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ERIC Number: ED365856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 359
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55542-532-1
Self-Directed Learning: A Practical Guide to Design, Development, and Implementation. First Edition.
Piskurich, George M.
Written mainly for the training practitioner who has some experience in the field, this book provides a practical approach for constructing good self-directed learning (SDL) programs. Chapter 1 considers SDL from the academic and business points of view, develops a working definition, and examines SDL's strengths and weaknesses. Part 1 covers development of SDL materials. Chapters 2-6 discuss the following topics: the process of training needs analysis and other planning decisions; how the tasks isolated by the job analysis are turned into objectives and then refined into content for the SDL package; the addition of media into the SDL package; two main components of trainee evaluation--cognitive and performance; and the process of reviewing and piloting the SDL package. Part 2 details SDL implementation. Chapters 7-12 consider the following: preparing the company for SDL, process implementation, the justification for using SDL, the special costs and design problems that are part of SDL's makeup, the actual implementation of a distributed SDL process and the implementation, variables the basics of the learning center implementation, how to create a learning center, and a methodology for evaluating any SDL system. Appendixes and a methodology for evaluating any SDL system. Appendixes include a glossary, 21 references, 238 suggested readings, and an index. (YLB)
Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1310 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Jossey-Bass Management Series.