Mark Nichols has authored a series of monographs introducing key e-learning concepts.
- E-Learning in Context
- Designing for E-learning
- Education and Faculty
The monographs are a great starting point if you are trying to learn the basics of E-Learning
He has generously made them available as PDF's under the Creative Common License. They will soon be available on the National Centre for Tertiary Excellence (NZ) websites.
Note: You do have to sign-in to download them from the E-Learning Council website.