Handbook of Online Learning

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 501

View: 345

The Handbook of Online Learning is a comprehensive reference text for teachers and administrators of online courses and programs. It presents a discussion of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of online learning along with an exploration of practical implementation strategies. New and Ongoing Features Emphasizes interactive teaching/learning strategies – challenging readers to think differently about pedagogy Provides a strong theoretical base before discussing applications: Part I first presents the changing philosophies and theories of learning, while Part II covers implementation or the practice of online learning Offers several chapters that deal with the issues related to the growing corporate online learning environment Includes twelve NEW articles on the latest issues such as psychology of online learning, training faculty, digital libraries, ethical dimensions in online learning, legal issues, course management systems and evolving technologies. key articles retained from current edition are revised and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field Praise for the First Edition "The Fielding Institute authors apply an impressive wealth of organizational management theory and experience in their analyses of computer-mediated teaching and learning. The result is an enjoyable-to-read, fresh and lively book, delivering an abundance of ideas about how to establish a supportive learning environment, design a well structured course and manage electronically mediated dialog, -- in other words, how to successfully facilitate learning in the new context of on-line distance education." —Michael G. Moore, Pennsylvania State University and Editor, The American Journal of Distance Education "This book is a fascinating, comprehensive, revealing array of information about online learning. It is full of practical applications and significant implications for a future where online learning will play an increasingly larger role. It is essential for any library keeping up on online learning innovations." —Dr. Bernard J. Luskin, President and Co-CEO, GlobalLearningSystems, Inc. Visiting Professor, Claremont Graduate University "This book not only is that rare breed that addresses online learning in both higher education and corporate environments but every chapter is intriguing, informative, and accurately grounded. This book provides a comprehensive, timely, and informative look at online learning in higher education and corporate training settings. For an update on the state of e-learning in educational and training environments, simply read this book." —Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., Indiana University and Courseshare.com "Business and Learning have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship in our culture. The pace of change, however, has created separation between these two vital elements. The "Handbook of Online Learning" showcases the latest thinking and applications in learning delivery, and offers real promise that the gap is being bridged." —D.M. Verkest, AT&T Wireless Services, Vice-President-National Operations "The authors of this book are all experienced distance educators who know what the issues are: How are people engaged in teaching and learning at a distance "present" to one another? How do you create a community in the class? How can a teacher deal with an obstreperous student? What are the teaching/learning environments in universities and corporations as they affect distance education? The essays in this book inhabit the border where the idea of distance education meets the reality. The give practical advice and provide examples informed by both theory and experience." —Stanley Chodorow, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego & Former CEO, California Virtual University

Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Michael G. Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 729

View: 285

The third edition of this award-winning Handbook continues the mission of its predecessors: to provide a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of distance education, arguably the most significant development in education over the past three decades. While the book deals with education that uses technology, the focus is on teaching and learning and how its management can be facilitated through technology. Key features include: Comprehensive coverage that includes all aspects of distance education, including design, instruction, management, policy, and a section on different audiences. Chapter authors frame their topic in terms of empirical research (past and present) and discuss the nature of current practice in terms of that research. Future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. Section one provides a unique review of the theories that support distance education pedagogy. Section six includes a unique review of distance education as a component of global culture. This book will be of interest to anyone engaged in distance education at any level. It is also appropriate for corporate and government trainers and for administrators and policy makers in all these environments. Recipient of the 2013 IAP Distance Education Book Award

The Online Learning Handbook

Developing and Using Web-based Learning

Author: Jolliffe, Alan (Senior Lecturer, Virtual College Development Centre, Singapore Polytechnic)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 334

View: 958

A guide to developing Web-based learning materials. It provides advice, tools and techniques to help readers harness the potential of on-line methods of instruction and education. Taking a simple step-by-step approach, it proceeds from the basics through to operating computer-managed learning.

The Online Teaching Guide

A Handbook of Attitudes, Strategies, and Techniques for the Virtual Classroom

Author: Ken W. White

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 961

"For anyone preparing to teach online, The Online Teaching Guide is a one-of-a-kind resource for developing and implementing an effective online course. Its contributing authors focus on the interpersonal aspect of online teaching and learning, offering a wealth of useful strategies to sharpen your instructional skills. You'll learn how to keep your class interpersonal, how to communicate effectively with your students, how to facilitate groups and discussions, and how to give and get feedback in the online class. From the basics of online teaching to techniques, tools, and methods for effective online communication, The Online Teaching Guide addresses the breadth of conceptual and practical issues related to the online classroom, helping you overcome the challenges that confront all online instructors."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

International Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Terry Evans

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 796

View: 721

Distance education is arguably one of the major developments in education during the 20th Century. This title explores the array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late-20th Century and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st Century.

Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience

Author: Northcote, Maria

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 530

View: 233

Distance learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in educational settings around the world as it provides more flexibility and access to classes for students and educators alike. While online classrooms are proving to be popular, there is a significant gap in the personalization and humanization of these courses. The Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience features empirical research on promoting the personalization of online learning courses through presence, emotionality, and interactivity within digital classrooms. Highlighting best practices and evaluating student perceptions on distance learning, this handbook will appeal to researchers, educators, course designers, professionals, and administrators.

Handbook for Online Learning Contexts: Digital, Mobile and Open

Policy and Practice

Author: Ann Marcus-Quinn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 366

View: 547

This book addresses the gap in the literature concerned with global case studies of successful Digital, Mobile and Open Education. The book shares experiences from international teaching and learning projects at all levels of Education, and provides advice for future policy and investment in digital teaching and learning and Open Education projects. It also provides an expectation on the future capacity and sustainability of Open Education.

The Student Guide to Successful Online Learning

A Handbook of Tips, Strategies, and Techniques

Author: Ken W. White

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 968

A practical handbook of suggestions for this increasingly significant form of modern education. From selecting online programs to dealing with online class work, readers can discover the opportunities and overcome the challenges of learning online. From publisher description.

Handbook of Online Education

Author: Shirley Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 346

View: 369

This resource book provides a range of practical, innovative ideas to promote active learning online. It will offer teachers, trainers, and course writers a selection of ready-made, adaptable activities which can be used as a basis of elearning activity on a course or as a departure point for development, independent work and/or discussion. Sections of the book will include Resources for Building Confidence, Resources for Learning to Learn Online, Resources for Assessment and Active Learning Online. Each section will be prefaced by a general theoretical overview and suggestions for further reading and personal action research.

The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research

Author: Caroline Haythornthwaite

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 606

View: 416

The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES

Handbook of Research on Inequities in Online Education During Global Crises

Author: Kyei-Blankson, Lydia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 850

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many educational institutions implemented social distancing interventions such as initiating closure, developing plans for employees to work remotely, and transitioning teaching and learning from face-to-face classrooms to online environments. The abrupt switch to online teaching and learning, for the most part, has been a massive change for administration, faculty, and students at traditional brick-and-mortar universities and colleges as concerns regarding the pedagogical soundness of this mode of delivery remain among some stakeholders. Not only that, but the switch has also revealed the inequities in the system when it comes to the types of students universities serve. It is important as institutions move forward with online instruction that consideration be made about all students and what policies and strategies need to be put into place to help support and meet the needs of all constituents now or when unprecedented situations arise. The only way this can be done is by documenting the experiences through the eyes of faculty who were at the frontline of providing instruction and advising services to students. The Handbook of Research on Inequities in Online Education During Global Crises brings to light the struggles faculty and students faced as they were required to switch to online education during the global COVID-19 health crisis. This crisis has revealed inequities in the educational system as well as the specific effects of inequities when it comes to learning online, and the chapters in this book provide information to help institutions be better prepared for online education or remote learning in the future. While highlighting topics such as new educational trends, remote instruction, diversity in education, and teaching and learning in a pandemic, this book is ideal for in-service and preservice teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the inequalities within the educational systems and the new policies and strategies put in place with online education to combat these issues and support the needs of all diverse student populations.

International Handbook of E-Learning Volume 2

Implementation and Case Studies

Author: Mohamed Ally

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 358

View: 811

The International Handbook of e-Learning, Volume 2 provides a comprehensive compendium of implementation and practice in all aspects of e-learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Covering the integration, challenges, implications, and context-appropriate use of open education networks, blended learning, mobile technologies, social media, and other platforms in a variety of unique international settings, these thirty contributions illustrate the wide-ranging applications and solutions made possible by this rapidly growing new paradigm. Case studies are driven by empirical research and attention to cultural specificity, while future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. The book will be of interest to anyone seeking to create and sustain meaningful, supportive learning environments within today’s anytime, anywhere framework, from teachers, administrators, and policy makers to corporate and government trainers.

Teaching Online Simplified: A Quick Guide for Instructors (UM Press)

Author: Farrah Dina Yusop

Publisher: The University of Malaya Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

View: 363

The book “Teaching Online Simplified – A Quick Guide for Instructors” intended to serve as a practical guide or “handbook” for those who have limited or no prior knowledge in teaching and/or education but are interested in online teaching. It is also intended for: open university staff and lecturers who needs to teach online; lecturers who teach (or are planning to teach) online courses in higher education settings; lecturers who are interested to use technologies to support face-to-face teaching; and faculty professional development workshops and trainings. The book is written based on the authors’ research-based experiences in consulting online instructors on what they needed and wanted to know about designing online courses. Authors also interviewed a group of online students to understand what they liked and disliked about the way their current courses were conducted, and what kind of improvements they wanted their online programs to include. Hence, this book focusing on the “how” and “whys”, rather than theoretical discussions of teaching online. This book is a much-have resource for anyone involved in teaching online as it such as faculty members who want to convert his or her in-class course to an online format, and who are not necessarily familiar with current literature and/or do not have time to get acquainted with online teaching as it translates research-based knowledge in online education into simple strategies that can be easily adopted by teachers-practitioners.

Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality

Models for Social Equality

Author: Kurubacak, Gulsun

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 594

View: 481

"This book focuses on the societal, social, political, economic and philosophical perspectives of transformative models and how digital learning communities foster critical reflections and perspective change, building a better understanding on how online educators/designers/tutors/learners can talk about injustice and inequality to a virtual group"--Provided by publisher.

International Handbook of E-Learning Volume 1

Theoretical Perspectives and Research

Author: Badrul H. Khan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 398

View: 885

The International Handbook of e-Learning, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive compendium of research and theory in all aspects of e-learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Covering history, design models, instructional strategies, best practices, competencies, evaluation, assessment, and more, these twenty-seven contributions tackle the tremendous potential and flexibility inherent to this rapidly growing new paradigm. Past and present empirical research frames each chapter, while future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. The book will be of interest to anyone seeking to create and sustain meaningful, supportive learning environments within today’s anytime, anywhere framework, from teachers, administrators, and policy makers to corporate and government trainers.

Handbook of Distance Education

Second Edition

Author: Michael Grahame Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 580

View: 557

The Handbook of Distance Education, 4th Edition is a comprehensive compendium of research in the field of distance education. The volume is divided into four sections covering the historical and theoretical foundations of distance education, attributes of teaching and learning using technology, management and administration, and different audiences and providers. Throughout, leading scholars address future research needs and directions based on current research, established practices, and recent changes to implementation, pedagogy, and policy.

The Wiley Handbook of Collaborative Online Learning and Intercultural Engagement

Author: Deirdre Johnston

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 450

View: 438

The Wiley Handbook of Collaborative Online Learning and Intercultural Engagement provides guidance to educators seeking to develop globally-connected courses in order to internationalize the curriculum of their colleges and universities. In nearly every academic discipline, globalization impacts upon disciplinary knowledge and understanding, or there is an opportunity for learning to be enriched by multiple cultural perspectives and international contexts. This Handbook demonstrates working models for institutional international networks to support globally-connected courses, along with specific examples to guide faculty through the collaboration process with other faculty members across cultures and educational systems. It addresses co-development of learning objectives across different courses, disciplines and cultural contexts; co-coordination of course content, technology, and resources; intercultural learning assessment; and the impact of globally-connected courses for both student and faculty participants. This edited volume offers insights across a variety of multi-disciplinary connections which span the globe. Each chapter highlights the challenges and successes of global collaboration, and gives specific examples for managing group dynamics, intergroup anxiety, cultural transgressions and miscommunication. These narratives help students and professors understand social identities across cultural contexts, and how to coordinate multiple, and sometimes conflicting, perspectives in collaborative projects. Contributors supplement each narrative with sample syllabi, detailed course bibliographies, and web and media resources - including links to websites, blogs, and creative work developed collaboratively by students through their virtual connections.

Teaching Online

A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Claire Howell Major

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 402

Faculty members, researchers, instructional designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.

International Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Terry Evans

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 796

View: 845

Distance education is arguably one of the major developments in education during the 20th Century. This title explores the array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late-20th Century and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st Century.