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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
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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.

Integrated E-learning

Integrated E-learning

Implications for Pedagogy, Technology and Organization

  • Author: Wim Jochems,Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer,Rob Koper
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415335034
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 212
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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.

Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning

A Handbook for Educators and Trainers

  • Author: John Traxler,Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134247559
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 228
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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.

Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning

Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning

World review of distance education and open learning

  • Author: Bernadette Robinson,Colin Latchem
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134202059
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and developed countries. It has the potential to strengthen and expand the teaching profession of the twenty-first century and to help achieve the target of education for all by 2015. Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning examines the case for using open and distance learning and ICT to train our educators. It describes and analyses the ways in which these methods and technologies are used for: *initial teacher training and continuing professional development *training principals and school managers *training those who provide non-formal adult and community education *communities of practice and sharing of knowledge and ideas within the teaching profession It also discusses the policy-making, management, technology, costing, evaluation and quality assurance aspects of this work. The contributors are outstanding practitioners in the field. The first review in over a decade, Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning draws on wide-ranging and international experience to summarise the strengths and weaknesses of new approaches to the education of teachers. It offers invaluable guidance to policymakers, planners, headteachers and teachers.

Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning

Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training

  • Author: Mohamed Ally
  • Publisher: Athabasca University Press
  • ISBN: 1897425430
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 297
  • View: 3028
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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 Online Learning

500 Tips for Open and Online Learning

  • Author: Philip Race
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415342775
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 188
  • View: 1970
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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.

The Virtual University

The Virtual University

The Internet and Resource-based Learning

  • Author: Steve Ryan,Bernard Scott,Howard Freeman,Daxa Patel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135368414
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 218
  • View: 2752
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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.

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.