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The table of contents

The book is divided into three sections: 

Section 1– E-learning – the big picture (chapters 1 -3)

Section 2 – Holistic approach to design, development and delivery (chapters 4-5)

Section 3 – Getting started with e-learning (chapters 6-11)

The topics covered in these sections are as follows:

Section I: E-learning – the big picture

Chapter 1: ICT and E-learning
Understanding ICT
Impact of ICT on learning
ICT makes a difference in learning
ICT as an enabler
The relationship between ICT and e-learning
Challenges in e-learning adoption

Chapter 2: An Overview of E-learning
E-learning: Definitions
Characteristic features of e-learning
Evolution: E-learning then and now
Different uses of e-learning
Academic e-learning and corporate e-learning: Differences

Chapter 3: E-learning in India
Support from the government
The market perspective – e-learning industry in India
E-learning in the academic context
E-learning in corporate training
E-learning in the rural context and vocational training

Section II: Holistic approach to design, development and delivery

Chapter 4: Theoretical background
Insights from learning theories
Learning styles
Adult learning principles
The role of memory, motivation and interaction
Learning, instruction and performance
Issues with traditional learning
Evolving notions of learning
Learning organisations
Teaching and learning with the help of the Internet

Chapter 5: The Framework
The need for a holistic framework
Significance of process orientation in the framework
Visual Communication Design
Instructional Design
Working with Instructional Design models
Role of an instructional designer in e-learning

E-learning technologies 

Section III: Getting started with e-learning

Chapter 6: Analysis
Significance of analysis
Need for holistic analysis
What constitutes holistic analysis?
Informed decision making in different contexts
Getting started with analysis

Chapter 7: Design
The relationship between analysis and design
The significance of design
Developing the instructional and visual strategy
Three levels of design decision making
Bloom’s taxonomy – cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains
Working with content – visual strategy
The strategy in action – prototyping
Getting started with design

Chapter 8: Development
Significance of development
The development process
Types of content development processes
Getting started with content development

Chapter 9: Delivery
Significance of this phase
Delivery options
Emerging trends in e-learning delivery
Modes of delivery
Content delivery process illustrated with an LMS

Chapter 10: Evaluation
Significance of the evaluation phase
Conducting summative evaluation
Kirkpatrick’s model for summative evaluation
Evaluation and ROI

Chapter 11: Looking ahead
Appendix 1: Learner analysis — sample questionnaire
Appendix 2: Subject matter expert (SME) — interaction questionnaire
Appendix 3: Content analysis — sample questionnaire
Appendix 4: E-learning evaluation — sample questionnaire