Listing of eLearning, Computer-Based Training (CBT) and Web-Based Training (WBT) resources. Also refer to authoring, books, web sites, tools, course management, training, online education, Ron Kurtus, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions
eLearning, CBT and WBT Resources
by Ron Kurtus (revised 31 July 2004)
Resources for learning more about developing eLearning, Computer Based Training (CBT) or Web-Based Training (WBT) or about purchasing tools and services include informational web sites, books, courses, tools and commercial vendors.
(Also see Online Courses for more resources.)
e-Learning Guru - Good site with e-learning information, articles and links
These sites list various eLearning resources and online educational organizations.
Online Degree Resources - Simplify search for an accredited online university.
Online Education Information Center - Online education offers the rewards of a traditional degree with the flexibility of creating your own schedule. Extensive information center lists universities that fit your needs.
Online Degrees & Online Education Information Center - Find an accredited online university where you can earn an associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree.
MeritEducation - Career education and online degree portal
CareerAdvantage - Resource for information on continuing education, adult education, online degrees, professional, trade, and vocational schools and colleges
SmartDegrees.com - Listing of online Bachelors and Masters college degree programs
Accredited-Online-College-Degrees.com - Listing of degrees available through the University of Phoenix online school
Online Degree Enlightenment - Listing of schools offering online degrees in various areas
Edu-Center.org - Directory of continuing education programs in art, business, technology, legal studies, technician, medical & dental, media arts and architectural studies.
Online Degrees and Scholarships - Listing of schools offering degrees, aid and scholarships.
eLecta Live - A real-time virtual classroom environment designed for distance learning and collaboration in academic institutions
Tips for Online Learning from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
OnLine Learning White Paper by Saul Carliner - Published by the producers of OnLine Learning 2001 Asia
"Online Learning's Long Curve" - Wired.com article, Jun. 12, 2000
The following books are resources on WBT. You can purchase them through Amazon.com or from your local bookstore.
Designing Web-Based Training by
William K. Horton, John Wiley & Sons, 2000 ($35.99)
Horton's books always emphasize the importance of the user interface.
eLearning and the Science
of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard
E. Mayer, Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer; (2002) $40.00
Information and guidelines for selecting, designing, and developing e-learning courses that build knowledge and skills for workers learning in corporate, government, and academic settings.
for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age by Marc J. Rosenberg, McGraw-Hill Trade; 1st edition (2000) $29.95
Written for professionals responsible for workplace learning, the book shows a broad, strategic perspective on corporate learning.
Design: Computer-Based Training, Web-Based Training, and Distance Learning by William W. Lee and Diana L. Owens Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer
A book/CD-ROM package on how to design and develop computer-based training, demonstrating that the same instructional design process can be used for all media.
147 Practical Tips for
Teaching Online Groups: Essentials of Web-Based Education by Donald E. Hanna, Michelle Glowacki-Dudka and, Simone
Conceicao-Runlee, Atwood Publishing (2000) $12.50
Distance educators provide acomprehensive collection of strategies for teaching effectively online.
E-learning Tools and
Technologies: A consumer's guide for trainers, teachers, educators, and instructional designers by William Horton
and Katherine Horton, John Wiley & Sons (2003) $40.00
A comprehensive guide to determine the best E-Learning tools and vendors for your specific needs.
Michael Allen's Guide
to E-Learning by Michael W. Allen, John Wiley & Sons (2002) $29.95
Highly rated book for the aspiring eLearning developer, providing theory, logic and science of good eLearning design.
Web-Based Training: Designing
eLearning Experiences by Margaret Driscoll, Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer (2002) $48.00
CD-ROM and a book that blends history, advice, and insight into a tool that can be used either as an introduction to Web-based training or as a field guide for training developer.
Evaluating E-Learning by
William Horton, American Society for Training & Development (2001) $38.95
Designed to answer some of the most fundamental questions surrounding e-learning.
The ASTD eLearning Handbook:
Best Practices, Strategies, and Case Studies for an Emerging Field by Allison Rossett, McGraw-Hill Trade (2001) $49.95
Articles and reference information covering eLearning best practices and reviews of the literature.
(If you have other books to recommend, let me know about them.)
The following companies provide WBT and CBT products and services. I have only mildly investigated them, so I cannot vouch for their abilities. If you can provide feedback on any of them, I would be glad to post that information.
Authoring tools and systems
SumTotal - Sell Toolbook application, once a top CBT application
TrainingServer - Learning management system software that manages your company training resources.
Centra - Collaboration software to help development and use of WBT.
LearnFrame - Provides a complete infrastructure for eLearning services to enterprises of any size.
Knowledgeplanet - Web site compares training courses after you register with them.
Blackboard.com seems to be a means for instructors to put their course material or resources online. They have a good listing of courses, but most seem to be private for a given school. Blackboard.com is owned by Blackboard.com Inc. I am not sure who is sponsoring what they are doing.
This is a partial listing of eLearning resources. This page will be updated as new resources are found.
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