Multimedia-Based Instructional Design is a thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the best-selling book that provided a complete guide to designing and developing interactive multimedia training. While most training companies develop their training programs in many different technological delivery media¾computer-based, web-based, and distance learning technologies¾this unique book demonstrates that the same instructional design process can be used for all media. Using just one process reduces cycle time for course development¾and also reduces costs.
Author Biography: William W. Lee is director of educational research and development at the National Headquarters of the American Heart Association in Dallas, Texas, providing leadership and consulting in the integration of technology into training as well as the design, development, and evaluation of training. Dr. Lee teaches at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Department of Management and Professional Development and the University of Oklahoma in its Professional Development Department. He is a well-known speaker at regional, national, and international conferences and was the 1997 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dallas, Texas, chapter of ASTD and the Penn State University College of Education Alumni Association Leadership and Service Award for his writing and speaking.
Diana L. Owens is a consultant and principle owner of Training Consulting Softek, an independently owned company specializing in multimedia training development that has worked with clients such as Verizon Telecommunications, EDS, American Airlines, Blockbuster Video, and TGI Friday’s Corporation, among others. Owens was previously employed by EDS, Action Systems, Multimedia Learning, Inc., CAE Link, and the U.S. Air Force.
“Finally, the book I have longed for is on the shelf! The second edition of Multimedia-Based Instructional Design, by William W. Lee and Diana L. Owens, is strong on practice, grounded in proven theoretical principles, and chock full of automated tools that make the instructional design process easy to learn and easy to apply.”
—Angela Benson, assistant professor, Department of Human Resource Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“There are many books about the development of e-Learning but very few that answer the question ‘How do I do it?’ This book provides many answers to that question in a way that demonstrates both the authors’ knowledge of development theory as well as their practical, real-world mastery.”
—Thomas Toth, Certified Macromedia MX 2004 Developer and author, Technology for Trainers, and e-Learning designer and developer