Learning by Doing
A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-learning and Other Educational Experiences
By (author) Clark Aldrich
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Learning by Doing by Clark Aldrich
Book DescriptionDesigned for learning professionals and drawing on both game creators and instructional designers, "Learning by Doing" explains how to select, research, build, sell, deploy, and measure the right type of educational simulation for the right situation. It covers simple approaches that use basic or no technology through projects on the scale of computer games and flight simulators. The book role models content as well, written accessibly with humor, precision, interactivity, and lots of pictures. Many will also find it a useful tool to improve communication between themselves and their customers, employees, sponsors, and colleagues. As John Cone, former chief learning officer of Dell Computers, suggests, "Anyone who wants to lead or even succeed in our profession would do well to read this book."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787977351
(238mm x 161mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Clark Aldrich
Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds, Paperback (October 2009)
Higher education institutions are increasingly delivering content online, but the content is often not sufficiently engaging.
Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games, Hardback (October 2009)
"Ready to blow your mind? Spend 15 seconds reading Clark Aldrich's The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games. Witty, fast-paced, and non-linear -- it's Spock meets Alton Brown. " -- Lynne Kenney, Psy.D. , The Family Coach This exciting work offers designers a new way to see the world, model it, and present it through simulations.
Unschooling Rules, Paperback / softback» View all books by Clark Aldrich
First ed. published as: Unschooling rules: 50 perspectives and insights from observing homeschoolers and unschoolers on deconstructing schools and reconstructing education, c2010.
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Author Biography - Clark Aldrich
Clark Aldrich has been called an "e-learning Guru" by Fortune Magazine, "Visionary of the Industry" by Training magazine, and a member of "Training's New Guard" by the American Society of Training and Development for his roles as an e-learning analyst, consultant, and designer. He was the lead designer of SimuLearn's Virtual Leader (Best Online Product of the Year, Training Media Review in Training & Development magazine, 2004) and author of Simulations and the Future of Learning. Aldrich has been a subject-matter expert on e-learning and simulations for almost every major news source, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS, CNET, Business 2.0, CNN, and U.S. News and World Report. Previously, he was the research director that had created and was topic leader for Gartner's e-learning coverage. He lives in Madison, Connecticut.
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