Distance Learning

Author: Marcia L. Williams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761914426
Format: PDF
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Distance Learning is an ideal introduction to the world of new educational technologies. Filled with case studies, and built on an intuitive set of `How Do I ...' questions, it provides a strong foundation for teachers who need to know more about open and distance learning, across any academic discipline.

Essential Guide to Online Learning

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ISBN: 9780985586713
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you are a seasoned online student or are new to the online environment, the expert advice in The Essential Guide to Online Learning will help you become a more effective online learner. While enrollments in online programs continue to grow rapidly, many students have persistent questions about how to make the most of their academic experience. Written in an approachable style, The Essential Guide to Online Learning provides answers to these questions and more: • How do I learn best in an online environment? • How can I get the most out of my limited time to get it all done? • How can I stay motivated and create a productive study environment? • What do I need to know about technology to be an effective online student? • What are the most common components of online courses? • How can I communicate effectively in the online classroom? • How can I collaborate online in order to complete group work? • How can I build writing and communication skills and learn the basics of creating a successful scholarly paper? This useful text makes the ever-changing world of online education manageable. The Essential Guide to Online Learning is filled with practical tips you can implement right away. Whatever you encounter in your online endeavor, The Essential Guide to Online Learning can help you meet it with success!

Technology e learning and Distance Education

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

Studying at a Distance

Author: Christine Talbot
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523805X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Studying at a Distance 3/e provides practical help and encouragement for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break.

A Guide to Authentic e Learning

Author: Jan Herrington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113519419X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Part of the groundbreaking Connecting with e-Learning series, A Guide to Authentic e-Learning provides effective, working examples to engage learners with authentic tasks in online settings. As technology continues to open up possibilities for innovative and effective teaching and learning opportunities, students and teachers are no longer content to accept familiar classroom or lecture-based pedagogies that rely on information delivery and little else. Situated and constructivist theories advocate that learning is best achieved in circumstances resembling the real-life application of knowledge. While there are multiple learning design models that share similar foundations, authentic e-learning tasks go beyond process to become complex, sustained activities that draw on realistic situations to produce realistic outcomes. A Guide to Authentic e-Learning: develops the conceptual framework for authentic learning tasks in online environments provides practical guidance on design, implementation, and evaluation of authentic e-learning tasks includes case studies and examples of outcomes of using authentic e-learning tasks Written for teaching professionals in Higher Education who teach online, A Guide to Authentic e-Learning offers concrete guidelines and examples for developing and implementing authentic e-learning tasks in ways that challenge students to maximize their learning. This essential book provides effective, working examples to engages learners with authentic tasks in online learning settings.

How to Manage Your Distance and Open Learning Course

Author: Lucinda Becker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230801919
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments. The guidance is always practical and the tone is positive.

Teaching Online

Author: Claire Howell Major
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421416336
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is difficult to imagine a college class today that does not include some online component—whether a simple posting of a syllabus to course management software, the use of social media for communication, or a full-blown course offering through a MOOC platform. In Teaching Online, Claire Howell Major describes for college faculty the changes that accompany use of such technologies and offers real-world strategies for surmounting digital teaching challenges. Teaching with these evolving media requires instructors to alter the ways in which they conceive of and do their work, according to Major. They must frequently update their knowledge of learning, teaching, and media, and they need to develop new forms of instruction, revise and reconceptualize classroom materials, and refresh their communication patterns. Faculty teaching online must also reconsider the student experience and determine what changes for students ultimately mean for their own work and for their institutions. Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory, research, and practice as well as a review of strategies for managing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition, this book presents examples of best practices from successful online instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and educational technologists. Faculty members, researchers, instructional designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Author: Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446287076
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.

The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

Author: David Wilkinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877737
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"To do justice to the postgraduate journey as experienced by the students, quotations and anecdotes from the author's own research ... are drawn upon. These anecdotes provide vivid insights into the postgraduate experience, thereby livening up the text and providing some solace to those facing similar issues in their postgraduate existence' - Education and Training Journal For anyone embarking on postgraduate study, this is an indispensable guide. Packed with hands-on advice and examples from students themselves, David Wilkinson provides: Up-to-date information on developments in postgraduate study Guidance on where and how to apply Advice on constructing effective research proposals, with examples of successful submissions Help with developing an academic writing style and advice on how to get published. While each consecutive chapter develops and builds upon its predecessor, the book has been designed to be easy to 'dip into' to help resolve a problem or examine an issue of relevance to a particular stage of the process. Detailed yet highly accessible, The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study is a 'must-have' resource for prospective postgraduates, current postgraduates and anyone interested in better understanding postgraduate study in UK universities and colleges. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!