Delivering Learning on the Net

Author: Martin Weller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135726191
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As online education becomes more familiar, so the reality of using it in teaching and learning has moved beyond the realm of the specialist. Pedagogy and best practice Delivering Learning on the Net explores the reality of online education today. Martin Weller chaired the groundbreaking Open University course You, Your computer and the Net, which is now the largest for-credit online course in Europe. Based on this and his experiences elsewhere, the book is a comprehensive resource grounded in practical reality as well as in research. Key issues covered include: *the Net and its relation to education; *developing and implementing online courses; *the key issues surrounding online education. Teachers, trainers, technologists, administrators and decision-makers working in higher and further education will all find much of value in this book.

Online Education Using Learning Objects

Author: Rory McGreal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415335124
Format: PDF
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E-learning is becoming integral to on-site education in universities worldwide. This book offers a comprehensive look at current technologies & practices in on-line education, with advice on the creation, adaption & implementation of learning objects & metadata.

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Author: Ormond Simpson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136215522
Format: PDF, Docs
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Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Learning, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of student support both on and off campus. While online and distance learning are the world’s fastest growing areas of educational development, they have a fundamental weakness—their graduation rates, which can be lower than 20 percent. In this powerful new edition, Ormond Simpson builds on a rich history of research in distance and e-learning to show how retention rates can be improved through tested support methods, often at a net financial profit to the institutions involved. By comparing the evidence as well as the cost-effectiveness of various support tactics, this book describes how to promote student success and encourage skill-development from a number of different perspectives: definitions and purpose, theory and psychology, ethics, costs and benefits, activities, sources, media, proactive and reactive, assessment and feedback, staff development, writing support into course materials, research, quality assurance and institutional structures. This concise, practical guide is informal and jargon-free, yet its approach to evidence is rigorous, making it invaluable reading for all those interested in recruiting and teaching diverse students for successful online and distance learning.

Mobile Learning

Author: John Traxler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134247559
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects from around the world, this book considers: the fundamentals of mobile technologies and devices the educational foundations of modern networked learning the issues that underpin mobile learning and make it accessible for all users the challenges of making mobile learning a substantial and sustainable component in colleges, universities and corporations implications and issues for the future. Mobile Learning provides useful, authoritative and comprehensive guidance for professionals in higher and further education and trainers in the business sector who want to find out about the opportunities offered by new technologies to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning and training.

500 Tips for Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Phil Race
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749424107
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With diminishing resources combined with greater numbers of students in higher and further education, hard-pressed teaching staff are increasingly turning to open and flexible learning to deliver selected parts of the curriculum. Desktop publishing allows rapid production of open learning materials but there is nothing that provides practical, immediate and accessible help to the wide range of people involved in designing, supporting and delivering open learning. This book aims to fill that gap and will help people involved in designing, supporting and delivering open learning.

Open and Distance Learning

Author: Stephen Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135374228
Format: PDF, Docs
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This contributed volume reviews the lessons that may be learned from trying to integrate distance learning strategies with face-to-face teaching methods. It contains practical examples from education, commerce and industry.

Flexible Learning in an Information Society

Author: Badrul Huda Khan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599043254
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book uses a flexible learning framework to explain the best ways of creating a meaningful learning environment. This framework consists of eight factors - institutional, management, technological, pedagogical, ethical, interface design, resource support, and evaluation;a systematic understanding of these factors creates successful flexible learning environments"--Provided by publisher.

International Handbook of E Learning Volume 1

Author: Badrul H. Khan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317643658
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Technology e learning and Distance Education

Author: A.W. (Tony) Bates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134453426
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.