Rich Shadrin, a pro with over 40 years experience in learning, from public school teaching to the executive suite and consultant at global companies, has done just that. While the author does provide material about the how’s and why’s of learning development, he doesn’t shy away from sharing his experiences inside organizations that can’t seem to manage consultants to success, or products that, in his view, hardly encourage excellence in designing for superior performance.
This breezy eBook is a compilation of his most published and republished blog articles, many translated into other languages and reproduced worldwide. He’s also waxed on about knowledge management, education and teaching and holds some practices up for severe scrutiny. His writing is not without sharp wit, and he is free to let it all hang out at the risk of opening himself to criticism.
But as a profession, for learning design to grow into a more respected craft, even as the tools are being ‘dumbed down’ and budgets are permitting ‘good enough’ to replace excellence as a standard in the field, there can’t be any harm in taking on the profession. While offering some great suggestions about how to do it better, or at least different in a quest for great learning to yield performances that blacken the dotted line, the author explores the events that have shaped his practice…and just might refresh yours.
You can find “An Insiders Peek Behind Online Learning & Education” on Amazon.
Founder, eLearning Industry
The eLearning Industry runs the following sites:
► The eLearning Industry (http://www.elearningindustry.com) “The Leading Source for Professionals Involved in the eLearning Industry” (November 2012)
► Viva eLearning (http://vivaelearning.com) “Free Video Tutorials for eLearning Professionals” (December 2012)
► eLearning Feeds (http://elearningfeeds.com/) “The most recent article from the BEST eLearning Blogs and eLearning sites” (March 2013)
► eLearning Jobs (http://elearningjobs.com/) “The Leading Source for eLearning Jobs” (May 2013)
► eLearning Ask (http://elearningask.com/) "An eLearning Questions and eLearning Answers discussions portal" (May 2013)
Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry.
He is also the Founder and Owner of the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals’ Group (46K+) (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=110953), which is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning Industry at LinkedIn.
Christopher holds an MBA, and an M.Ed. (Learning Design) from BGSU and currently works as project manager at http://www.learn-e-pedia.gr S.A. (Antenna Group of Companies), which is the largest interactive learning platform from Greek-speaking students and learners across the Globe.Website: www.elearningindustry.com