||April 2, 2012
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In 6 short lessons, you’ll find the solutions to your biggest e-learning questions.
And you’ll discover that e-learning’s really not as tough as it looks.
E-learning 101 is an e-book that will cheer you on, while it shows you the ropes.
It’s just like having your own personal e-learning coach.
Just imagine: no more feeling lost and confused!
This e-learning resource can do three things for you.
1. Save you time – by quickly explaining how everything works (it’s much faster than guessing on your own).
2. Stop you worrying – by replacing your fears with action and progress.
3. Make you more confident – by giving you step-by-step strategies for dealing with the tricky parts.
E-learning 101 can help you if you’re:
• Somewhere between slightly nervous, and frankly terrified
• Frustrated with having to guess about what to do next
• Too busy to wade through enormous books about online learning
• Keen to make progress on your course right now
E-learning is really NOT as tough as it looks!
Introduction: How this manual will help you
At first glance, e-learning seems like a bit of a beast. It looks pretty wild, and maybe even dangerous. No wonder you’re a little nervous.
In reality, e-learning’s not quite so scary. With the right approach, it can be tamed.
If you’re an adult learner who’s new to online learning, this guide’s for you.
We have one main goal here…
To take the worry out of e-learning.
The best way to do that is to give you simple and clear information which answers your most pressing questions.
So this guide contains the core information you need for e-learning success.
And that’s all.
There are plenty of books out there which cover the A-Z of e-learning – from how to choose the right course, to job-hunting strategies when you finish.
You won’t find any of that here. E-learning 101 simply covers the basics. You can worry about the A-Z of e-learning later (if ever).
And because this is an electronic guide, you don’t have to wait weeks for it to arrive on your doorstep. You can stop feeling stressed today.
How to read & apply the lessons
The solutions you’re about to learn can be used straight away.
We’ll cover the 6 areas adult learners struggle with most. Each lesson begins by briefly explaining the nature of a particular problem. I’ll then walk you through a 4 step process for solving it.
This is not a textbook. There’s no passive reading here – in each lesson, you’ll have the chance to apply the strategies to your own situation with Action Steps. The Action Steps will help you to tackle your problems right away – before they get any bigger.
You can note down your answers with a pen and paper as you read, or you can print out this guide, and fill them in as you go.
OK, enough background – let’s get started!
The Right Preparation for E-learning
I've spent decades working with students who struggle to do well in college. Despite their often low self-image, they are smart. What they haven't learned is how to be school smart. And despite all the yipping and yapping (sorry, given the cover of this book, an irresistible pun) about how on line learning is going to be a panacea for precisely this struggling student body, the research I've read suggests that this class of students will struggle just as much with on line learning as they do in a brick and mortar classroom. Precisely the problems that plague them in the classroom, plague them on line--difficulty managing time and staying motivated, along with confusion about what's essential to get done now and what really can wait and the greatest fear of them all, What if I look dumb in public?
Well Dr. Liz Hardy to the rescue! Her book is a wise and witty explanation of what to do in order to make sure that readers don't just sign up for an online course but actually finish it as well.
I personally have been fiddling around thinking about taking an on line course with Coursera,but was nervous in precisely the way she describes:"When you've never used them, the online forums or discussion boards can seem intimidating. They're an invitation to look stupid in public, surely." Once I read her book, though, I just signed up and thought, I can figure it out. I'd call that a testimonial to her smart, albeit somewhat pricey, little book. If you are thinking of taking an on line course or have a kid that is thinking about signing up, get this book. It's worth every penny.
Great E-learning Help!
This is a practical e-book, with some down to earth advice. The mini action plans in each chapter do help you to get moving on your e-learning problems pretty much straight away. They were my favourite part of the e-book. Useful stuff, and not too long!
I love it!
I've recently enrolled in an e-learning course and have found the whole process fairly intimidating. This e-book has really helped me to find my feet and understand just what's expected of a student in the online setting. It's also answered some of the questions I didn't know how to ask - especially around e-learning technology and how to fit in time to study. I'll be recommending this to a couple of friends who are about to enrol, too.
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