Teaching Literature at a Distance

Author: Takis Kayalis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441148035
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Featuring essays by an international array of literature scholars, this volume examines the challenges and opportunities of teaching literature at Open and Virtual Universities in a wide range of national, cultural and linguistic contexts. It presents cutting-edge explorations of seminal issues, including: literature pedagogy and curriculum building; canon and theory debates; the uses of hypertext and other digital tools for literary instruction; the writing and evaluation of educational material; and the teaching of digital literature. These issues are addressed from various critical and theoretical viewpoints, which reflect the contributors' long educational and administrative involvement with open and distance learning (ODL) in a rich diversity of cultural and academic frameworks. As the first scholarly attempt to bring together questions of literature pedagogy and issues in open and distance, online and blended learning, this book is an essential resource for literature instructors and administrators in ODL, e-learning and b-learning programs. It offers techniques enabling scholars in more traditional academic settings to make literature courses more effective and stimulating by using tools developed for distance learning.

Shakespeare and the Digital World

Author: Christie Carson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107064368
Format: PDF, Docs
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This collection brings the broad discussion about digital humanities into focus through Shakespeare in research, teaching, publishing and performance.

Handbook of Research on K 12 Online and Blended Learning

Author: RIchard E. Ferdig
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312587083
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The Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning is an edited collection of chapters that sets out to present the current state of research in K-12 online and blended learning. This volume attempts to synthesize existing research; in doing so, it will act as an important resource for those interested in this topic. However, there are always new studies, concepts, and domains within K-12 online and blended learning. Therefore, we ask readers to think of this work not as a completed product but rather a flowing conversation. Each section includes potential new areas for growth in understanding practice, policy, and research. We encourage authors to contact us at [email protected] to propose missing research studies for certain chapters or for proposals on new chapters for future volumes. We look forward to hearing from readers and continuing this important conversation regarding K-12 online and blended learning research.

Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning

Author: Tynan, B.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466642068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a contemporary media-rich society, distance education is becoming increasingly indistinguishable from mainstream traditional methods. Contemporary students, too, have greater need than ever before for education that caters to their specific needs and hectic schedules. Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning investigates the impact of the digital age on various methods of distance education, such as e-learning, virtual learning, online learning, and m-learning. Researchers, educators, and students currently engaged in or looking to implement distance education principles in their own practices will find a seminal reference collection exploring new methods of offering flexibility, accessibility, and freedom to students with a variety of educational backgrounds, situations, and needs.

Teaching literature and language online

Author: Ian Lancashire
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN:
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Educators today teach in a range of formats, from traditional face-to-face courses to Web-assisted courses in physical classrooms to entirely online courses in which the teacher and students never meet in person. The pressure to integrate teaching with information technology is strong, and more and more educational institutions are offering blended courses and distance-education learning options. The essays in this collection illuminate the realities of teaching language and literature courses online. Contributors present snapshots of their experiences with online pedagogies, realizing that, just as this year's technology writes over last year's, the approaches and teaching tools they have pioneered will also be obscured by future innovations. At the same time, the volume describes models that first-time teachers of online courses will find useful and provides extensive insights into online education for those who are experienced in teaching blended and open-source courses. The volume begins with an overview of online education in the fields of literature and language and then offers case studies of particular technologies used in specific courses. Subjects extend from Old English and ancient world literature to Shakespeare and modern poetry, and languages include Aymara, Chinese, English as a second language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Contributors describe using multimedia Web sites, cyberplay and gaming, bulletin boards, chat rooms, blogs, wikis, natural language processing, podcasting, course management systems, annotated electronic editions, text-analysis tools, and open-source applications. They show that online pedagogies often have surprising capabilities--such as transforming a Web-based environment into an intimate social community spanning institutions and oceans, saving endangered languages, and rescuing isolated communities and individuals who have no other educational lifeline.

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning

Author: Howard, Caroline
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591405548
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"This encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning. More than 450 international contributors from over 50 countries"--Provided by publisher.

Revolutionizing K 12 Blended Learning through the i Flex Classroom Model

Author: Avgerinou, Maria D.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522502688
Format: PDF, ePub
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Blended learning has gained significant attention recently by educational leaders, practitioners, and researchers. i²Flex, a variation of blended learning, is based on the premise that certain non-interactive teaching activities, such as lecturing, can take place by students without teachers’ direct involvement. Classroom time can then be used for educational activities that fully exploit teacher-student and student-student interactions, allowing for meaningful personalized feedback and scaffolding on demand. Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through the i²Flex Classroom Model presents a well-rounded discussion on the i²Flex model, highlighting methods for K-12 course design, delivery, and evaluation in addition to teacher performance assessment in a blended i²Flex environment. Emphasizing new methods for improving the classroom and learning experience in addition to preparing students for higher education and careers, this publication is an essential reference source for pre-service and in-service teachers, researchers, administrators, and educational technology developers.

Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments

Author: Ng, Eugenia M. W.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605668532
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comparative Blended Learning Practices and Environments offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity, critical thinking, and meaningful learning.

Blended Learning Environments for Adults Evaluations and Frameworks

Author: Anastasiades, Panagiotes S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466609400
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This book demonstrates the view that Information and Communication Technologies should not be considered as a neutral teaching medium, but instead be implemented under pedagogical conditions; aiming at the development of critical thinking through their creative integration into the social and cultural context"--

Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for Improved Learning Outcomes

Author: Parsons, David
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522503609
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The integration of technology into educational settings has revolutionized classroom instruction in recent years. By properly utilizing available digital resources, students’ learning experiences can be significantly enhanced. Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for Improved Learning Outcomes is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on the use and benefits of technological tools in contemporary classrooms and showcases how these devices improve the overall learning process. Highlighting the distinctions and interactions between mobile and blended education, this book is ideally designed for practitioners, professionals, academicians, and students interested in the effective implementation of modern technology in the classroom.