments

331

Decision-making Checklist

332

Five Learning Outcomes

332

Table 1.1: Learning Activities and Formats

333

Learning Style Theories

335

Strategies Related to Learning Domains

335

Morten Flate Paulsen’s Online Teaching Methods and Techniques

336

Evaluation Methods

337

A Case Study: Introduction to Psychology

341

A Value-added Checklist: Key Features of Good e-Learning Environments

343

To Do List

344
Chapter 2: User-Centered Design (Part 1 – Cultural Diversity)345

Concept Guide

345

Questions and Goals

346

Key Terms

347

Design Features

348

Needs Assessment: Sample Survey

348

Learner Profiles

357

Checklist: Evaluating Texts for Language

363

Practice: Suggestions for Improving the e-Text

364

Figure 2.1. Ways of Knowing: Learner Profile and Implications for e-Writing

366

Guidelines for Designing e-Texts for Adults

369

Designing and Evaluating Interactive Materials for Adult Learners

370

Multiple Intelligences and e-Learning

370

To Do List

371
Chapter 3: User-Centered Design (Part 2 – Age, Gender and Accessibility)372

Concept Guide

372

Questions and Goals

373

Key Terms

373

Nielsen’s Accessibility Guidelines

374

Teaching for Diversity Checklist

375

Practice: Make This Site More Accessible

378

Writing for Multiple Intelligences

379

To Do List

380
Chapter 4: Selecting and Evaluating Learning Objects381

Concept Guide

381

Questions and Goals

382

Key Terms

383

Evaluating Learning Objects

383

Merlot’s Peer Review Guidelines

384

Evaluation Rubric for Blue Web’n

386

Standards Checklist

387

To Do List

388
Chapter 5: From Text to e-Text – Message Design389

Concept Guide

389

Questions and Goals

390

Key Terms

391

The Reading Experience

392

Rewrite for Interaction

394

Checklist: Using Hypertexts

395

The Language of Interactivity

396

Adult Learners and Hypermedia Environments

399

Checklist: Goal-driven Information Design

404

Guidelines for Enhancing Readability

406

Sample Storyboard

408

Tips for Chunking Text

408

Chunk This Text

409

Writing for Clarity

411

Checklist for Using Links Effectively

413

To Do List

414
Chapter 6: From Text to e-Text – Resisting Print415

Concept Guide

415

Questions and Goals

416

Key Terms

417

Incorporating Graphical Images

417

Video in Domains of Learning

418

Applying Message Design Guidelines

419

Notes Outline

421

The Environment

422

Presentation Style

422

Tips for Good Presentations

423

When and How to Use Media

424

Orientation Elements in Various Media

425

Checklist for Message Design

426

Re-purpose this Text

428

To Do List

429
Chapter 7: Structuring the e-Learning Environment430

Concept Guide

430

Questions and Goals

431

Key Terms

431

Course Information Checklist

432

Checklist: Planning Steps for e-Learning Environments

433

Selected Domains and Organizing Frameworks

434

To Do List

436
Chapter 8: The Active e-Reader437

Concept Guide

437

Questions and Goals

438

Key Terms

438

Goal-based Scenarios

439

Goal-based Scenarios-Planning Template

444

What Makes a Good Case Environment?

446

Problem-based Planning Template

448

Presentation and Communications Tools

451

Checklist: Visual Elements and Information Hierarchy

454

Rules of Navigation

455

Design Matrix: Interface

456

Design Matrix: Language Specifications

457

Design Matrix: Visual Design

458

To Do List

459
Chapter 9: Usability Testing460

Concept Guide

460

Questions and Goals

461

Key Terms

462

Sample Usability Plan

462

Application for Ethics Approval

464

Consent Form

466

Facility and Facilitator Checklist (2000)

467

Quality Review Checklist

472

Testing Methods

474

Inspection Methods

476

Inquiry Methods

477

Focus Group Protocol

478

Sample Interview Protocol

478

Usability Checklist

480

The Case of Accounting Re-design

487

Data Elements: Some Guiding Questions

491

To Do List

492
Chapter 10: e-Learning Trends – The Mobile Environment493

Concept Guide

493

Questions and Goals

494

Key Terms

495

To Do List

496
A Story of Practice, John Boeglin and Psyce 104 – Procédés psychologiques de base497

Challenges and Trends at the University of Alberta

499

Making a Decision for e-Learning

502

The Planning Process

510

Content and Psyce 104

523

Original Partnership Agreement

528
References533



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