This book contains observations on issues in learning technologies, principally for learning and development professionals.
Perspectives on Learning Technologies is by Bob Little, who is acknowledged internationally as a respected writer and commentator on learning technologies – especially corporate e-learning.
Bob says: “Buy a book about learning technologies – especially ‘e-learning’ or ‘online learning’ – and it’ll be out of date almost before you get to chapter two. That’s because there’s a real temptation for authors (and, to be fair, for readers) to concentrate on the ‘technology’ and the ‘learning delivery’ rather than the learning itself. With the possible exception of the ‘Systems’ section, this book hopes to redress the balance somewhat – while still being about learning technologies as well as learning. In the process, I hope that this learning technologies book doesn’t become out of date.”
This book distils the wisdom – along with a touch of wit – gathered from some twenty years of discussion and discovery within the learning technologies industry, particularly as it relates to the corporate learning world.
The aim of this book is to set out – as concisely as possible – a wealth of well-thought-out views, often corroborated by rigorous research. These can be taken at face value and used as shortcuts to help you in the planning, practice and politics of ‘learning and development’ (L&D) in your organisation. Or they can be used as seeds and short cuts for your own thoughts and theories – so you’ll be able to achieve more with less in a shorter time and all the other things that L&D professionals are supposed to do.
Over 200 pages of comment, commentary and explanation. A real treasure trove of what learning technologies are all about.