Delivering Learning on the Net

Author: Martin Weller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135726191
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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, Docs
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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.

The Virtual University

Author: Steve Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135368341
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A discussion of the increased accessibility to the Internet and how this has lead to a variety of resources being used for learning. Case studies and examples show the benefits of using the Internet as part of resource-based learning.

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Author: Ormond Simpson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136215522
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, ePub, 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, Kindle
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A practical handbook providing advice and support for those involved with open learning. It examines how to design, support and deliver open learning, from writing the material to assessing the learners.

Innovation in Open and Distance Learning

Author: Gooley, Anne (Chief Executive, The Queensland Open Learning Network, Australia)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136362274
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume draws together experiences in the application of technology to distributed learning. It offers an appraisal of the strategies and processes for managing change in open and distance learning and presents a progressive vision for all those involved in this widespread discipline.

Designing Video and Multimedia for Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Jack Koumi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134177216
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a comprehensive, practical guide to the most effective use of video and multimedia in open and distance learning. Illustrated throughout, it considers pedagogic design principles for the highest quality learning material, covering: what to teach on video and how to teach it when to choose and how to use other media for teaching a framework of pedagogic design principles for video and multimedia practical development advice for interactive multimedia. With insights into the comprehensive process of designing, developing and managing distance learning materials, this book will appeal to those involved in course development, educational video, audiovision and interactive multimedia design, as well as to students of general video and multimedia production.

Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning

Author: Ormond Simpson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136360034
Format: PDF
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This new addition to the respected Open and Distance Learning Series is an up-to-the-minute guide for educators wanting to come to terms with their support role in open and distance learning. Covering all aspects of student support from tuition and counselling through to the broad range of delivery methods available, the book offers practical solutions that are set within a sound theoretical framework.