Summary: This book provides a comprehensive overview of e-learning (online learning) systems in the context of system delivery for Higher Education Information Services. The book considers practical issues in choosing a virtual learning environment and discusses a range of issues in implementing, managing and maintaining the service for users. In particular, the issue of accessibility and usability is discussed in the context of recent legislation (e.g. Disability Discrimination Act / SENDA.) Key Features: 7Jargon-free and aimed at information professionals with sole/mixed responsibilities 7Identifies leading systems, discussing strengths and weaknesses 7Draws examples from current practice in Higher Education 7Discusses management and implementation aspects The Author: The author is based at the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, where he has played a key role in implementing online learning. He is an MCLIP (Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). Readership: All those individuals involved in library and information services. Contents: What is online learning. What resources are required to provide online learning. What systems are available, what are their features. What are the support issues in delivering online learning. How can online learning be made accessible and usable. How should online learning systems be managed. How should online learning be monitored and quality assured.
...well researched, presenting critical reviews and evaluations of current software and sites, a review of the professional literature in the field, and the results of Clyde's research on the subject., Education Libraries
...a comprehensive guide for the novice and the technically challenged., Education Libraries
Introduction to e-learning; Virtual learning environments; Managing the virtual learning environment; Training and user support; Accessibility and legal issues; Other online learning tools; Quality assurance and monitoring; Conclusion.
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 14th January 2005
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.33