Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ASTD Handbook For Workplace Learning Professionals From ASTD Press

ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals

ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals
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Authoritative, complete, and current, the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals is an easy-to-use, must-have reference tool for all learning professionals. This 'go to' resource and reference guide, edited by Elaine Biech, is packed full of key methodologies, practices, and procedures on every topic including training design and delivery, analyzing needs, measurement and evaluation, e-learning, organization development, managing the learning function, and human performance improvement.

The ASTD Handbook brings together authors who represent the best practitioners in the field, authorities to present the most critical information to professionals. Contributors include Bill Wiggenhorn, Geary Rummler, Robert Mager, Bill Byham, Elliot Masie, Donald Kirkpatrick, John Cone, Donnee Ramelli, Tony Bingham, and other industry leaders. Included in this volume are a complete glossary and accompanying digital materials (available via download) with supporting worksheets and tools.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #59803 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-07-15
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 2.15" h x 7.28" w x 9.07" l, 3.58 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 904 pages
Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Elaine Biech is the president and managing principal of ebb associates inc., an organizational development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. With more than 30 years experience in the training and development field, she works the many leading businesses, government, and non profits. Elaine has written or editor more than four dozen books and articles, including Training for Dummies®, Thriving Through Change, and The Business of Consulting. Biech received her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in business and education consulting, and her MS in human resource development. She is an active member of ASTD and recipient of the prestigious Gordon M. Bliss award in 2007 for her contributions to the profession and ASTD. She resides in Norfolk, Virginia.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
43.5 stars
By Todd W
(a) It's nice to have all this information in one place--and to have it in a definitive way.
(b) The voices are a mix of experience and academic know-how.
(c) The progression of the book seems about right for a basic to advanced set-up

(1) This is a collection of articles, so the connectivity, while attempted, is not thorough and leads to repeat information.
(2) The writing styles are vastly different and this is distracting.
(3) The job aids provided as tables are ironically difficult to follow at times.
(4) I know this book isn't a training, but it could use, at least, a (better) set of outcomes and outputs for the reader at the start.
(5) This collection is suited for those people who have a learning intelligence that is academic and reading-based.
(6) Ironically (hmm, a 2nd time), this book does not focus on application by the reader but instead on expertise of the writer--this makes for some of the writing to seem only practical to the unique situation or academic theory presented.

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
2Poor reference book
By Something Clicked
I bought this book to sharpen my own training background. As an academic reference book it has been quite disappointing. First off it does not seem to have a table of content. This means that you need to wade through all the pages in order to get to the page you require. It also does not seem to be appropriately formatted for the kindle so bullets spacing etc. is quite poor. Lastly there is no reference to where you can download the digital content mentioned in the book.

It seems to be a bit of a dump onto kindle and does not nearly justify the price.

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