Applying collaborative and e learning tools to military distance learning

Author: Curtis Jay Bonk
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This report is a resource guide for those concerned with using collaborative and e-learning environments; those that use the Internet in a military training setting. The report is intended for training developers and planners, instructional designers, and program evaluators. The report offers a broad examination of findings from the educational literature, where the preponderance of research on e-learning tools and collaborative learning (i.e., groups of learners who have a common goal) has been conducted. Reviewed first are the emergence of e-learning tools and constructivism, the role of the instructor in such approaches, and the increasing importance of learner-centered approaches to instruction. Appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are then described. A summary of relevant findings on collaborative tools, individual differences, and learning communities is also provided. Suggestions are made for experiments that test the adaptability to military training environments of e-learning and collaborative learning methods emanating from education. Ten primary and 17 secondary experiments are devised that derive from current psychological principles in cognition, motivation, social factors, and individual differences as applied to Internet-enabled learning.

Online Collaborative Learning

Author: Tim S. Roberts
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591401755
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Online Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice provides a resource for researchers and practitioners in the area of online collaborative learning (also known as CSCL, computer-supported collaborative learning), particularly those working within a tertiary education environment. It includes articles of relevance to those interested in both theory and practice in this area. It attempts to answer such important current questions as: how can groups with shared goals work collaboratively using the new technologies? What problems can be expected, and what are the benefits? In what ways does online group work differ from face-to-face group work? And what implications are there for both educators and students seeking to work in this area?

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning in Higher Education

Author: Roberts, Tim S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 159140410X
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This book addresses computer-supported collaborative learning (also known as CSCL) particularly within a tertiary education environment. It includes articles on theory and practice in this area including topics such as: how can groups with shared goals work collaboratively using the new technologies? What problems can be expected, and what are the benefits? In what ways does online group work differ from face-to-face group work? And what implications are there for both educators and students seeking to work in this area?

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training Development and Performance Improvement

Author: Kurt Kraiger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118744624
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The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of OrganizationalPsychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquelyglobal focus, to review the latest literature and research in theinterconnected fields of training, development, and performanceappraisal. Maintains a truly global focus on the field with topinternational contributors exploring research and practice fromaround the world Offers researchers and professionals essential information forbuilding a talented organization, a critical and challenging taskfor organizational success in the 21st century Covers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, jobdesign, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches,360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments

User centered design of online learning communities

Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599043586
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"This book is anchored in the concept that information technology empowers and enhances learners' capabilities adopting a learning summit on using the machine for the augmentation of human intellect for productivity, improvement, and innovation at individ

Improving the Effectiveness of Army Distributed Learning

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As part of an ambitious plan to transform its training practices, the U.S. Army is in the process of converting 525 training courses to distributed learning (DL) by the year 2010. DL provides decentralized training using one or more information and communication technologies or a combination of classroom training and technology-mediated training. This report reviews the state of research on learning outcomes in DL, particularly in comparison to residential learning (RL), which is the current standard for training. The report also presents a series of recommendations concerning (1) the development of a research agenda focused on the effects of variations in the design of DL rather than the comparison of DL and RL, (2) methodological strategies for improving the quality of research on DL, and (3) policies to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of DL. Adopting these recommendations can help the Army use DL to realize its vision of transforming training and providing life-long learning for multiskilled soldiers.