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E-Learning by Design. William Horton

E-Learning by Design. William Horton. Pfieffer. 2007.

Excellent book on application of instructional design to e-learning. Clear enough to be valuable even to beginners in this area. Well illustrated by clear black-and-white illustrations. Associated with a companion website.

The use of technology to create learning experiences, instructions on creating tests and other assessments, use of learning objects and learning objectives are all well covered.  Includes information on designing learning games and simulations.

William Horton is President of William Horton Consulting which specialises in e-learning activities. The companion website offers e-learning tools for sale.


May 27, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , , | Leave a comment

Anatomy and Physiology.

Anatomy and Physiology from Science to Life. Jenkins, Kemnitz & Tortora. John Wiley. 2007.

Excellent book for the study of anatomy and physiology. Each chapter starts with concepts, is beautifully illustrated, includes case studies and checkpoint questions and ends with a helpful summary. A companion DVD adds value to the book and is well integrated with the book. The case studies are well selected and problems are discussed in more depth than most other books of this genre.

May 27, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , | Leave a comment

Influenza A (H1N1) outbreak: Online Resources

Do you remember your PBL on this topic in Semester 2? Now apply that learning to the real world situation developing rapidly globally.

Some useful online resources include:

Advice from CDC (US): Institutions of higher education should promote everyday preventive actions for students and staff: 1) Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. 2) Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. 3) Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. 4) Avoid close contact with sick people. 5) Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way. 6) If you get influenza-like illness symptoms, stay home from work or school except to seek medical care and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Online Resources | , , , , , | Leave a comment