An Overview of Online Learning

If you're thinking about using online learning in your organization, Online Learning will become one of your greatest planning resources.

Author: Saul Carliner

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 0874257409

Category: Education

Page: 216

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If you're thinking about using online learning in your organization, Online Learning will become one of your greatest planning resources. The author explains online learning in simple language, defines basic terms and concepts, and addresses three key considerations when planning an online learning program.
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Online Learning in Music

With a focus on higher education, Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online and ...

Author: Judith Bowman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199988181

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers fresh insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online courses, principles for good practice in online education, and an agenda for future research. Author Judith Bowman provides a complete overview of online education in music, including guidelines and accreditation standards for online instruction as well as a look at current research on online learning in music. She also explores several theoretical models for online course design, development, and implementation, before presenting a creative approach to online course design, both for fully online and also for blended courses. As a whole, the book challenges stereotypical views of professors as "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side," characterizing the online professor instead as Director of Learning. Necessary reading for all who work in online learning in music, it also suggests important ways both to prevent problems and also to resolve those that do arise.
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Culture and Online Learning

This text is also appropriate for graduate-level Educational Technology and Comparative and International Learning programs.

Author: Insung Jung

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579228576

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Culture plays an overarching role that impacts investment, planning, design, development, delivery, and the learning outcomes of online education. This groundbreaking book remedies a dearth of empirical research on how digital cultures and teaching and learning cultures intersect, and offers grounded theory and practical guidance on how to integrate cultural needs and sensibilities with the innovative opportunities offered by online learning. This book provides a unique analysis of culture in online education from a global perspective, and offers: * An overview of the influences that culture has on teaching, online learning, and technology * Culture-sensitive instructional design strategies and teaching guidelines for online instructors and trainers * Facilitation and support strategies for online learners from different cultures * An overview on issues of design, development, communication, and support from a cross-cultural perspective * An overview of how online education is perceived, planned, implemented, and evaluated differently in various cultural contexts Written by international experts in the field of online learning, this text constitutes with a comprehensive comparative introduction to the role of culture in online education. It offers essential guidance for practitioners, researchers, instructors, and anyone working with online students from around the world. This text is also appropriate for graduate-level Educational Technology and Comparative and International Learning programs.
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Distance Learning E Learning and Blended Learning in Mathematics Education

This book builds on current and emerging research in distance learning, e-learning and blended learning.

Author: Jason Silverman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319907901

Category: Education

Page: 220

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This book builds on current and emerging research in distance learning, e-learning and blended learning. Specifically, it tests the boundaries of what is known by examining and discussing recent research and development in teaching and learning based on these modalities, with a focus on lifelong mathematics learning and teaching. The book is organized in four sections: The first section focuses on the incorporation of new technologies into mathematics classrooms through the construction or use of digital teaching and learning platforms. The second section presents a wide range of perspectives on the study and implementation of different tutoring systems and/or computer assisted math instruction. The third section presents four new innovations in mathematics learning and/or mathematics teacher education that involve the development of novel interfaces’ for communicating mathematical ideas and analyzing student thinking and student work. Finally, the fourth section presents the latest work on the construction and implementation of new MOOCs and rich media platforms developed to carry out specialized mathematics teacher education.
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An Overview of Intellectual Property Issues Associated with Distance Learning in Florida

... whose systems are used for software piracy by customers , criminally liable.48
Although the introduction of these bills ... IPWG Report on Online Intellectual
Property Meets Resistance , " EFFector Online 8.18 ( 1995 ) : n . pag . , online ...

Author: Florida. Legislature. Joint Committee on Information Technology Resources

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ISBN: PSU:000032679779

Category: Copyright

Page: 40

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Resources in Education

... Learning, Learning Environments This paper presents a set of guidelines for
the design of computer-supported distance multimedia that enables collaborative
distance learning. The first section provides an overview of distance learning and
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ISBN: MINN:30000010540205

Category: Education

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Libraries Supporting Online Learning Practical Strategies and Best Practices

These are purpose of the use, nature of the use, the amount of the work that will
be used, and the effect of the use to the potential market of the work. Table 3.2
provides an overview of things to consider related to each factor and if it favors or
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Author: Christina D. Mune

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781440861765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Using practical examples from librarians in the field, this book lays out current issues in online learning and teaches librarians how to adapt a variety of library services—including instruction, reference, and collection development—to online education. Recent studies highlighting the challenges faced by online learners show that skills librarians are uniquely qualified to teach, such as information and digital literacy and source evaluation, can improve academic performance in online courses and enhance the online learning experience. Just as embedded librarianship was developed to answer the needs of online courses when they emerged in the early 2000s, online learning librarian Christina Mune now teaches "online librarianship" as a set of realistic strategies for serving a variety of online education models. Each chapter of Libraries Supporting Online Learning addresses a different strategy for supporting online students and/or faculty, with all strategies derived from real-world practices. Librarians will find information on best practices for creating digital literacy tutorials and dynamic content, providing patrons with open access and open educational resources, helping patrons to avoid copyright issues, promoting peer-to-peer learning and resource sharing, posting to social media, and developing scalable reference services. The tools and practical examples in this book will be useful for all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online learning. Offers practical strategies to librarians responsible for supporting hybrid and online courses and degree programs as well as MOOCs May be easily adopted as a library science textbook for those teaching instructional design, instructional technology, distance librarianship, or academic library issues courses Includes case studies on assessment information and grant writing for administrators and library advocates Informs all educators interested in increasing the efficacy of online leaning in higher education Is suitable for inclusion in academic collections supporting library and information science
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The Virtual Student

What they will discover is that this book is really about effective pedagogy, regardless of the setting." — Michael J. Offerman, president, Capella University

Author: Rena M. Palloff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787971197

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The Virtual Student is an essential resource for online educators working with students in higher education and training settings. The authors offer an overview of the key issues of student online learning and provide a practical guide to working with online students. The book covers a broad range of topics including learning styles, multicultural issues, evaluation, retention, and the challenging problems of plagiarism and cheating.
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Designing Online Learning

This book provides an introduction and helpful guide to online education for librarians and educators in the K–12, public, and academic library settings.

Author: Susan Webreck Alman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846379

Category: Education

Page: 100

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This book provides an introduction and helpful guide to online education for librarians and educators in the K–12, public, and academic library settings.
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Learning Theory and Online Technologies

This revised second edition updates data on digital media adoption globally, adds a new chapter on connectivism as a learning theory, and updates the chapter on online collaborative learning, renaming the theory as collaborativism and ...

Author: Linda Harasim

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317508182

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of online learning, the foundations of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing between the major approaches to online learning. It addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online environment for learning), evaluation (how to know that students are learning), and history (how past research can guide successful online teaching and learning outcomes). An ideal textbook for undergraduate Education and Communication programs as well as Educational Technology Masters, Ph.D., and Certificate programs, Learning Theory and Online Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in online education learning theory and the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice. This revised second edition updates data on digital media adoption globally, adds a new chapter on connectivism as a learning theory, and updates the chapter on online collaborative learning, renaming the theory as collaborativism and considering the challenges that arise with the growth of artificial intelligence.
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The 2000 2001 ASTD Distance Learning Yearbook

... workplace is too distracting for learning ) Saul Carliner is assistant professor of
information design at Bentley College in Waltham , Massachusetts , and author of
An Overview of Online Learning ( HRD Press , 1999 ) . Contact him at scarliner ...

Author: Karen Mantyla

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0071352961

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: 372

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Distance learning is the hottest trend in the training industry today. But rapidly changing technology and powerful new developments make it difficult for human resources professionals and trainers to stay current in the field. Now a single annual reference brings together "the best of the best" articles and information, summarizing the state of the distance learning field. This handy one-volume resource includes information on creating distance learning proposals and pilot programs; Internet-based training, videoconferencing, and other technologies; setting up and administering a program; career development for trainers, and more.
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Distance Education

This valuable collection looks at distance education through a varied set of critical lenses to examine how distance education classrooms can affect students' attitudes and behaviors, the use of—and attitudes toward—group projects in ...

Author: D Lamont Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0789020319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Learn to assess and assure the quality of university-level distance education classes! Now that many colleges and universities have embarked on significant distance education curricula, an overview of the state of the art is necessary. This valuable collection looks at distance education through a varied set of critical lenses to examine how distance education classrooms can affect students' attitudes and behaviors, the use of—and attitudes toward—group projects in online courses, the effects that the use of technology has on the relationship between student and teacher, and a great deal more! Distance Education: Issues and Concerns: provides concrete recommendations for enhancing the distance education experience shows the relationship between learning styles, enrollment, and retention in Internet-based courses, and makes recommendations to help ensure student success highlights the importance of conducting small-scale usability studies for instructional Web sites examines the advantages of using handheld computers and mobile phones in teacher education emphasizes the importance of good teaching, no matter what kind of technology is in use provides an overview of the drawbacks and benefits of distance education and a plan for quality control examines the steps taken by one graduate program to ensure continuing improvement of its online courses offers a number of ways to develop a comprehensive quality control system that addresses development, delivery, and evaluation presents a basic cost-income model for electronically delivered instruction provides a social constructionist framework for online learning looks at the challenges that laboratory experience courses present in a distance education context, and shows how remote lab use could work in several engineering disciplines describes a successful hybrid online graduate class designed to help administrators increase their technical competencies and more!
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The Complete Step by Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

Gender matters in online learning. In M. G. Moore (Ed.), Handbook of distance
education (2nd ed., pp. 169–180). ... An overview of online education:
Attractiveness, benefits, challenges, concerns and recommendations. College
Student ...

Author: Joan Thormann

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807773161

Category: Education

Page: 225

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In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical “how-to” and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Instructors will learn about course design and development, instructional methods for online teaching, and student engagement and community building techniques. The book contains successful teaching strategies, guidance for facilitating interactions and responding to diversity, and assessments, as well as future directions for online learning. With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses. This one-stop resource addresses all of the core elements of online teaching in terms that are universally applicable to any content area and at any instructional level. “A rare book in education: one that is not only highly useful but also intellectually coherent and based on robusta>, transferable principles of learning and teaching. All educators—in online environments and in brick-and-mortar schools—will find this an invaluable resource.” —From the Foreword by Grant Wiggins “We now know we can get increased participation with online tools to make thinking more visible and switch the traditional delivery of instruction to personalize learning. While it is inevitable that online learning will become an important skill for everyone, the ideas, concepts, strategies, design elements, and tools in the book by Thormann and Zimmerman can also be applied to blended learning.” —Alan November, Senior Partner and Founder, November Learning “The authors of this book have created an excellent resource for anyone interested in becoming an online instructor or improving his or her skills in online teaching. The authors share a wealth of step-by-step activities, examples of assignments and teaching strategies that will guide both novice and experienced teachers as they expand their skills into the online realm. Even as a ‘veteran’ online instructor the book provided me with new ideas to try in my next online class.” —Sam Gladstein, Coordinator, Edmonds eLearning Program at Edmonds School District, WA “Cheers to Thormann and Zimmerman for providing a must-read for online teaching. This clear and practical guide takes the instructor from design to implementation of online courses. The authors remove the anxiety about online teaching for those thinking about on-screen instruction, and provide new thinking and examples for those already immersed in it. It is a great guide for those entering the field and a superb resource for those actively engaged in it.” —Anthony J. Bent, Chairman, Global Studies-21st Century Skills Committee of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Book Features: The building blocks necessary to create a successful online course. The know-how of long-time online instructors. Models for Skype conferencing with groups of students. Templates for course building, including sample assignments, activities, assessments, and emails. Detailed treatment of diversity in the online environment Joan Thormann is professor in the division of Technology in Education at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She edits a column on technology and special needs for Learning and Leading with Technology. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman is the principal of IKZ Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts, an educational consulting firm serving educators and stakeholders in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
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Games and Simulations in Online Learning

Author: David Gibson

Publisher: Information Science Publishing

ISBN: 159904305X

Category: Computers

Page: 402

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Nearly all early learning happens during play, and new technology has added video games to the list of ways children learn interaction and new concepts. Although video games are everywhere on Web sites, in stores, streamed to the desktop, on television they are absent from the classroom. Computer-based simulations, a form of computer games, have begun to appear, but it is not as wide-spread as email, discussion threads, and blogs.Games and Simulations in Online Learning: Research and Development Frameworks examines the potential of games in simulations in online learning, and how the future could look as developers learn to use the emerging capabilities of the Semantic Web. It presents a general understanding of how the Semantic Web will impact education and how games and simulations can evolve to become robust teaching resources.
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Online and Distance Learning Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

AN OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH IN DISTANCE EDUCATION An overview of the
distance learning (DE) literature from the past few decades shows a great deal of
attention being focused on “descriptive” research, which was work that aimed to ...

Author: Tomei, Lawrence A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4032

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"This comprehensive, six-volume collection addresses all aspects of online and distance learning, including information communication technologies applied to education, virtual classrooms, pedagogical systems, Web-based learning, library information systems, virtual universities, and more. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference to meet the information needs of researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and other stakeholders in online and distance learning"--Provided by publisher.
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Online Distance Education

At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

Author: Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781927356623

Category: Education

Page: 520

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Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing major research on the topic, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, Online Distance Education addresses aspects of distance education practice that have often been marginalized, including issues of cost and economics, concerns surrounding social justice, cultural bias, the need for faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities. At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.
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Social Presence in Online Learning

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 ...

Author: Aimee L. Whiteside

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620365113

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Published in Association with The Online Learning Consortium. img src="https://www.presswarehouse.com/sites/stylus/images/OLClogo.jpg"/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.
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Distance Education in Nursing

This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities ...

Author: Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826109460

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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A Doodyís Core Title! ì[This book] addresses issues that cut across a wide range of best practices and the effect of technology on learning. [It includes] sound principles, new and creative ideas, [and] many implications for future research. What can and cannot be taught online? How are faculty best assisted in learning a new role? Who are the students in this geographically and culturally diverse learning community?... I know that you will enjoy this book because it combines current practices and research with building a foundation of knowledge that takes us into the future.î Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing Fairfield University This award-winning text, now in its third edition, integrates new digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, seven new chapters, and an innovative format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills, and addresses the challenges of accreditation for distance programs. The text helps teachers assess their teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Practical hints and key points focus on supporting learner success, using learning objects, and more.. Special features include an author-hosted blog and website to enhance and extend learning. The text is designed for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels and will also be beneficial for health care organizations that provide online continuing education. This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities Provides specific suggestions for overcoming barriers to online classes and other paradigm shifts Features teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples Offers an author-managed blog and website , updated continually
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International Handbook of E Learning Volume 1

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.

Author: Badrul H. Khan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317643661

Category: Education

Page: 398

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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.
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