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I'm already using what I learned in this book
on February 1, 2012
I just finished reading the book "e-Learning and the Science of Instruction" from cover to cover. I can't say that I read many books that comprehensively nor as carefully. My highlighter was busy!
What makes this book so very good? First, it is based on scientific facts and studies, not just opinions and theories. Second, it dispels myths about e-Learning. And third, it is written in an easy to follow style.
This book has been updated, now in its 3rd Edition. I read the 3rd Edition, and the author carefully explains what has been updated. Primarily the updates are because more research has been done in regards to what is effective, and what isn't.
This is not a beginners guide to e-Learning, but an advanced level book with even a bit of statistics (which are well explained). Each chapter has a section on "what we don't know" and this shows that the field of e-Learning design and development are not a fully mature field of study.
I've already put into practice some of the things I read in this book!
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