Frontiers of Distance Learning in Business Education

Author: Hooman Estelami
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443866482
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Distance education and online learning are interchangeable terms used to describe the delivery of educational content, whereby the student and the instructor are separated by geography, time, or both. Within the domain of business education, approximately one-third of all business schools offer online business programs, and many more are expected to follow in this direction. Considerable attention is therefore being given by business educators to the refinement of pedagogical approaches in their distance learning offerings. The growth in attention is reflected in the rising number of academic papers related to distance learning methods which appear in leading business journals, as well as the growing number of workshops, research seminars and online forums on the topic. The objective of this book is to consolidate state-of-the-art knowledge on distance learning methods, best practices, and research findings as they relate to online business education. This exposure would help inform business faculty, administrators and course designers on how to optimize distance courses in the various sub-disciplines of business to achieve the most beneficial results for business students.

Creating Teacher Immediacy in Online Learning Environments

Author: D'Agustino, Steven
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466699965
Format: PDF, Docs
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Educators are finding that communication and interaction are at the core of a successful web-based classroom. This interactivity fosters community, which contributes to effective and meaningful learning. Positive online communities and the communication therein encourage students to interact with others’ views which not only grows one’s empathy, but is an integral part of constructivist learning theories. Because of this, the most important role of an educator in an online class is one that ensures student interactivity and engagement. Creating Teacher Immediacy in Online Learning Environments addresses the most effective models and strategies for nurturing teacher immediacy in web-based and virtual learning environments. A number of innovative methods for building an authentic, personalized online learning experience are outlined and discussed at length within this publication, providing solutions for pre-service as well as in-service educators. This book is a valuable compilation of research for course designers, faculty, students of education, administration, software designers, and higher education researchers.

Frontiers of Business Management and Economics

Author: Mehran Nejati
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 161233265X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This edited book is a compilation of research studies conducted in the areas of business, management and economics. These cutting-edge articles will be of interest to researchers, academics, and business managers.

The Shifting Frontiers of Academic Decision Making

Author: Peter D. Eckel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275987923
Format: PDF
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This edited volume explores the intersection of academic decision making with contemporary, cutting-edge challenges for which no simple solution exists. It moves the issue of decision making outside of the contested arena of stakeholder responsibilities, and presents a series of distinct and uniqe chapters that illustrate how colleges and universities are creating and sustaining dynamic and effective decision-making processes.

Frontiers in Computer Education

Author: Sabo Sambath
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642275524
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is the proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Frontiers in Computer Education (ICFCE 2011) in Sanya, China, December 1-2, 2011. The contributions can be useful for researchers, software engineers, and programmers, all interested in promoting the computer and education development. Topics covered are computing and communication technology, network management, wireless networks, telecommunication, Signal and Image Processing, Machine Learning, educational management, educational psychology, educational system, education engineering, education technology and training. The emphasis is on methods and calculi for computer science and education technology development, verification and verification tools support, experiences from doing developments, and the associated theoretical problems.

International Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Terry Denis Evans
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0080447171
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This publication explores an array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late 20th century, and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st century. A critical thread runs throughout the Handbook to provide the reader with stimulation to critique policy and practice with a view to being creative and responsive in their own policy development and educational work.

Tourism in Frontier Areas

Author: Shaul Krakover
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739102879
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this timely new collection of essays, an excellent roster of contributors bring new insight to a wide spectrum of topics related to tourism in frontier areas. The book focuses on international case studies as it discusses the economic feasibility of frontier tourist development, the tourist development of rural and urban settings, and the expansion of tourism to remote borderlands. The contributors highlight the potential, as well as the environmental, economic, bureaucratic, and cultural difficulties of peripheral tourism. This innovative and thought-provoking approach with its wealth of detail makes Tourism in Frontier Areas essential reading for scholars in tourist development, regional development, and economic geography."