Empowering Online Learning

This is an essential resource for anyone designing or facilitating online learning.

Author: Curtis J. Bonk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470605479

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This is an essential resource for anyone designing or facilitating online learning. It introduces an easy, practical model (R2D2: read, reflect, display, and do) that will show online educators how to deliver content in ways that benefit all types of learners (visual, auditory, observational, and kinesthetic) from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels. With a solid theoretical foundation and concrete guidance and examples, this book can be used as a handy reference, a professional guidebook, or a course text. The authors intend for it to help online instructors and instructional designers as well as those contemplating such positions design, develop, and deliver learner-centered online instruction. Empowering Online Learning has 25 unique activities for each phase of the R2D2 model as well as summary tables helping you pick and choose what to use whenever you need it. Each activity lists a description, skills addressed, advice, variations, cost, risk, and time index, and much more. This title is loaded with current information about emerging technologies (e.g., simulations, podcasts, wikis, blogs) and the Web 2.0. With a useful model, more than 100 online activities, the latest information on emerging technologies, hundreds of quickly accessible Web resources, and relevance to all types and ages of learners--Empowering Online Learning is a book whose time has come.
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Empowering Students With Technology

the 2001 first edition of this book,this chapter began with a prediction: “Of all the
potential technology holds, learning online may have the greatest impact on the
education system. The potential benefits of providing learning opportunities ...

Author: Alan November

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412974257

Category: Education

Page: 115

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Collects ideas for lessons, resources and real-life examples from fifty websites that educators can use to strengthen student's research skills, critical thinking, and problem solving.
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Empowering 21st Century Learners Through Holistic and Enterprising Learning

This study contributes to the body of knowledge in several ways. First, it provides
an assessment of the factors influencing students' satisfaction towards online
learning system. The assessment of the impact of both internal and external
factors ...

Author: Geok Bee Teh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811042416

Category: Education

Page: 267

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This book consists of a collection of selected papers presented at the TARC International Conference 2016 held from 17 to 18 October, 2016. It offers a tool for empowering schools and teachers as a way forward for transforming education.
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Live Online Learning

(2013) Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age: designing for 21st century learning.
2nd edition. Abingdon: Routledge. Bonk, C. J. and Zhang, K. (2008) Empowering
online learning: 100+ activities for reading, reflecting, displaying and doing.

Author: Sarah Cornelius

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137328779

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Equips new and experienced educators with the skills required to succeed in live online learning. Based on years of experience and research, the authors offer best practice guidelines and practical resources. A life saver for anyone wishing to develop creative, innovative teaching methods to provide great online experiences for their learners.
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The World Is Open

This book captures the true potential of technology and open and shared content to eliminate the educational divide.

Author: Curtis J. Bonk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470461306

Category: Education

Page: 480

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Whether you are a scientist on a ship in Antarctic waters or a young girl in a Philippine village, you can learn whenever and whatever you want from whomever you are interested in learning it from. As technologies have become more available, even in the most remote reaches of the world, and as more people contribute a wealth of online resources, the education world has become open to anyone anywhere. In The World Is Open, education technology guru Curtis Bonk explores ten key trends that together make up the "WE-ALL-LEARN" framework for understanding the potential of technology's impact on learning in the 21st century: Web Searching in the World of e-Books E-Learning and Blended Learning Availability of Open Source and Free Software Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare Learning Object Repositories and Portals Learner Participation in Open Information Communities Electronic Collaboration Alternate Reality Learning Real-Time Mobility and Portability Networks of Personalized Learning In addition, this important resource contains compelling interviews that capture the diverse global nature of the open educational world from those who are creating new learning technologies as well as those who are using them to learn and teach in new ways. Using the dynamic "WE-ALL-LEARN" model, learners, educators, executives, administrators, instructors, and parents can tap into the power of Web technology and unleash a world of information.
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Designing Online Learning

My 10 years or so in online education have been an adventure, and one in which
I have probably learned more—and ... was about further empowering students (
by giving them a new array of choices about how, when, and where to learn).

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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Game Based Teaching and Simulation in Nursing and Health Care

Empowering online learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Boulos, K. M. N.,
Hetherington, L., & Wheeler, S. (2007). Second Life: An overview of the potential
of 3-D virtual worlds in medical and health education. Health Infor- mation and ...

Author: Eric B. Bauman, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826109705

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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"This is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in integrating gaming and simulation into a course or the entire curricula. It presents the theory and the associated practical application. The extensive reference list and resource/product list encourage and support readers with implementation." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews "Game-Based Teaching and Simulation in Nursing and Healthcare is a timely, exhaustive look at how emerging technologies are transforming clinical education. Anyone looking for firsthand, direct account of how game-based learning technologies are reshaping clinical practice needs this book." Kurt Squire, PhD Associate Professor Games+Learning+Society [GLS] School of Education University Of Wisconsin - Madison This innovative text provides practical strategies for developing, integrating, and evaluating new and emerging technology, specifically game-based learning methods, useful in nursing and clinical health sciences education. The text draws upon existing models of experiential learning such as Benner's "thinking-in-action" and "novice-to-expert" frameworks, and introduces current theories supporting the phenomenon of the created learning environment. Chapters explain how simulation and game-based learning strategies can be designed, implemented, and evaluated to improve clinical educational thinking and outcomes and increase exposure to critical experiences to inform clinicians during the journey from novice to expert. The text also describes how game-based learning methods can support the development of complex decision-making and critical thinking skills. Case studies throughout demonstrate the practical application of harnessing technology as a teaching/learning device. Key Features: Provides strategies for developing, integrating, and evaluating game-based learning methods for nursing and healthcare educators Prepares teachers for the paradigm shift from static "e-learning" to dynamic distance experiential learning in virtual and game-based environments Illustrates how to integrate game-based learning into existing curricula Offers theoretical and practical examples of how game-based learning technologies can be used in nursing and clinical education
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Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications

... of educational management systems: a critical approach for empowering
online communications. i-Manager's Journal of Educational Technology, 2(4), 19-
27. Salmon, G. (2000). E-moderation: The key teaching and learning online.
London: ...

Author: Luppicini, Rocci

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599045993

Category: Education

Page: 508

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Given the rapid growth of computer-mediated communication, there is an ever-broadening range of social interactions. With conversation as the bedrock on which social interactions are built, there is growing recognition of the important role conversation has in instruction, particularly in the design and development of technologically advanced educational environments. The Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications presents key perspectives on the evolving area of conversation design, bringing together a multidisciplinary body of work focused on the study of conversation and conversation design practices to inform instructional applications. Offering multimodal instructional designers and developers authoritative content on the cutting-edge issues and challenges in conversation design, this book is a must-have for reference library collections worldwide.
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Data Mining Applications for Empowering Knowledge Societies

mining and machine learning to this societal interest area. E-Government
Services enhance Web-based learning environments for the educator to better
evaluate the learning process and for the learners to help them in their learning

Author: Rahman, Hakikur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599046594

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

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Presents an overview of the main issues of data mining, including its classification, regression, clustering, and ethical issues. Provides readers with knowledge enhancing processes as well as a wide spectrum of data mining applications.
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Educating Literacy Teachers Online

It is an opportunity to facilitate a heightened awareness of our teaching and to
reconfigure how we perceive learning without the boundaries of space and time.
... Moving education online can be an empowering but also daunting process.

Author: Lane W. Clarke

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772492

Category: Education

Page: 147

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This book is a comprehensive guide for literacy teacher educators and professional development trainers who teach and work in online settings. The authors provide tools, techniques, and resources for developing courses, workshops, and other online learning experiences, including blended/hybrid delivery formats that combine face-to-face meetings with online practices. Moving away from traditional discussions in which technology and delivery systems dominate the conversation, this book focuses on the literacy instructor with techniques for building effective learning communities. The authors outline the unique pedagogical challenges posed by online courses and offer guidance for making decisions about what tools to use for specific instructional purposes. More than simply a “how-to” book, this resource will encourage novice and experienced instructors to extend their thinking and enable online literacy teacher education to grow in productive ways. Book Features: Support for those teaching in many different roles, including program coordinators, professors, and adjuncts. A focus on pedagogical innovation as the key to success, with concrete examples of instructional and assessment practices. Connections to the IRA Standards for Reading Professionals and other national standards for teacher education. A companion website where online literacy teacher educators can communicate and share resources. “Be prepared to experience a compelling journey. . . . This might very well be the book that inspires you, like me, to find a trusted colleague, take a few risks, and begin your own journey toward moving a literacy course or whole program online.” —From the Foreword by Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island Lane W. Clarke is assistant professor and literacy concentration leader in the Education Department of the University of New England. Susan Watts-Taffe is associate professor and coordinator of the Reading Endorsement program at the University of Cincinnati.
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Empowering Your Library

EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Library managers and supervisors
can also take the lead in helping establish ... This can be accomplished through
online tutorials, videotapes or audiotapes, informal coaching, online discussion ...

Author: Connie Christopher

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838908586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 75

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To be competitive with other information providers, libraries and their staff have to offer customers premier access to information, technology and entertainment--without bureaucratic red tape. This means every employee is responsible for ensuring that customers have a good experience with the library. Empowering library employees to address customers' needs sounds ideal--but how is it put into practice? By working from the premise that every employee and volunteer has a stake in the library's future, library leaders can harness this power for the library's long-term benefit. As library directors and deputy directors, unit managers, supervisors, trainers and human resource experts, you can transform your library using these clear and comprehensive guidelines. Learn how and why to empower the library, its teams and individual employees Overcome resistance to change and other obstacles Encourage risk-taking, creativity and innovation Access proven tools to motivate, communicate and envision a new future Build library leaders throughout the organization Whether working to empower individuals, teams or the whole library, these guidelines make possible effective management of scarce resources--time, people, and money. They also help enhance your team's morale, innovation, continuous improvement, and customer service--the building blocks for funding libraries' vital and ongoing role in their communities.
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Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies

Tutor as Educational Broker and 'Bridge': Searching for a New Identity within
Dynamic Multiple Systems striving to ... The tension between what participants in
online learning communities believe to be democratic and empowering, and the

Author: Hatzipanagos, Stylianos

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605662091

Category: Computers

Page: 632

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"This book explores how social software and developing community ontologies are challenging the way we operate in a performative space"--Provided by publisher.
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Handbook of Online Learning

In the online classroom , the most effective means of achieving learning
outcomes is the use of active learning techniques that encourage students to
become empowered learners . The fully engaged , active learner is likely to bring
new ...

Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055440401

Category: Computers

Page: 460

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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.
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Handbook of Distance Learning for Real Time and Asynchronous Information Technology Education

As educators, it is our responsibility to ensure that the teaching and learning
processes which take place online are as empowering and comprehensive as
they are accessible (Zhu et al. 2003). need of appropriate staff development.
What are ...

Author: Negash, Solomon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049656

Category: Computers

Page: 406

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"This book looks at solutions that provide the best fits of distance learning technologies for the teacher and learner presented by sharing teacher experiences in information technology education"--Provided by publisher.
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Building Online Learning Communities

Instead, creating a community is a mutually empowering act—a means by which
people share with each other, work, and live collaboratively. In the past, we
assumed that involvement in community was determined by where you lived (
your ...

Author: Rena M. Palloff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787988258

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Building Online Learning Communities further explores the development of virtual classroom environments that foster a sense of community and empower students to take charge of their learning to successfully achieve learning outcomes. This is the second edition of the groundbreaking book by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt and has been completely updated and expanded to include the most current information on effective online course development and delivery. A practical, hands-on guide, this resource is filled with illustrative case studies, vignettes, and examples from a wide variety of successful online courses. The authors offer proven strategies for handling challenges that include: Engaging students in the formation of an online learning community. Establishing a sense of presence online. Maximizing participation. Developing effective courses that include collaboration and reflection. Assessing student performance. Written for faculty in any distance learning environment, this revised edition is based on the authors many years of work in faculty development for online teaching as well as their extensive personal experience as faculty in online distance education. Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt share insights designed to guide readers through the steps of online course design and delivery.
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The Complete Step by step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

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.

Author: Joan Thormann

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807753095

Category: Education

Page: 214

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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.
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Online Communication in Language Learning and Teaching

in learning environments in which students can easily exercise their creativity ,
collaborate on projects of interest , engage in ... Before we examine this idea of
empowering language students through online learning , let us briefly introduce a

Author: M. Lamy

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230001270

Category: Education

Page: 260

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This offers a framework for thinking about technologies that allow online communication, for example, forums, chats, real-time platforms as well as virtual worlds and mobile devices, and the practical issues of using them. The authors offer a thorough appraisal of the potential benefits and challenges of learning and teaching a language online.
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Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology

Reflecting the effect of technology on education, Spiro (2006) started a column in
the journal, Educational Technology, ... and being able to access online courses
may have, within limitations, a quality of empowering a student and changing ...

Author: Kidd, Terry T.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048666

Category: Computers

Page: 1110

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"This book provides information on different styles of instructional design methodologies, tips, and strategies on how to use technology to facilitate active learning and techniques to help faculty and researchers develop online instructional and teaching materials. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference for researchers, educators, administrators, and others in the context of instructional systems and technology"--Provided by publisher.
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Understanding Online Instructional Modeling Theories and Practices

She is an instructional leader at Florida Virtual School, where she is responsible
for the direct supervision of online instructors. She believes in empowering
instructors and students to become agents of change within the online learning ...

Author: Zheng, Robert Z.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Higher education is currently undergoing significant changes, and conditions in higher education reflect changing financial, social, and political conditions, which affect both faculty and students. Both the rising costs of education and changes from brick-and-mortar to technologically-driven programs often lead to a change from the traditional space-and-time bound institution to ones that offer cost-effective technologically enhanced programs. Online learning has become an integral and expansive factor in higher education?both in distance learning and as an adjunct to the traditional classroom. Understanding Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practices focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of online learning by introducing a variety of online instructional models as well as best practices that help educators and professional trainers to better understand the dynamics of online learning.
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The E learning E volution in Colleges and Universities

A Pan-Canadian Challenge Advisory Committee for Online Learning (Canada).
Empowering Learners To empower learners , the service should provide on a
pan - Canadian basis the full range of information , services and learning
resources ...

Author: Advisory Committee for Online Learning (Canada)

Publisher: Canadian Government Publishing

ISBN: UIUC:30112052354211

Category: Adult education

Page: 125

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