Students' Experiences of e-Learning in Higher Education

The Ecology of Sustainable Innovation
Author: Robert Ellis,Peter Goodyear
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135215820
Category: Education
Page: 212
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Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education helps higher education instructors and university managers understand how e-learning relates to, and can be integrated with, other student experiences of learning. Grounded in relevant international research, the book is distinctive in that it foregrounds students’ experiences of learning, emphasizing the importance of how students interpret the challenges set before them, along with their conceptions of learning and their approaches to learning. The way students interpret task requirements greatly affects learning outcomes, and those interpretations are in turn influenced by how students read the larger environment in which they study. The authors argue that a systemic understanding is necessary for the effective design and management of modern learning environments, whether lectures, seminars, laboratories or private study. This ecological understanding must also acknowledge, though, the agency of learners as active interpreters of their environment and its culture, values and challenges. Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education reports research outcomes that locate e-learning within the broader ecology of higher education and: Offers a holistic treatment of e-learning in higher education, reflecting the need for integrating e-learning and other aspects of the student learning experience Reports research on students’ experiences with e-learning conducted by authors in the United States, Europe, and Australia Synthesizes key themes in recent international research and summarizes their implications for teachers and managers.

Flexible Learning, Human Resource and Organisational Development

Putting Theory to Work
Author: Viktor Jakupec,John Garrick
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415200608
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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Addressing contemporary contexts of flexible learning and its practices, this text provides insights about directions in which education and training providers may be required to go in order to implement flexible learning.

ELearning and Social Media

Education and Citizenship for the Digital 21st Century
Author: Elinor L. Brown,Anna Krasteva,Maria Ranieri
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681234300
Category: Education
Page: 387
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International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice is an international research monograph series of scholarly works that focuses primarily on empowering children, adolescents, and young adults from diverse educational, sociocultural, linguistic, religious, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic settings to become nonexploited/nonexploitive contributing members of the global community. The series draws on the international community of investigators, academics, and community organizers that have contributed to the evidence base for developing sound educational policies, practices, and innovative programs to optimize the potential of all students. Each themed volume includes multidisciplinary theory, research, and practice that provides an enriched understanding of the drivers of human potential via education to assist readers in exploring, adapting, and replicating innovative strategies that enable ALL students to realize their full potential. Among these strategies are the integration of digital technologies (DT) and information and communication technologies (ICT) into contemporary education platforms. However, technology must be more than just a tool to deliver content and stimulate engagement; it must become a means to broaden access to learning, advance equity, promote social justice, and encourage social inclusion. Especially reaching out to address the academic and social needs of rural, impoverished, marginalized, and displaced populations. Though the digital divide continues to hinder educational attainment for underprivileged populations, ICTs are providing significant opportunities to deliver literacy and basic skills instruction to disadvantaged segments of the global population as well as engage, motivate, and customize learning to address local needs. Nonetheless, the availability of ICT is not a deterministic process. Other societal, cultural, political and contextual factors are of fundamental importance to acceptance and integration that enables people to benefit from technology. The relationship between educational access, instructional delivery, and ICT should be considered in more complex terms. In particular, digital technologies should be viewed as instructional tools that improve access to educational opportunities, strengthen cultural resources, promote social and economic equity, and provide students with the knowledge and competencies to prepare them for a future that cannot be predicted. Therefore, developing ICT and media capabilities that instill citizenship and stewardship in today’s students is crucial to gleaning the social and cultural advantages of a contemporary global society that encourages full and equal citizenship. Citizenship education refers to two understandings of citizenship: as belonging and as engagement. The first is focused on national identity and valorizes the values of justice and democracy, as well as language and culture as the roots bridging the personality of children to the community of solidarity and shared norms. The second understanding of citizenship complements the ‘roots’ with ‘roads’, with the choices made by the individual, with the capacity to form and develop the child’s personality into the actor and author of his/her educational, professional, and life projects. The adolescent prepares to become an active, committed, and engaged citizen with the intellectual capacity for critical thinking that leads to responsible actions. Digital citizenship expresses the transformations of both belonging to and engaging in the information society and contributes to the development of generation “Y” with the aspiration to innovate and experiment, to explore the possibilities of the new digital world, to question authorities and instances of knowledge and power. Education addresses digital citizenship by opening more avenues for the intersection of Internet, imagination, and exploration. Volume 10, Elearning & Social Media: Education and Citizenship for the Digital 21st Century, addresses the use of technology in: developing and expanding educational delivery systems to reach rural populations, providing access to equitable education opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized populations, and encouraging student civic engagement. The volume evaluates elearning programs (distributed through the Internet, via satellite and hosted on social media) that promote equitable education for disadvantaged populations; examines the challenges and benefits of social media on student selfidentity, collaboration, and academic engagement; shares promising practices associated with technology in education and ecitizenship in the 21st century, and advances the discussion on blending global citizenship education and social media that raises student awareness, accountability and social justice involvement.

Student Retention in Online, Open, and Distance Learning


Author: Ormond Simpson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749439996
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Student retention has become a key issue for all further and higher education institutions and is a major concern among those involved in online learning courses where retention rates are often even poorer than those for traditional campus-based courses. There is increasing recognition that student retention is the responsibility of the actual institutions running the courses, and that it is within their power to encourage sustained participation without compromising academic standards. In this book, Ormond Simpson provides a clear, accessible analysis of what works and at what cost. He outlines strategies for increasing retention, providing useful case studies and examples to illustrate how these strategies can change institutional policy and practice. Areas covered include: * Who drops out and why * Integration * Reclamation * 'Retentioneering' an institution * Recruitment and retention * Course design.

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition


Author: Rogers, Patricia L.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605661996
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 2612
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Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.

Flexible Learning in a Digital World

Experiences and Expectations
Author: Collis, Betty,Moonen, Jef
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113636143X
Category: Education
Page: 237
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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.

Digital Universities V.1 (2014) -

International best practices and applications
Author: Katharine A. Bentham,Alessandra Briganti,Sonia Forconi,Paolo Francescone,Markus Haubold,Giuseppe Iazeolla,Cindy Jaenisch,Dmitry Kornakov,Lyudmila Kurochkina,Matteo Martini,Cynthia A. Parmenter,Alessandra Pieroni,Robert W. Robertson,Alexander Satarov,Christian-Andreas Schumann,Claudia Tittmann
Publisher: Gangemi Editore Spa
ISBN: 8849279736
Category: Social Science
Page: 130
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EDITORIAL Culture and cultures: the world’s thousands of versions compared to global modernization PEDAGOGY Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): education to change society? SCIENCE Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): education to change society? How modern technologies solve laboratory’s dilemma in distance learning Instructional design of technical disciplines in the implementation of distance education in the Tula State University Simulation design of wireless communications for digital universities in developing countries TECHNOLOGY PBL Working Environment: an expert system to learn the Problem-Based Learning pedagogy The responsive teaching/learning revolution: the impact of requests for the portability of services and contents for distance education on instructional models and technologies. BUSINESS Blended and online learning in a career service

Towards More Effective Open and Distance Learning Teaching


Author: Marland, Perc (Professor, Faculty of Education, University of South Queensland, Australia)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136354999
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This title examines the implications of personal, practical theories of distance learning for both distance learners and those who prepare distance learning materials. Case studies are used to reinforce and illustrate the arguments.

The Convergence of Distance and Conventional Education

Patterns of Flexibility for the Individual Learner
Author: Roger Mills,Alan Tait
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134649428
Category: Education
Page: 208
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This volume of essays from leading British, North American and Australasian contributors looks at the issues of the convergence of distance and conventional education. The term 'convergence' refers to the breaking down of barriers between open and distance learning and conventional institutions, and the creation of more and more institutions working across a range of modes. Such convergence has been driven by a number of factors, including the new technologies for teaching and learning, the impact of lifelong learning policies, the entry of larger than ever numbers of adult part-time students into tertiary education, and the demands of both employers and individuals for professional and work-related education throughout their working lives. The fourteen chapters engage critically with a range of aspects of convergence, including: * how well is open and distance learning carried out by conventional institutions for which it may continue for a lengthy period to be seen as of secondary importance? * to what extent will open and distance learning be more effectively carried out by conventional institutions able to offer a variety of modes to a wide range of learners? * how well will the variety of learners be served by systems that are converging? * what are the managerial issues at institutional level where converging systems are being developed?

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.

Towards More Effective Open and Distance Teaching


Author: Perc Marland
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749421908
Category: Education
Page: 127
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Provides a stimulus for lecturers to examine their theories of open and distance learning. Will help teachers to improve their practice and the perspectives on which the practice is grounded. Uses case studies and addresses the implications of personal practical theories of distance learning both for those who prepare distance learning materials and those who use them.

The New Digital Shoreline

How Web 2.0 and Millennials Are Revolutionizing Higher Education
Author: Roger McHaney
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579226022
Category: Education
Page: 267
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Two seismic forces beyond our control – the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus – are shaping what Roger McHaney calls “The New Digital Shoreline” of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators reconsider the learning theories, pedagogies, and practices on which we have depended, and modify our interactions with students and peers—all without sacrificing good teaching, or lowering standards, to improve student outcomes. Achieving these goals requires understanding how the indigenous population of this new shoreline is different. These students aren’t necessarily smarter or technologically superior, but they do have different expectations. Their approaches to learning are shaped by social networking and other forms of convenient, computer-enabled and mobile communication devices; by instant access to an over-abundance of information; by technologies that have conferred the ability to personalize and customize their world to a degree never seen before; and by time-shifting and time-slicing. As well as understanding students’ assumptions and expectations, we have no option but to familiarize ourselves with the characteristics and applications of Web 2.0—essentially a new mind set about how to use Internet technologies around the concepts of social computing, social media, content sharing, filtering, and user experience. Roger McHaney not only deftly analyzes how Web 2.0 is shaping the attitudes and motivations of today’s students, but guides us through the topography of existing and emerging digital media, environments, applications, platforms and devices – not least the impact of e-readers and tablets on the future of the textbook – and the potential they have for disrupting teacher-student relationships; and, if appropriately used, for engaging students in their learning. This book argues for nothing less than a reinvention of higher education to meet these new realities. Just adding technology to our teaching practices will not suffice. McHaney calls for a complete rethinking of our practice of teaching to meet the needs of this emerging world and envisioning ourselves as connected, co-learners with our students.

Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies


Author: Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146664575X
Category: Education
Page: 301
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Blended learning continues to emerge as a more proactive and high quality method of teaching and learning. Yet as the academic landscape shifts towards technology-based efforts, the lack of economic support in developing countries has hindered its educational growth. Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies provides an insight on blended learning approaches and its importance in the educational development of emerging economies. This book is a vital resource for researchers, academics, professionals, and students involved in the management and organizational development of technology use in educational settings.

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.

Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research


Author: Askell-Williams, Helen
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466674962
Category: Education
Page: 381
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The field of education is a vital component of today’s society, enriching and facilitating the attainment of new knowledge. Progress continues to be achieved in this area as new methods are envisioned that increase education’s value. Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research brings together diverse perspectives that underscore the importance of research practices toward the enrichment of teaching. Highlighting themes of learning, diversity, education communities, and student wellbeing, this book is an essential reference source for teacher educators, researchers, teaching practitioners, and professionals interested in the value of research within the field of education.

Effects of Information Capitalism and Globalization on Teaching and Learning


Author: Adeoye, Blessing F.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466661631
Category: Education
Page: 300
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"This book examines issues concerning emerging multimedia technologies and their challenges and solutions in teaching and learning, exploring the global society's effect on learning"--Provided by publisher.

Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience


Author: Scheg, Abigail G.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466674652
Category: Education
Page: 318
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In the past decade, traditional classroom teaching models have been transformed in order to better promote active learning and learner engagement. Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience seeks to capture the momentum of non-traditional teaching methods and provide a necessary resource for individuals who are interested in taking advantage of this pedagogical endeavor. Using narrative explanations and foundation materials provided by experienced instructors, this premier reference work presents the benefits and challenges of flipped methodology implementation in today’s classroom to educators and educational administrators across all disciplines and levels.

Reforming Open and Distance Education

Critical Reflections from Practice
Author: Evans, Terry,Nation, Daryl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135351058
Category: Education
Page: 224
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This volume contains a collection of critical reflections by teachers and administrators in open and distance education. They highlight educational problems and issues of a more general nature caused by the increased use of distance education within conventional higher education institutions.

Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society


Author: Wang, Victor C. X.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466660473
Category: Education
Page: 1217
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Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. This trend in ubiquitous technology has also found its way into the learning process at every level of education. The Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society offers an in-depth description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends within education and technological integration in modern society. This handbook includes definitions and terms, as well as explanations of concepts and processes regarding the integration of technology into education. Addressing all pertinent issues and concerns in education and technology in our changing society with a wide breadth of discussion, this handbook is an essential collection for educators, academicians, students, researchers, and librarians.

Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning


Author: Neto, Francisco Milton Mendes
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466645431
Category: Education
Page: 317
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It is hard to deny the ubiquity of web technologies used for educational tools; which have provided significant breakthroughs in learning environments. These innovations have contributed to the growing approach of computer-supported education. Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning overviews the opportunities provided by new technologies, applications, and research in the areas of ubiquitous learning and how those technologies can be successfully implemented. This publication is addressed to a wide audience of researchers, students, and educators interested in a better comprehension of learning process requirements that are mediate by an assorted set of technology innovations.