Delivering Learning On The Net

Author: Martin Weller
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135726191
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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.

Supporting Students For Success In Online And Distance Education

Author: Ormond Simpson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136215522
Size: 16,59 MB
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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.

Online Education Using Learning Objects

Author: Rory McGreal
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415335124
Size: 17,43 MB
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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.

Mobile Learning

Author: John Traxler
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134247559
Size: 14,38 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Teacher Education Through Open And Distance Learning

Author: Bernadette Robinson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134202059
Size: 11,15 MB
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How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and developed countries. It has the potential to strengthen and expand the teaching profession of the twenty-first century and to help achieve the target of education for all by 2015. Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning examines the case for using open and distance learning and ICT to train our educators. It describes and analyses the ways in which these methods and technologies are used for: *initial teacher training and continuing professional development *training principals and school managers *training those who provide non-formal adult and community education *communities of practice and sharing of knowledge and ideas within the teaching profession It also discusses the policy-making, management, technology, costing, evaluation and quality assurance aspects of this work. The contributors are outstanding practitioners in the field. The first review in over a decade, Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning draws on wide-ranging and international experience to summarise the strengths and weaknesses of new approaches to the education of teachers. It offers invaluable guidance to policymakers, planners, headteachers and teachers.

The Theory And Practice Of Online Learning

Author: Terry Anderson
Editor: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425082
Size: 19,76 MB
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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

The Virtual University

Author: Steve Ryan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135368414
Size: 10,16 MB
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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.

Mobile Learning

Author: Mohamed Ally
Editor: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425430
Size: 20,10 MB
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This collection is directed towards anyone interested in the use of mobile learning for various applications. Readers will discover how to design learning materials for delivery on mobile technology and become familiar with the best practices of other educators, trainers, and researchers in the field as well as the most recent research initiatives in mobile learning. Businesses and governments can find out how to deliver timely information to staff using mobile devices. Professors and trainers can use this book as a textbook in courses on distance education, mobile learning, and educational technology. In fact, the book can be used by anyone interested in delivering education and training at a distance, but especially by graduate students of emerging technology in learning.

500 Tips For Open And Flexible Learning

Author: Phil Race
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749424107
Size: 19,16 MB
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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.

500 Tips For Open And Online Learning

Author: Philip Race
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415342775
Size: 13,45 MB
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This practical text will be an invaluable resource, providing immediate and accessible help to the increasing number of people now under pressure to design, support and deliver open learning programmes.