Recommended Reading for Blended Learning?

Below appears to be the list of texts that the University of Winchester has in its library in relation to Blended (or E-) Learning, and I would be interested to know what more up-to-date texts you have found useful? I'll be back with more links... Banks, S. Lally, V. & McConnell, D. (2002) Collaborative E-Learning in Higher Education: Issues and Strategies, SPIE Publications Beetham, H. & Sharpe, R. (eds) (2007) Rethinking pedagogy for a digital…

Letting Go of the Words

Full Title: Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content That Works Author: Janice (Ginny) Redish Publisher: Morgan Kaufman Date: 2007 "On the web, whether on the job or at home, we usually want to grab information and use it quickly. We go to the web to get answers to questions or to complete tasks - to gather information, reading only what we need. We are all too busy to read much on the web.…

Writing for Multimedia and the Web

Full Title: Writing for Multimedia and the Web: A Practical Guide to Content Development for Interactive Media Author: Timothy Garrand Publisher: Focal Press Date: 2006 (3rd edition) "Learning how to write for just one type of interactive media, such as web sites or games, is not enough - to be truly successful as an interactive writer or designer, you need to understand how to create content for all types of new media. Writing for Multimedia and…

Producing for the Web

Whittaker, Jason, Producing for the Web, 2000 Whittaker is a lecturer in journalism, media and English in the UK, specilising in international journalism, and the academic slant can be seen in the book, which is quite theoretical. He doesn't want to get too technical, but feels a good understanding of the history, structure, workings and limitations of the Internet are important so that designers can work within the limitations. Web production and management is now…

The Non-Designer's Web Book

Williams, Robin & Tollett, John, The Non-Designer's Web Book, Peachpit, 2000 This book is now in its second edition, written by a pair from a graphic design background, who love to use Macintosh computers, and with a slightly wacky sense of fun. It is very good as a basic introduction to the Internet, how it works, and how to search it. The basics of making a site and what to consider before starting on the site itself,…
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