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Delivering Learning on the Net

Delivering Learning on the Net

The Why, What and How of Online Education

  • Author: Martin Weller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135726191
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 196
  • View: 874
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As online education becomes more familiar, so the reality of using it in teaching and learning has moved beyond the realm of the specialist. Pedagogy and best practice Delivering Learning on the Net explores the reality of online education today. Martin Weller chaired the groundbreaking Open University course You, Your computer and the Net, which is now the largest for-credit online course in Europe. Based on this and his experiences elsewhere, the book is a comprehensive resource grounded in practical reality as well as in research. Key issues covered include: *the Net and its relation to education; *developing and implementing online courses; *the key issues surrounding online education. Teachers, trainers, technologists, administrators and decision-makers working in higher and further education will all find much of value in this book.

Online Education Using Learning Objects

Online Education Using Learning Objects

  • Author: Rory McGreal
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415335124
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 361
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E-learning is becoming integral to on-site education in universities worldwide. This book offers a comprehensive look at current technologies & practices in on-line education, with advice on the creation, adaption & implementation of learning objects & metadata.

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

  • Author: Ormond Simpson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415509092
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 271
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Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Learning, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of student support both on and off campus. While online and distance learning are the world’s fastest growing areas of educational development, they have a fundamental weakness—their graduation rates, which can be lower than 20 percent. In this powerful new edition, Ormond Simpson builds on a rich history of research in distance and e-learning to show how retention rates can be improved through tested support methods, often at a net financial profit to the institutions involved. By comparing the evidence as well as the cost-effectiveness of various support tactics, this book describes how to promote student success and encourage skill-development from a number of different perspectives: definitions and purpose, theory and psychology, ethics, costs and benefits, activities, sources, media, proactive and reactive, assessment and feedback, staff development, writing support into course materials, research, quality assurance and institutional structures. This concise, practical guide is informal and jargon-free, yet its approach to evidence is rigorous, making it invaluable reading for all those interested in recruiting and teaching diverse students for successful online and distance learning.

Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning

A Handbook for Educators and Trainers

  • Author: John Traxler,Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134247559
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 228
  • View: 7737
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Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects from around the world, this book considers: the fundamentals of mobile technologies and devices the educational foundations of modern networked learning the issues that underpin mobile learning and make it accessible for all users the challenges of making mobile learning a substantial and sustainable component in colleges, universities and corporations implications and issues for the future. Mobile Learning provides useful, authoritative and comprehensive guidance for professionals in higher and further education and trainers in the business sector who want to find out about the opportunities offered by new technologies to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning and training.

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

  • Author: Terry Anderson
  • Publisher: Athabasca University Press
  • ISBN: 1897425082
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 472
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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning

Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training

  • Author: Mohamed Ally
  • Publisher: Athabasca University Press
  • ISBN: 1897425430
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 297
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This collection is directed towards anyone interested in the use of mobile learning for various applications. Readers will discover how to design learning materials for delivery on mobile technology and become familiar with the best practices of other educators, trainers, and researchers in the field as well as the most recent research initiatives in mobile learning. Businesses and governments can find out how to deliver timely information to staff using mobile devices. Professors and trainers can use this book as a textbook in courses on distance education, mobile learning, and educational technology. In fact, the book can be used by anyone interested in delivering education and training at a distance, but especially by graduate students of emerging technology in learning.

500 Tips for Open and Flexible Learning

500 Tips for Open and Flexible Learning

  • Author: Phil Race
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780749424107
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 172
  • View: 9002
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With diminishing resources combined with greater numbers of students in higher and further education, hard-pressed teaching staff are increasingly turning to open and flexible learning to deliver selected parts of the curriculum. Desktop publishing allows rapid production of open learning materials but there is nothing that provides practical, immediate and accessible help to the wide range of people involved in designing, supporting and delivering open learning. This book aims to fill that gap and will help people involved in designing, supporting and delivering open learning.

500 Tips for Open and Online Learning

500 Tips for Open and Online Learning

  • Author: Philip Race
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415342775
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 188
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This practical text will be an invaluable resource, providing immediate and accessible help to the increasing number of people now under pressure to design, support and deliver open learning programmes.

Distance Education: A Systems View of Online Learning

Distance Education: A Systems View of Online Learning

  • Author: Michael G. Moore,Greg Kearsley
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111520992
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 384
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The most comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject, DISTANCE EDUCATION, Third Edition, retains its emphasis on a systems approach to the organization and selection of material. The text is researched-based and grounded in solid principles of teaching and learning. The authors apply their broad experience and expertise as they explain how to design and teach courses online--including the latest technologies employed, characteristics of learners, organizational structures, and current policy and global perspectives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Technology and the Pedagogics of Learning

Technology and the Pedagogics of Learning

  • Author: Jephias Mapuva
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443823481
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 105
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This book attempts to bring out the prospects and challenges of utilising technology in information dissemination within the education discourse. Primarily, this volume addresses the challenges that confront both students and academics, especially the latter who are involved in dispensing information to students. In its thrust, the book attempts to explore how students would benefit from the use of ICTs, especially the internet, as well as various e-tools that have not only provided an avenue for interaction between students and academics, but has become a source of fun. Some of the e-tools that have been explored in this book include blogs, podcasts, wikis, Facebook and chatrooms, with the latest technological innovations such as Twitter being earmarked for the sequel to this book. In addition to e-tools, the book deliberates on how technology has caused a paradigm shift as lecturers take on a new challenge of applying technology as a supplement to their traditional talk-and-chalk teaching methods. The author intends to make this book part of a series of editions which are going to be produced on the utilisation of ICT for educational, communication and marketing purposes. Suggestions will also be given on how emerging technological innovations would be used to enhance delivery of instruction and what their pedagogical implications within the education discourse would be. Due to the indispensable role that ICTs have played (and continue to play) in providing a conducive environment for teaching and learning purposes, this volume will be of interest to those in the ICT field, students of ICT and Information Systems, and even the casual reader would find the book educative, informative and engrossing.

Online Learning Today

Online Learning Today

Strategies that Work

  • Author: Heather Shea-Schultz,John Fogarty
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781576751435
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 199
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A comprehensive guide to online training in business, Online Learning Today explains what kinds of skills and information should be taught online and who can benefit most. Addressing professionals who want to introduce online learning into their own organization, the authors teach key strategies including catering to the learner, getting a grip on new technology, and ensuring adoption of online learning throughout the organization.

The Virtual University

The Virtual University

The Internet and Resource-based Learning

  • Author: Steve Ryan,Bernard Scott,Howard Freeman,Daxa Patel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135368341
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 218
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A discussion of the increased accessibility to the Internet and how this has lead to a variety of resources being used for learning. Case studies and examples show the benefits of using the Internet as part of resource-based learning.

Integrated E-Learning

Integrated E-Learning

Implications for Pedagogy, Technology and Organization

  • Author: Wim Jochems,Rob Koper,Jeroen Van Merrienboer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113431146X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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It is widely recognized that online and e-learning is no longer an exclusive approach used only in distance education and in isolation from traditional education programmes. A real difficulty facing educators and trainers is how to integrate these new learning methods and embed them in established and existing forms of learning, teaching or training. This book forms a serious, in-depth study of the subject and proposes that e-learning is not simply a matter of 'digitizing' traditional materials, but involves a new approach, which must take into account pedagogical, technological and organizational features to form a well-designed education system. A practical focus is maintained throughout, with advice on implementation and case studies drawn from the contributors' considerable experience. Integrated E-Learning is essential reading for anyone wanting to implement, design, develop or deliver e-learning or training courses.

Building Online Learning Communities

Building Online Learning Communities

Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom

  • Author: Rena M. Palloff,Keith Pratt
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0787988251
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 292
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Prev. ed.: Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace. c1999.

Online Education

Online Education

Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace

  • Author: Greg Kearsley
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780534506896
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 207
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Online education or instructiona -any form of learning/teaching via a computer network, i.e. Internet, WWW, or LANa is rapidly becoming a major mode of educational delivery used by schools, colleges, and corporations. ONLINE EDUCATION is a comprehensive introduction to and overview of learning and teaching in "cyberspace." Kearsley, an author of Wadsworth's DISTANCE EDUCATION: A SYSTEMS VIEW, provides pre-service and in-service teachers, college faculty, and staff with a formal survey of this new and growing educational paradigm.

Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning

Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning

  • Author: Ormond Simpson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136360034
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
  • View: 7549
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This new addition to the respected Open and Distance Learning Series is an up-to-the-minute guide for educators wanting to come to terms with their support role in open and distance learning. Covering all aspects of student support from tuition and counselling through to the broad range of delivery methods available, the book offers practical solutions that are set within a sound theoretical framework.

Unlocking the Gates

Unlocking the Gates

How and Why Leading Universities Are Opening Up Access to Their Courses

  • Author: Taylor Walsh
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400838578
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
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Over the past decade, a small revolution has taken place at some of the world's leading universities, as they have started to provide free access to undergraduate course materials--including syllabi, assignments, and lectures--to anyone with an Internet connection. Yale offers high-quality audio and video recordings of a careful selection of popular lectures, MIT supplies digital materials for nearly all of its courses, Carnegie Mellon boasts a purpose-built interactive learning environment, and some of the most selective universities in India have created a vast body of online content in order to reach more of the country's exploding student population. Although they don't offer online credit or degrees, efforts like these are beginning to open up elite institutions--and may foreshadow significant changes in the way all universities approach teaching and learning. Unlocking the Gates is one of the first books to examine this important development. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including extensive interviews with university leaders, Taylor Walsh traces the evolution of these online courseware projects and considers the impact they may have, both inside elite universities and beyond. As economic constraints and concerns over access demand more efficient and creative teaching models, these early initiatives may lead to more substantial innovations in how education is delivered and consumed--even at the best institutions. Unlocking the Gates tells an important story about this form of online learning--and what it might mean for the future of higher education.

Social Work in a Digital Society

Social Work in a Digital Society

  • Author: Sue Watling,Jim Rogers
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 0857256785
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
  • View: 8831
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This book will help students develop their understanding of how the internet is impacting on social work education and practice in 21st century. Essential reading for students interested in the influence of digital technology and social media, including the impact of digital divides, this book looks at how the value-base of social work can have a positive effect on service users and carers who engage with digital services.

Elements of Quality Online Education

Elements of Quality Online Education

Engaging Communities

  • Author: John R. Bourne,Janet C. Moore
  • Publisher: Olin College - Sloan-C
  • ISBN: 0967774195
  • Category: Distance education
  • Page: 251
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Entering the Mainstream: The Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2003 and 2004 represents the second annual study of the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this years study, like last years, is aimed at answering some of the fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education: Will online enrollments continue their rapid growth? Are students as satisfied with online courses as they are with face-to-face instruction? What role do schools see online learning playing in their long-term strategy? What about the quality of online offerings - do schools continue to believe that it measures up?The survey analysis is based on a comprehensive nationwide sample of primary campuses for all active United States postsecondary degree granting institutions that are open to the public.

Developing Innovation in Online Learning

Developing Innovation in Online Learning

An Action Research Framework

  • Author: Maggie McPherson,Miguel Baptista Nunes
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415335133
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 148
  • View: 3468
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Action research has become a valued research and educational development technique -an innovative approach through which a group of participants engage in self-reflection to improve practice. Developing Innovation in Online Learning introduces action research as a method of developing e-learning modules and courses. The book covers both the theory and practice of applying action research principles to develop online learning. The material is grounded in the experiences of practitioners and features practical advice, case studies, models for implementation, a design framework and e-tutoring strategies. The four 'building blocks' of e-learning covered are: * The organisational context * The pedagogic model * The educational setting * The evaluation process This book will be an essential resource for education managers, course developers, and educational researchers.