Technology, e-learning and Distance Education


Author: A.W. (Tony) Bates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134453426
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Award-winning in its first edition, this book is an essential guide to the use of technology in flexible and distance learning, weighing up the pros and cons of different media. Fully updated, this second edition: examines criteria and guidelines for the design and delivery of effective teaching, using modern learning technologies focuses on the use of the Internet for distance and flexible education considers the design and use of emerging technologies such as web-based video-conferencing and speech recognition places emphasis on organisational and management issues and how these influence the effective use of technology gives attention to the integration of online teaching with campus-based face-to-face teaching. With a focus on basic principles and general guidelines this guidance applies to existing and emerging technologies. It is essential reading not just for those specialising in flexible and distance learning and distance education, but anyone concerned with the integration of technology with teaching.

Handbook of Distance Education

Second Edition
Author: Michael Grahame Moore,William G. Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135645418
Category: Education
Page: 896
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The second edition of this award-winning book continues the mission of its predecessor, to provide a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of distance education, arguably the most significant development in education over the past quarter century. 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. This volume will be of interest to anyone engaged in distance education at either the K-12 or college level. It is also appropriate for corporate and government trainers and for administrators and policy makers in all these environments.

Technology E-Learning and the Knowledge Society


Author: A. W. Bates
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415877763
Category: Education
Page: 256
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This definitive guide on how best to deliver e-learning materials clearly weighs the pros and cons of using different media in learning environments. Unlike books that just focus on good design or define teaching with technology as merely incoporating the internet and learning management systems, this much-anticipated new edition also discusses the relative roles of text, audio and video, and synchronous vs asynchronous. Award-winning author Tony Bates adapts and extends his popular model for the appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning, from distance education to campus-based teaching and learning. He provides concrete guidance for selecting technologies based on criteria of costs, learner differences, and organizational issues. Extensively re-written from the second edition to take account of all the latest technologies, social networking, and organizational change, the book provides instructors, administrators and students with a practical set of guidelines on appropriate technology use, based on theory, research and experience. With a particular focus on Web 2.0 technologies and their implications for emerging pedagogy, the book is a valuable tool for anyone who wants provide an e-learning experience tailored to the needs of their learners.

Handbook of Distance Education


Author: Michael G. Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415897645
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 729
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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

Foundations of Distance Education


Author: Desmond Keegan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415139090
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Distance education and training provision has expanded greatly over the past few years. Updated in the light of recent developments in Eastern Europe, this is the bestselling introduction to the field of distance learning.

Otto Peters on Distance Education

The Industrialization of Teaching and Learning
Author: Otto Peters
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415103848
Category: Education
Page: 260
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Brings together the best of Otto Peters' work, most of which has not been previously available in English. Essays cover the historical development of distance education, from the 1950's to education in post-industrial society.

التكنولوجيا والتعلم الإلكتروني والتعليم عن بعد

Technology, e-learning and Distance Education (Routledge Studies in Distance Education)
Author: A.W. (Tony) Bates
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960541843
Category: Education
Page: 440
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"من الممتع قراءة الكثير من كلام موزون يكتب حول عالم سريع التغير، مدعماً بالبحوث التجريبية والنظرية التربوية السليمة." من مجلة Journal of Educational Media (حول الطبعة الأولى من الكتاب) إن كتاب "التكنولوجيا والتعلّم الالكتروني والتعليم عن بعد" دليل لا غنى عنه لكل من يريد النصح والإرشاد حول كيفية اختيار التكنولوجيا المناسبة وبالتكلفة الملائمة لمقرر دراسي أو برنامج تعليمي. أما المبدأ الأساسي المعتمد في هذه الطبعة الثانية الجديدة للكتاب فلم يتغير عما كان عليه في الطبعة الأولى - فالتكنولوجيا بحد ذاتها ليست مجرد كونها صالحة أو غير صالحة للتعليم - إنما طريقة استخدام المعلمين والإداريين لها هي التي يعول عليها. تم تحديث هذه الطبعة الثانية لتتضمن أحدث ما أنتجته التكنولوجيا في هذا المجال الذي يشهد تحركاً سريعاً ولتقدم نموذجاً سهل الاستعمال يساعدكم في اتخاذ قراراتكم ويستكشف هذا الطيف الواسع من الوسائط المتاحة بما في ذلك المطبوعات والإذاعة وأشرطة التسجيل المرئي والتعلم عن طريق الانترنت والمؤتمرات المتزامنة. ومن خلال استكشافه لنقاط القوة والضعف في كل واحدة من هذه الوسائط يقدم الكتاب دراسة لقضايا أخرى ذات صلة مثل التكلفة والأساليب التربوية وقابلية استخداماتها. إن كتاب "التكنولوجيا والتعلّم الالكتروني والتعليم عن بعد" أداة لا تقدر بثمن لكل معلم وعامل في الحقل التربوي ومدرب ومدير أو إداري يحرص على تقديم برنامج تعليمي يلائم احتياجات من يعلمونهم.

Economics of Distance and Online Learning

Theory, Practice and Research
Author: William J. Bramble,Santosh Panda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135892105
Category: Education
Page: 312
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the organizational models of distance and online learning from an international perspective and from the point of view of economic planning, costing and management decision-making. The book points to directions for the further research and development in this area, and will promote further understanding and critical reflection on the part of administrators, practitioners and researchers of distance education. The experiences and perspectives in distance education in the US are balanced with those in other areas of the world.

Online Learning in Music

Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices
Author: Judith Bowman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998820X
Category: Music
Page: 368
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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.

Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning

Models, Policies and Research
Author: Insung Jung,Colin Latchem
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136849858
Category: Education
Page: 310
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Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) can be a contentious issue. Some argue that it should be judged by the same criteria and methods as face-to-face education, while others claim that it is so different in its organization, enrolments and operations that conventional QA mechanisms cannot apply. Some advocate the use of specific guidelines and standards for e-learning; others believe that, regardless of the technology, the basic principles of quality teaching and learning should apply. Providers who have enjoyed freedom from external scrutiny may resist attempts at external regulation and auditing and look upon QA as yet another imposition of corporatization and bureaucracy on education. Others see it as a means of establishing a culture of quality, self-reflection and self-improvement. There is little research-based literature to guide policy-makers, managers and practitioners in applying QA in education and training to ensure the right balance is found between accountability and autonomy, as well as assuring quality for the time and costs involved. In this respect, Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning is a book that is long overdue. It explains what is involved in QA and accreditation in education. It describes and analyzes applications of these practices in open, distance, dual-mode and conventional universities throughout Europe, North America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific, looking at open schooling, e-learning in conventional schools, non-formal adult and community education, and corporate and small-to-medium enterprises. Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning is edited and authored by experts with extensive international experience in ODL, e-learning and QA who give careful consideration to the possibilities and challenges involved. The book will be an invaluable guide for all policy-makers, managers, practitioners and researchers in the field.

Planning and Management in Distance Education


Author: Santosh Panda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135723958
Category: Education
Page: 304
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Online distance education and training is being adopted throughout the world as a cost-effective, flexible answer to widening access for all. This enthusiasm has led to many initiatives and policies from governments to encourage online learning at international, national, regional and institutional levels. Also, changes in distance learning continue to take place as a result of educational discourse and innovations in ICT. Distance learning courses are therefore under pressure to reform, and successful management of external policy planning and internal change management is key to the implementation and maintenance of reforms. World-class leaders, researchers and practitioners share their experiences, research and critical reflection in this book, providing guidance on how to balance quality management with quality learning. Subjects covered include policy and planning, institutional management, management of processes, quality assurance and accreditation, and internationalization. This book will aid anyone involved in running or wanting to implement distance education to effectively manage an online learning programme.

International Handbook of E-Learning Volume 2

Implementation and Case Studies
Author: Mohamed Ally,Badrul H. Khan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317643577
Category: Education
Page: 358
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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.

Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education

Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education
Author: Gary Miller,Meg Benke,Bruce Chaloux,Lawrence C. Ragan,Raymond Schroeder,Wayne Smutz,Karen Swan
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579227988
Category: Education
Page: 270
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Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.

Rethinking Learner Support in Distance Education

Change and Continuity in an International Context
Author: Roger Mills,Alan Tait
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134418086
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Distance learning is becoming an increasingly popular way of studying, and most universities now provide courses using these methods. Today's students, though, are demanding high quality, consumer-focused and flexible courses, as well as learning resources and active learner support. This means that providers of distance education need to reconsider key issues about their learner support systems, ensuring that this is delivered appropriately and effectively. Considering the changing needs and demands of distance education students, this book draws together contributions from the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Botswana, to offer an international perspective on: * the challenges and opportunities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) * quality assurance, commercialisation and the learner as consumer * the impact on learners of cultural differences on internationalised curricula * the implications for learner support of a wider range of learners This book should be read by all those involved in developing and delivering distance education courses.

Distance Education in Nursing, Second Edition


Author: Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826146953
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! The second edition of the award winning Distance Education in Nursing continues to offer basic introductory information on distance teaching and learning and now brings the application of newly developed computer technology to this environment. Each chapter provides real-life distance education experiences of both teachers and students, and describes ways in which distance education has enhanced the quality of their nursing education. As a nurse educator, whether novice or expert, you will benefit from this book, written by such distinguished contributors as Diane Billings, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, and Marilyn H. Oermann.

Using Learning Technologies

International Perspectives on Practice
Author: Elizabeth J. Burge,Margaret Haughey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134605269
Category: Education
Page: 176
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This collection of first-hand accounts from experienced and accomplished learning technology practitioners highlights issues in using learning technologies for flexible, distance and open learning. Drawing on their own experience, the authors identify and explore the most practical and complex issues faced and reflect upon the lessons learned. The definition of learning technologies is broad, encompassing not only the tools (print, audio, video, online applications) but their creative and informed application and social effects. Experiences from eight different countries are presented while the themes addressed include policy development, teaching skills, learner guidance, evaluation and reflective practice. Often, busy practitioners argue that they do not have time for reflection but that they do have time to swap stories with colleagues. Using Learning Technologies promotes such engagement through a broad range of first-hand accounts of facing the challenges entailed in using learning technologies. The stories recounted here speak directly to practitioners, researchers and administrators, provide a model for reflection and offer practical guidelines for comparison with the reader's own experience.

Distance Education

New Perspectives
Author: Keith Harry,Magnus John,Desmond Keegan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415089418
Category: Education
Page: 348
View: 1921
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Essential reading for all involved in distance education, this book provides a comprehensive survey of the theory behind this special mode of teaching and learning, alongside international case studies of distacne education in practice.

International Handbook of E-Learning Volume 1

Theoretical Perspectives and Research
Author: Badrul H. Khan,Mohamed Ally
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317643666
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.

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?