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.

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 Grahame Moore,William C. Diehl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131529611X
Category: Education
Page: 648
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The Handbook of Distance Education, 4th Edition is a comprehensive compendium of research in the field of distance education. Chapters framed in terms of empirical research explore how technology can facilitate more effective teaching and learning experiences, and the book’s inclusion of specific digital tools is thoroughly current. The volume is divided into four sections covering the historical and theoretical foundations of distance education, attributes of teaching and learning using technology, management and administration, and different audiences and providers. Throughout, leading scholars address future research needs and directions based on current research, established practices, and recent changes to implementation, pedagogy, and policy across contexts.

Foundations of Distance Education


Author: Desmond Keegan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113618094X
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Distance education and training provision has expanded dramatically over the past few years. This best-selling introduction to the field has helped many to understand the origins and background of distance education, and has been used by students and professionals as a guide to policy and practice. It has now been updated in the light of the developments in recent years in Eastern Europe and the enormous advances in the use of new technologies. A new case study of distance education in China is also included.

An Introduction to Distance Education

Understanding Teaching and Learning in a New Era
Author: M.F. Cleveland-Innes,D.R. Garrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135172633
Category: Education
Page: 296
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An Introduction to Distance Education is a comprehensive look at the field today, outlining current theories, practices and goals. The book reviews the influence of past distance education theory and practice, along with current changes. It outlines the practical skills and information that are essential to effective distance education design, delivery and navigation. This volume brings together seminal contributors who have and who are currently researching and shaping our understanding and practice of distance education. A discussion of past and present practices in higher and distance education leads to an understanding of accessible education and the appropriate use of Web 2.0 technology. Utilizing a student-guided approach, each chapter offers pedagogical features to engage and support the teaching and learning process, including: questions for reflection, review and discussion: students can use these questions as triggers for further thoughts related to the topic. Instructors can use these questions for classroom and online discussion key quotations: strategically placed throughout the text, these points act as a springboard for further reflection and classroom discussion concept definitions: central concepts discussed in the text are defined or students at the end of each chapter. A perfect textbook for educational technology Doctorate, Masters and Certificate programs, students will find An Introduction to Distance Education offers a solid foundation from which to explore and develop new approaches to designing and implementing online courses.

Technology and the Politics of University Reform

The Social Shaping of Online Education
Author: E. Hamilton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137503513
Category: Education
Page: 237
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Do new technologies mean the end of the university as we know it? Or can they be shaped in a way that balances innovation and tradition? This volume explores these questions through a critical history of online education.

Integrated E-Learning

Implications for Pedagogy, Technology and Organization
Author: Wim Jochems,Rob Koper,Jeroen Van Merrienboer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113431146X
Category: Education
Page: 224
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It is widely recognized that online and e-learning is no longer an exclusive approach used only in distance education and in isolation from traditional education programmes. A real difficulty facing educators and trainers is how to integrate these new learning methods and embed them in established and existing forms of learning, teaching or training. This book forms a serious, in-depth study of the subject and proposes that e-learning is not simply a matter of 'digitizing' traditional materials, but involves a new approach, which must take into account pedagogical, technological and organizational features to form a well-designed education system. A practical focus is maintained throughout, with advice on implementation and case studies drawn from the contributors' considerable experience. Integrated E-Learning is essential reading for anyone wanting to implement, design, develop or deliver e-learning or training courses.

Otto Peters on Distance Education

The Industrialization of Teaching and Learning
Author: Otto Peters,Desmond Keegan
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.

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.

Policy for Open and Distance Learning

World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning
Author: Helen Lentell,Hilary Perraton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134575165
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning need to address at any level of education. Starting by analysing the range of purposes for which open and distance learning is used, the book places the issues in context and examines experience in both the public and private sector. As well as discussing in detail new agenda set by new information and communication technologies, the book covers: * Inputs * Processes * Outcomes. The editors, Hilary Perraton and Helen Lentell, have drawn together an international team of contributors who have examined the varied roles of the new technologies as well as low-technology approaches to open and distance learning throughout the world. This book will be invaluable to policy makers in education and those planning or managing open and distance learning programmes. It will also be of interest to students and teachers of education and anyone concerned with comparative education.

E-Learning in the 21st Century

A Framework for Research and Practice
Author: D. Randy Garrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136879900
Category: Education
Page: 184
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The second edition of E-Learning in the 21st Century provides a coherent, comprehensive, and empirically-based framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. Garrison draws on his decades of experience and extensive research in the field to explore the technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications of e-learning. Most importantly, he provides practical models that educators can use to realize the full potential of e-learning. This book is unique in that it focuses less on the long list of ever-evolving technologies and more on the search for an understanding of these technologies from an educational perspective. The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and includes discussions of social media and mobile learning applications as well as other emerging technologies in today’s classrooms. This book is an invaluable resource for courses on e-learning in higher education as well as for researchers, practitioners and senior administrators looking for guidance on how to successfully adopt e-learning in their institutions.

Transforming Education in the Gulf Region

Emerging Learning Technologies and Innovative Pedagogy for the 21st Century
Author: Khalid Alshahrani,Mohamed Ally
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317220390
Category: Education
Page: 250
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Countries in the Arab Gulf are currently experiencing some of the fastest rates of growth and progress in the world. Transforming Education in the Gulf Region argues that education systems in these countries need to use innovative pedagogies and best practices in teaching and learning to educate all citizens so that they obtain the knowledge and skills to be productive members of society. This book will contribute to the transformation of education in the Gulf countries by suggesting best practices, research outcomes and case studies from experts in the Gulf region. It has become increasingly evident in recent years that Gulf countries need to use emerging learning technologies to cater for the needs of learners and to provide maximum flexibility in learning. There is also a growing practical need to use electronic technologies, since learning materials are more widely available in electronic formats than in paper-based formats. This book focuses on the role of emerging technologies and innovative pedagogies in transforming education in six Gulf countries in the region (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain). With contributions from experts around the world, the book argues that the time is right for Arab Gulf countries to make the transition to electronic learning and that they need to implement the outcomes of research and adopt best practices to transform and revolutionize education to prepare learners in the Gulf region for the 21st Century. The book should be of interest to academics and students in the areas of higher education, learning technologies, education policy and education reform. It should also be of interest to educators and policymakers in the Gulf region.

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.

Distance Education

New Perspectives
Author: Keith Harry,Magnus John,Desmond Keegan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415089418
Category: Education
Page: 348
View: 498

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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.

Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning


Author: Lawrence A. Tomei
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607092859
Category: Education
Page: 366
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Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning, a desktop resource, focuses specifically on distance education for researchers and practitioners. It provides key information about all levels of education (that is, KD12, higher education, proprietary education, and corporate training), allowing for comprehensive coverage of the discipline of distance education. The book offers a comprehensive index of distance learning terms; cross-references to synonyms and, when appropriate, online web links to encourage further exploration. Each lexicon entry is categorized by its root terminology_general, education, technology, instructional technology, or distance education_and provides the actual definition and complete exploration of the term along with specific references that include related books, volumes, and available manuscripts.

e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook

Resources for Higher Education
Author: Frank Rennie,Tara Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136320172
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Digital resources—from games to blogs to social networking—are strong forces in education today, but how can those tools be effectively utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Filled with practical advice, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of online learning tools and offers strategies for using these resources in course design, highlighting some of the most relevant and challenging topics in e-learning today, including: • using social networking for educational purposes • designing for a distributed environment • strengths and weaknesses of delivering content in various formats (text, audio, and video) • potential constraints on course design • implementation, evaluation, induction, and training Illustrated by short, descriptive case studies, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition also directs the reader to useful resources that will enhance their course design. This helpful guide will be invaluable to all those involved in the design and delivery of online learning in higher education.

The Role of Technology in Distance Education (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Tony Bates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317574192
Category: Education
Page: 232
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This book, first published in 1984, provides a comprehensive review of the range of technology that was being used in distance education. Technological developments in word processing, video-disc and viewdata as well as computer-based learning had revolutionised the potential for distance education. These developments required the role of more ’conventional’ distance learning media, such as broadcasting, tuition and text, to be reassessed. This book, written by international experts in the field, explored the state of the art at the time, and also provided their ideas on how future developments were likely to evolve. This book is ideal for those studying education and communications.

Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers

Achieving Education for All
Author: Sir John Daniel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135163324
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Education for All (EFA) has been a top priority for governments and intergovernmental development agencies for the last twenty years. So far the global EFA movement has placed its principal focus on providing quality universal primary education (UPE) for all children by 2015. The latest addition to The Open and Flexible Learning series, this book addresses the new challenges created by both the successes and the failures of the UPE campaign. This book advocates new approaches for providing access to secondary education for today’s rapidly growing population of children and young adults and examines: the creation and expansion of Mega-Schools, which combine distance learning and community support and have a proven track record of increasing access at scale how to prepare the ten-million new teachers that are required to achieve Education for All by 2015 by focusing on classroom-based in-service training strategies for using technology to scale up distance education cost-effectively the creation of a twenty-first century educational ecosystem that integrates open schooling and teacher education with communities and their school systems successful examples of open schools and teacher education programmes operating at scale around the world. Readers will be delighted to find that Sir John Daniel, bestselling Routledge author of Mega Universities and Knowledge Media, delivers another insightful and practical book on educational technology. Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers will be of interest to all who are concerned by the central educational challenge of our times: providing secondary education to tens of millions of young people around the world.

Online Learning in Music

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