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Making Distance Education Work

Author : S. Joseph Levine
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A guide for effective development & delivery of distance education programs. Focuses on principles of distance education, clarifications of who distance education learners are, and examples of learner-focused distance education programs. An essential reference for those about to create distance education programs, those currently conducting distance education programs, and learners who are considering the challenge of learning at a distance. "This is a must-read for all educators and learners who are committed to enhancing and succeeding in teaching and learning at a distance. From theoretical grounding in adult learning to very unique, practical tools and suggestions that translate theory into successful practice, this book brings forth essential new insights to the distance education arena. We come away challenged to further enhance our own efforts in formal and nonformal distance education." (Joan Cybela, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Extension)

Making the Move to eLearning

Author : Kay Lehmann
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Making the Move to eLearning proposes a radical truth_that online education, when taught using the methodology perfected by successful veterans of distance learning, surpasses traditional face-to-face teaching and learning. The key is for online educators to learn just what those successful methods are and how to emulate them in their own virtual courses. Making the Move to eLearning is the textbook for new and veteran online teachers who want to learn or refine their online facilitation skills.

Creativity and Critique in Online Learning

Author : Jacqueline Baxter
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This book explores emerging practices in distance education that have been facilitated by the development of educational technology. The volume examines core themes in distance education including online education at scale, embodiment in online environments, connectivity in online education and the personalisation of learning experiences within online education. The first section of the book examines online teaching tools, and explores how they are being used to enhance and promote student learning. The second looks at some of the broader challenges encountered by online teachers and those responsible for designing online learning material. While this volume will be of significant interest to distance learning universities and colleges, it will also be a valuable resource to traditional Higher Education Institutions, who are increasingly searching for innovative ways to reach and teach their students. This edited collection will be of value to scholars of online education as well as practitioners and policy makers looking to enrich their notions of online pedagogy.

Making Sense of Online Learning

Author : Patti Shank
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If you need quick, targeted baseline knowledge about using technology for teaching and learning, Making Sense of Online Learning is for you. This practical, no-nonsense primer will help you understand how online learning technologies work and how they fit into your organization. You’ll gain a working knowledge of important topics such as design, infrastructure, and evaluation and the confidence to make informed decisions that will help your learners and organization thrive. Since information about online learning changes at Internet speed, the book is supported with a dedicated Web site ( filled with up-to-the-minute suggestions for tools and resources.

Best Practices of Online Education

Author : Mark A. Maddix
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The book provides best practices from online educators who are engaged in online teaching and program development in Christian higher education. It also explores the distinct aspects of teaching and developing online courses and programs from a Christian perspective and within Christian higher education institutions. As such it is can serve as a ready resource for academic administrators and professors, novices and veterans at online program development and instruction.

Making Learning Systems Work

Author : Diane Eastcott
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Speaking Personally about Distance Education

Author : Michael G. Moore
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Teaching the Humanities Online A Practical Guide to the Virtual Classroom

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Using Technology in Human Services Education

Author : Goutham M. Menon
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Make the most of what today's technology has to offer in human services education! Distance education presents special challenges to social work education. Using Technology in Human Services Education: Going the Distance provides case studies and practical research on making the best use of this powerful new tool for teaching. Designed for both practitioners and educators, this fascinating book examines the use of technology in education and practice in the field of social work and other human services. Because setting up distance-learning programs can be expensive, Using Technology in Human Services Education suggests ways to reduce the impact on the budget, including setting up a consortium to merge resources with other schools. It also shows how to integrate traditional instructional approaches with the new technologies, how to make use of email and electronic discussion groups, and how to use the Internet to hone practice-related skills. In addition, it covers the current status of the technology itself. Using Technology in Human Services Education: Going the Distance explores ways to maximize the potential of distance education, such as: a framework for designing distance education courses that fully utilize the unique environments these courses offer a discussion of the impact of technological tools in teaching specific course content ways that SACs (Site Advisory Committees) can increase students' socialization into their new professions ways that students need to be supported in order to feel a connection to a distance-learning program the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to help meet and identify the information needs of a field placement agency Using Technology in Human Services Education offers creative approaches and practical advice for making the best use of the technology. Whatever your level of computer skill, from novice to hacker, this book will give you ideas you can use. No individual or institution interested in maintaining top quality in human services education should be without this book!

A Grounded Theory of Decision making Processes in U S Postsecondary Distance Education Program Development

Author : Stephanie Rachel Bulger
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Role of Distance Education in Developing Countries

Author : K. Madhavan
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World Conference on Education for All Jomtien Thailand 5 9 March 1990

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Online Teaching at Its Best

Author : Linda B. Nilson
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Bring pedagogy and cognitive science to online learning environments Online Teaching at Its Best: A Merger of Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research is the scholarly resource for online learning that faculty, instructional designers, and administrators have long been awaiting. Over 70 percent of degree-granting institutions offer online classes, and while technical resources abound, the courses often fall short of integrating the best practices in online pedagogy, even if they comply with online course design standards. Typically these standards omit the best practices in teaching and learning and the principles from cognitive science, leaving students struggling to keep the pace, understand the material, and fulfill their true potential as learners. This book fills the gap, providing evidence-based practices for online teaching, online course design, and online student motivation integrated with pedagogical and cognitive science to help you build the distance learning courses and programs your students deserve. As more and more students opt for distance learning, it's up to designers and instructors to rethink traditional methods and learn to work more effectively within the online learning environment, and up to administrators to provide the needed leadership. Online Teaching at Its Best provides practical, real-world advice grounded in educational science to help online instructors, instructional designers, and administrators deliver an exceptional learning experience. Adopt new pedagogical techniques designed specifically for online learning environments Ensure strong course alignment and effective student learning for online classes Increase student retention, build necessary support structures, and train faculty more effectively Integrate research-based course design and cognitive psychology into graduate or undergraduate programs Distance is no barrier to a great education; what do stand in the way are inadequate online course design and implementation and deficient faculty training and support—all of which administrators can mitigate. Online Teaching at Its Best will help you ensure that your online classes measure up to the rigor and quality of excellence in teaching and assessment, build in the personal touch for developing a learning community and equip your students to succeed in the next challenge.

Social Presence in Online Learning

Author : Aimee L. Whiteside
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Published in Association with The Online Learning Consortium. img src=""/a Social presence continues to emerge as a key factor for successful online and blended learning experiences. It is commonly described as the degree to which online participants feel connected to one another. Understanding social presence with its critical connections to community-building, retention, and learning outcomes allows faculty and instructional designers to better support and engage students. This volume, Social Presence in Online Learning, addresses the evolution of social presence with three distinct perspectives, outlines the relevant research, and focuses on practical strategies that can immediately impact the teaching and learning experience. These strategies include creating connections to build community, applying content to authentic situations, integrating a careful mix of tools and media, leveraging reflective and interactive opportunities, providing early and continuous feedback, designing with assessment in mind, and encouraging change in small increments. Because student satisfaction and motivation plays a key role in retention rates and because increased social presence often leads to enriched learning experiences, it is advantageous to mindfully integrate social presence into learning environments. Social Presence in Online Learning brings together eminent scholars in the field to distinguish among three different perspectives of social presence and to address how these viewpoints immediately inform practice. This important volume: • Provides an overview of the evolution of social presence, key findings from social presence research, and practical strategies that can improve the online and blended learning experience • Differentiates three distinct perspectives on social presence and explains the ideas and models that inform these perspectives • Explores specific ways in which social presence relates to course satisfaction, retention, and outcomes • Offers practical implications and ready-to-use techniques that are applicable to multiple disciplines • Introduces current research on social presence by prominent researchers in the field with direct inferences to the practice of online and blended learning • Looks at future directions for social presence Social Presence in Online Learning is appropriate for practitioners, researchers and academics involved in any level of online learning program design, course design, instruction, support, and leadership as well as for graduate students studying educational technology, technology-enhanced learning, and online and blended learning. It brings together multiple perspectives on social presence from the most influential scholars in the field to help shape the future of online and blended learning.

Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth

Author : Commonwealth of Learning
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The provision of good library services is a crucial factor in determining the quality of distance education. This collection of articles acquaints readers with distance librarianship as it is practiced in developed and developing countries throughout the British Commonwealth. The reader includes: "Introduction" (Michael Wooliscroft); "Distance Librarianship: A Perspective" (Elizabeth F. Watson); "The Distance Learner, the Librarian and the Course Development Team" (Janet Jenkins); "Reaching the Remote Student" (Margaret Appleton); "Library Services to Distance Learners: Research and Operational Developments in a U.K. and European Context" (Peter Brophy, Deborah Goodall, and Peter M. Wynne); "Distance Learners and Library Use in Western Canada: the Findings of an Inter-university Survey" (Alexander L. Slade); "Library Services for the University of the West Indies Distance Students" (Beverley A. Steele); "The University of South Africa's Library Services to Distance Learners" (S. H. Behrens and L. M. Grobler); "Serving Learners in a Technical-Vocational Distance Education Programme: Issues for CAST in Jamaica" (Terrence Bobb-Semple); "Library Services to Distance Learners at Massey University: Some Management Issues" (Celia Bockett, Lucy Marsden, and Joan Pitchforth); "A Library Service to Distance Learners: What Should the Library Provide?" (Anthony K. Cavanagh and Joan Tucker); "Initiating the First Steps: the Use of Technology To Provide Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth Caribbean" (Linda Claudia de Four); "Rendering Equitable Library Services to Distance Learners in India: Problems and Prospects" (Neela Jagannathan); "Library Support--the Missing Link in Support Services at the Secondary Level for the Distance Learner in English-Speaking Africa" (Magnus John); "Providing Support Services for External B.Ed. Distance Learners Programme at the University of Nairobi" (Judith W. Kamau); "Information Technology and Libraries in Distance Education: Present and Future Prospects for India" (Uma Kanjilal); "Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance" (David Meacham and Margaret H. Macpherson); "Library Services for the Open University of Tanzania: Experiences of the First Year" (Geoffrey R. V. Mmari); "Library and Information Science Through Distance Education: the IGNOU Experience" (R. Satyanarayana); "Library Services to Students at a Distance: A Case Study of the University of Otago Library, Dunedin, New Zealand" (Hayley Solomon); "Open Library Information for Off-Campus Students: The Australian Scenario" (Marie-Therese Van Dyk); and "Factors Affecting the Provision of Library Services to Distance Learners: the Commonwealth Caribbean Experience" (Elizabeth F. Watson). (SWC)

Handbook of Online Learning

Author : Kjell Erik Rudestam
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The demand for academic coursework and corporate training programs using the Internet and computer-mediated communication networks increases daily. The development and implementation of these new programs requires that traditional teaching techniques and course work be significantly reworked. This handbook consists of 20 chapters authored by experts in the field of teaching in the online environment to adult students enrolled in graduate university degree programs, corporate training programs, and continuing education courses. The book is organized to first lay a conceptual and theoretical foundation for implementing any online learning program. Topics such as psychological and group dynamics, ethical issues, and curriculum design are covered in this section. Following the establishment of this essential framework are separate sections devoted to the practical issues specific to developing a program in either an academic or corporate environment. Whether building an online learning program from the ground up or making adjustments to improve the effectiveness of an existing program, this book is an invaluable resource.--From Amazon.

Distance Education in Social Work

Author : Paul Abels
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A guide to understanding and implementing distance education components into social work. This book explains how to administer DE components, discusses the adjustments and rewards of the DE teaching experience, evaluates the benefits for both students and teachers, and addresses the issues in the field.

Distance Education in Asia and the Pacific

Author : Asian Development Bank
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Instructional Technology and Media for Learning

Author : Sharon E. Smaldino
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Table of Contents Chapter 1 Technology and Media: Facilitating Learning Introduction Technology Media The Concrete-Abstract Continuum Learning Roles of Technology and Media in Learning Learning Settings Information and Instruction Instructional Strategies Summary Chapter 2 Instructional Strategies: Integrating Technology and Media Introduction Strategies in the Classroom Presentation Demonstration Drill and Practice Tutorials Discussion Cooperative Learning Games Simulations Discovery Problem Solving Teacher-Centered Strategies Student-Centered Strategies Creating Learning Experiences Learning Contexts and Settings Summary Chapter 3 Visual Principles: Designing Effective Materials Introduction Visual Literacy Roles of Visuals in Learning Types of Visuals Visual Design Guidelines Creating Images Capturing Images Summary Chapter 4 Introduction The ASSURE Model Analyze Learners State Standards and Objectives Select Strategies, Technology, Media, and Materials Utilize Technology, Media, and Materials Require Learner Participation Evaluate and Revise Summary Chapter 5 Computers and Multimedia: Accessing Digital Worlds Introduction Computers and Multimedia in the Classroom Advantages Limitations Integration Software Selection Computer Hardware Computer Facilities Summary Chapter 6 Distance Education: Connecting Learners Beyond the Classroom Introduction Distance Education Instruction at a Distance Audio in Distance Education Television in Distance Education Instructional Television Options Summary Chapter 7 Online Learning: Learning Through the Internet and Computer Networks Introduction Online Learning Networks Issues Summary Chapter 8 Instructional Materials and Displays: Using Media to Engage Learners Introduction Learning Centers Instructional Modules Manipulatives Printed Materials Display Surfaces Exhibits Summary Chapter 9 Visuals: Enhancing Learning with Visuals Introduction Visuals in the Classroom Nonprojected Visuals Projected Visuals Presentation Software Digital Images Document Camera Projection Overhead Projection Summary Chapter 10 Audio: Listening and Learning Introduction Using Audio in the Classroom Digital Audio Formats Analog Audio Formats Advantages of Audio Limitations of Audio Integration of Audio Hearing and Listening Developing Listening Skills Summary Chapter 11 Video: Enhancing Learning with Moving Images Introduction Using Video in the Classroom Special Attributes Digital Video Formats Analog Video Formats Advantages Limitations Integration Selecting Video Producing Video Summary Chapter 12 Trends in Technology and Media: Looking Ahead Introduction Trends in Technology and Media Innovations on the Horizon Schools of the Future Your Future in the Field Professional Organizations Professional Journals Summary Appendix: Equipment Safety and Setups Introduction Equipment Safety Equipment Selection and Identification Care and Handling of Equipment Projector Setups Video Setups Audio Setups.

Touchstones of Online Program Excellence

Author : Timothy Leon Taylor
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