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It is also available at the major online bookstores. One advantage of purchasing the book here, though, is that Jeff will be happy to sign your copy and write a short note.
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As an e-Learning developer since 1993, I have found that even a little programming can go a long way in terms of increasing our ability to create meaningful interactions for our users. To do that, however,
entails understanding basic programming concepts like events, properties, and methods. Add to that the
requirement to perform more advanced tasks like adding hyperlinks, communicating via SCORM with your Learning Management System, loading media or graphics, and using a web service to send email from your application, and you have the need for some "real" programming. Rather than hiring a pricey consultant, however, you can use this book to learn the concepts to get the job done.
For a detailed listing of topics, please see the book's Table of Contents.
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About the Author:
Jeff Rhodes is the Chief Technical Officer and owner of Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corporation, a leader in developing commercial software that Improves the Lives of Training Developers. He graduated at the top of his class at the Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Jeff received a Master's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended under a British Marshall Scholarship. Jeff is the author of VBTrain.Net: Creating Computer and Web Based Training with Visual Basic® .NET and co-wrote The ToolBook® Companion. He has had numerous articles on training development published and is a frequent presenter at conferences both in the U.S. and Europe. Jeff lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Sue and sons Derek and Michael.
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360-page soft cover Book
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Thanks for the great book "Programming for e-Learning Developers." It has been of tremendous help.
Rhodes has done a superlative job, complete with lots of screen shots and code examples.
You've done a really great job on this book. Although I no longer involve myself in programming (I never was formally trained), a book like this allows me to be an intelligent customer for software design services and that is a really important benefit. For those of us running our own production houses, we need to have enough knowledge to detect the bullshit!
The chapter on the glossary function in Flash was what I was really looking forward to reading. We've struggled for ages trying to figure out how to do pop-ups in Flash. The answer was blindingly simple - and even though I have (had) a programmer who cost me $90k per year it took you to tell me how to do it!. Similarly, my so-called professional programmer took 3 months to produce a drag and drop solution for me. It is so complex and so over engineered that I can't understand how to use it. If only I had had your book to guide me:).
The Object-Oriented Programming chapter is a nice way to round off and tackles some poorly understood concepts (poorly understood by occasional or "one language" programmers that is).
This wonderful walk through “e-learning Multimedia-Land” is like having a Park Ranger give you all of the details of Banff National Park. Jeffrey has been in the e-learning business longer than most Park Rangers have been in the parks, and this book delivers all of his years of experience – what works and what doesn’t and the how-to’s, like linking up with the big LMS’s, using the right tool for the right job, traversing the old established legacy tools and the new hi-tech tools, and bringing it all together into your final product that will instruct and teach and help others grow.