Assessing Open and Distance Learners

Author: Chris Morgan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 915

Most works on assessment assume a face-to-face teaching context. The few that don't, assume that assessment issues are largely generic and equally applicable in face-to-face, open or distance contexts. Unfortunately, reality is far removed from this generalized viewpoint and, as the authors of this book point out, once assessment is considered from the open or distance learner's perspective it becomes very apparent that new approaches to assessment have to be developed. Written by practitioners in ODL for other practitioners, this is neither a book that preaches nor one that takes the abstract high ground. Offering concrete advice and evidence, it will help readers both to reflect upon their personal approaches to assessment and to adapt their techniques in order to benefit learners.

Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Mason, Robin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 367

An introduction to three types of interactive media - computer conferencing, audiographics and video conferencing - which explains how each type can be used in the open learning environment. It describes attributes and limitations, analyzing appropriate applications through case studies.

Flexible Learning in a Digital World

Experiences and Expectations

Author: Betty Collis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 446

Betty Collis and Jef Moonen present a series of proven and practical guidelines, based on their balanced experience of using technology in education. Together, these give readers an overview of how technological applications in education can be developed and harnessed.

500 Tips for Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 388

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.

The Virtual University

The Internet and Resource-based Learning

Author: Steve Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 117

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.

Mobile Learning

A Handbook for Educators and Trainers

Author: John Traxler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 339

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.

Exploring Open and Distance Learning

Author: Derek Rowntree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 608

This study identifies eight areas essential to the understanding of open and distance learning. Each area is explored with case studies and a range of applications in higher education and training. Activities for readers and points for reflection are highlighted in each chapter.

Innovation in Open and Distance Learning

Successful Development of Online and Web-based Learning

Author: Gooley, Anne (Chief Executive, The Queensland Open Learning Network, Australia)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 311

This volume draws together experiences in the application of technology to distributed learning. It offers an appraisal of the strategies and processes for managing change in open and distance learning and presents a progressive vision for all those involved in this widespread discipline.

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Author: Ormond Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 271

View: 738

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.

Innovation in Open & Distance Learning

Successful Development of Online and Web-based Learning

Author: Fred Lockwood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 271

This volume draws together experiences in the application of technology to distributed learning. It offers an appraisal of the strategies and processes for managing change in open and distance learning and presents a progressive vision for all those involved in this widespread discipline.