In this book, Gilbert Paquette an internationally recognized expert in the field of technology-based training offers IT professionals, trainers, and consultants a revolutionary method for going beyond simple information management. "Instructional Engineering in Networked Environments" introduces the instructional engineering method that elicits knowledge from subject matter experts to make information more widely available for training other people and transfering knowledge through formal and informal training using a variety of media and information sources. Throughout the book, Paquette shows that instructional engineering is based on the use of transferable graphic models that demonstrate how this engineering works in an environment with human networks and diversified information sources. This important book also includes illustrative examples of "artifacts" the actual jobs aids that hold an organization's knowledge and provides numerous easily reproducible tools.
List of Figures and Tables.Foreword (M. David Merrill).Acknowledgments.Introduction.Chapter 1: The E-Learning Challenge.The Knowledge Society.Knowledge Management.Pedagogy and Technology.Network-Based Learning Models.Processes and Development Tools.Platforms and Portals.Summary.Chapter 2: Virtual Learning Centers.The Concept of a Learning System.Actors' Roles and Resources.Explor@: A Web-Based Support System.Integrating a Learning Event into a Virtual Center.Versatile and Flexible Architecture.Summary.Chapter 3: Foundations of Instructional Engineering.Systemic Methods.Instructional Systems Design.Software Engineering.Knowledge Engineering.A Knowledge Representation System.Skills and Competencies.Summary.Chapter 4: MISA: An Instructional Engineering Method.Overview of the MISA Method.Conceptual Levels of a Learning System.Processes and Tasks.Operational Principles.Context and Frontier.Summary.Chapter 5: Instructional Engineering on the Web.General ADISA Features.Designing the Main Components of a Virtual Learning Center.Summary.Chapter 6: Reengineering a University Course for the Web.Definition of the Project.Preliminary Analysis.Architecture.Design of Learning Materials.Development and Validation.Delivery Planning.Discussion.Chapter 7: Engineering a Vocational E-Learning Environment.Definition of the Project.Preliminary Analysis.Architecture.Design of Learning Materials.Development and Validation.Delivery Planning.Discussion.Chapter 8: Engineering a Workplace E-Learning Environment.Definition of the Project.Preliminary Analysis.Architecture.Design of Learning Materials.Development and Validation.Delivery Planning.Discussion.Conclusion.Glossary.Notes.Bibliography.Index.About the Author.About the Series Editors.About the Advisory Board Members.