Does the "e" in your e-learning stand for
"excruciatingly boring" or "effectively engaging”? E-Learning should put
people into action, transforming passive reading and watching to active
seeking, selecting, and creating knowledge. Learn how to make e-learning
as engaging and effective as the best classroom training—maybe even more
See easy and inexpensive techniques that
require little technology or advanced expertise. Learn to design and
specify games and puzzles, brainstorming sessions, Webinars, drills,
scavenger hunts, virtual field trips, story-sharing sessions, virtual
laboratories, online museums, hands-on practice, role-playing scenarios,
social simulations, e-consultants, job simulations, and other engaging
activities. In addition to seeing dozens of live, working examples, you
will actually design several activities yourself.
This workshop will teach you how to:
- Replace effective classroom
activities with even more effective Web-based activities.
- Identify new ways of learning beyond
those possible in a classroom.
- Dramatically increase the meaningful
interactivity of your course.
About these workshops
These workshops are fast-paced, yet structured, heavy on examples and
light on academic theory. They are brains-on rather than merely
hands-on. Instead of learning to operate a particular brand of software,
you will engage concepts and procedures directly. You will examine and
critique dozens of live real-world examples, view animated presentations
of crucial concepts, discuss design approaches with fellow students, and
practice applying your skills in realistic design activities.
What else will you receive?
Besides the knowledge and skills you acquire, you will receive:
- Over 50 pages of handouts, notes,
design forms, and job-aids.
- Access to hundreds of live, online
examples of design techniques.
- Access to William Horton by e-mail
or discussion group for follow up questions after the workshop.
Presenter: William Horton
William Horton has been
designing technology-based training since 1971 when, as an
undergraduate, he designed a network-based course for the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced
William is an internationally
sought-after speaker and instructor. He has delivered
presentations to the Distance Learning Conference in Madison,
the Human Resources Association National Congress in São Paulo,
the Information Technology Training Association conference in
Barcelona, the Knowledge Management Seminarium in Stockholm, the
Institute for Information Industry in Taipei, and the Asian
Development Bank in Manila and Tokyo.
He is a registered Professional
Engineer, an MIT graduate, and Fellow of the Society for
Technical Communication. He is a recipient of ACM's Rigo Award
for contributions to software documentation, IEEE's Alfred N.
Goldsmith Award for contributions to engineering communications,
and the IF Award (Germany) for industrial design. He served on
ASTD's eCC (E-learning Courseware Certification) Committee,
which drafted quality standards for evaluating e-learning
William Horton is a prolific
author. His books include E-learning by Design, Designing and
Writing Online Documentation, Leading E-learning, Evaluating
E-learning, Using E-learning, and Secrets of User-Seductive
Documents. He is co-author of E-learning Tools and Technologies
(with his wife Kit), Getting Started in Online Learning, and The
Web Page Design Cookbook.
William and his wife Kit, the
other half of William Horton Consulting, live in downtown
Boulder, Colorado, just five blocks east of the Rocky Mountains,
in a hundred-year old house they are lovingly restoring. The
kitchen, which he and Kit redesigned themselves, was featured in
the April 1999 and September 2000 issues of Better Homes and