Encyclopedia of Distance Learning Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning  Second Edition
Author: Rogers, Patricia L.,Berg, Gary A.,Boettcher, Judith V.,Howard, Caroline,Justice, Lorraine,Schenk, Karen D.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2612
Release: 2009-01-31
ISBN: 1605661996
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.

Motivation Volition and Engagement in Online Distance Learning

Motivation  Volition  and Engagement in Online Distance Learning
Author: Ucar, Hasan,Kumtepe, Alper Tolga
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN: 1799876837
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivation Volition and Engagement in Online Distance Learning Book Excerpt:

Motivation is an important factor in and for all education levels. However, as learners in online distance education milieus are away from both teachers, other learners, and the learning environments physically, this concept becomes more important for online education. Motivating learners in distance education and keeping their motivation alive throughout the learning process is an issue that should be emphasized and taken care of for teachers and instructional designers. At this point, although there are many approaches, models, and theories regarding enhancing and sustaining motivation and engagement in the education processes, it is seen that there is not enough work and/or effective and efficient strategies that can be applied in online distance learning environments. Motivation, Volition, and Engagement in Online Distance Learning evaluates motivational obstacles in online distance education both theoretically and practically, identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the online education environments regarding motivation, and provides actionable motivational and volitional strategies for online educators. This book offers coverage of topics such as learning theories, motivation research, and synchronous online learning environments, making it a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, decision makers, institutions in all education levels, academicians, pre-service teachers, and most importantly, online educators from various disciplines and learners from all educational landscapes.

Online Distance Learning Course Design and Multimedia in E Learning

Online Distance Learning Course Design and Multimedia in E Learning
Author: Lopes, Ana Paula,Soares, Filomena
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN: 1799897087
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Distance Learning Course Design and Multimedia in E Learning Book Excerpt:

In recent years, the rampant development of worldwide communications and powerful modern technologies has reformulated the idea of distance learning and the transmission of higher education content. Combined with these new developments and the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an apparent need for a thorough discussion on all features of e-learning. Online Distance Learning Course Design and Multimedia in E-Learning disseminates research, experiences, and philosophies surrounding innovation within higher education online teaching and learning environments. It includes case studies of relevant and fruitful applications, practical challenges, and examinations of the most recent innovations. Covering topics such as online management education, student engagement, and gamification, this book is an essential resource for academicians, researchers, educators, pre-service educators, principals, administrators, consultants, instructional designers, technologists, computer scientists, and policymakers.

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning
Author: Terry Anderson
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1897425082
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning Book Excerpt:

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.

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education
Author: Ormond Simpson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN: 1136215522
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education Book Excerpt:

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 Distance Education

Online Distance Education
Author: Olaf Zawacki-Richter,Terry Anderson
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN: 1927356628
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Distance Education Book Excerpt:

Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing major research on the topic, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, Online Distance Education addresses aspects of distance education practice that have often been marginalized, including issues of cost and economics, concerns surrounding social justice, cultural bias, the need for faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities. At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

Distance Education A Systems View of Online Learning

Distance Education  A Systems View of Online Learning
Author: Michael G. Moore,Greg Kearsley
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-22
ISBN: 1133715451
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distance Education A Systems View of Online Learning Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject, DISTANCE EDUCATION, Third Edition, retains its emphasis on a systems approach to the organization and selection of material. The text is researched-based and grounded in solid principles of teaching and learning. The authors apply their broad experience and expertise as they explain how to design and teach courses online--including the latest technologies employed, characteristics of learners, organizational structures, and current policy and global perspectives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Internet Distance Learning and the Future of the Research University

The Internet  Distance Learning  and the Future of the Research University
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Basic Research
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Distance education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Distance Learning and the Future of the Research University Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience

Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience
Author: Northcote, Maria,Gosselin, Kevin P.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN: 1522509690
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience Book Excerpt:

Distance learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in educational settings around the world as it provides more flexibility and access to classes for students and educators alike. While online classrooms are proving to be popular, there is a significant gap in the personalization and humanization of these courses. The Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience features empirical research on promoting the personalization of online learning courses through presence, emotionality, and interactivity within digital classrooms. Highlighting best practices and evaluating student perceptions on distance learning, this handbook will appeal to researchers, educators, course designers, professionals, and administrators.

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness
Author: Caroline Howard,Karen Schenk,Richard Discenza
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9781591402213
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness Book Excerpt:

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning addresses the challenges and opportunities associated with information and communication technologies (ICTs) as related to education. From discussing new and innovative educational paradigms and learning models resulting from ICTs to addressing future student needs and international issues, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the paradigm, teaching, technology and other changes that may be required of universities to remain in the new competitive marketplace of online learning.

Online and Distance Learning

Online and Distance Learning
Author: Lawrence A. Tomei
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781599049359
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online and Distance Learning Book Excerpt:

"This comprehensive, six-volume collection addresses all aspects of online and distance learning, including information communication technologies applied to education, virtual classrooms, pedagogical systems, Web-based learning, library information systems, virtual universities, and more. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference to meet the information needs of researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and other stakeholders in online and distance learning"--Provided by publisher.

The Design and Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs

The Design and Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs
Author: Richard Discenza,Caroline Howard,Karen Schenk
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9781931777803
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Design and Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs Book Excerpt:

"Geared for administrators and academicians trying to develop or improve distance education programs, this text addresses the specific challenges of the virtual learning environment, such as managing the costs incurred for remote space and equipment, adjusting traditional evaluation methods, and maintaining academic integrity. The most recent research on faculty perceptions, social needs of students, library services, online programs, and video instruction is provided."

Distance Learning

Distance Learning
Author: Michael Simonson,Charles Schlosser,John G. Flores
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1641131969
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distance Learning Book Excerpt:

Distance Learning is for leaders, practitioners, and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e-learning, telecommunications, and related areas. It is a professional journal with applicable information for those involved with providing instruction to all kinds of learners, of all ages, using telecommunications technologies of all types. Stories are written by practitioners for practitioners with the intent of providing usable information and ideas. Articles are accepted from authors--new and experienced--with interesting and important information about the effective practice of distance teaching and learning. Distance Learning is published quarterly. Each issue includes eight to ten articles and three to four columns, including the highly regarded "And Finally..." column covering recent important issues in the field and written by Distance Learning editor, Michael Simonson. Articles are written by practitioners from various countries and locations, nationally and internationally.

Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning

Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning
Author: Lawrence A. Tomei
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2009-11-16
ISBN: 1607092859
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning Book Excerpt:

Lexicon of Online and Distance Learning, a desktop resource, focuses specifically on distance education for researchers and practitioners. It provides key information about all levels of education (that is, KD12, higher education, proprietary education, and corporate training), allowing for comprehensive coverage of the discipline of distance education. The book offers a comprehensive index of distance learning terms; cross-references to synonyms and, when appropriate, online web links to encourage further exploration. Each lexicon entry is categorized by its root terminology_general, education, technology, instructional technology, or distance education_and provides the actual definition and complete exploration of the term along with specific references that include related books, volumes, and available manuscripts.

Handbook of Online Learning

Handbook of Online Learning
Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Judith Schoenholtz-Read
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1412961033
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Online Learning Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Online Learning is a comprehensive reference text for teachers and administrators of online courses and programs. It presents a discussion of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of online learning along with an exploration of practical implementation strategies. New and Ongoing Features Emphasizes interactive teaching/learning strategies – challenging readers to think differently about pedagogy Provides a strong theoretical base before discussing applications: Part I first presents the changing philosophies and theories of learning, while Part II covers implementation or the practice of online learning Offers several chapters that deal with the issues related to the growing corporate online learning environment Includes twelve NEW articles on the latest issues such as psychology of online learning, training faculty, digital libraries, ethical dimensions in online learning, legal issues, course management systems and evolving technologies. key articles retained from current edition are revised and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field Praise for the First Edition "The Fielding Institute authors apply an impressive wealth of organizational management theory and experience in their analyses of computer-mediated teaching and learning. The result is an enjoyable-to-read, fresh and lively book, delivering an abundance of ideas about how to establish a supportive learning environment, design a well structured course and manage electronically mediated dialog, -- in other words, how to successfully facilitate learning in the new context of on-line distance education." —Michael G. Moore, Pennsylvania State University and Editor, The American Journal of Distance Education "This book is a fascinating, comprehensive, revealing array of information about online learning. It is full of practical applications and significant implications for a future where online learning will play an increasingly larger role. It is essential for any library keeping up on online learning innovations." —Dr. Bernard J. Luskin, President and Co-CEO, GlobalLearningSystems, Inc. Visiting Professor, Claremont Graduate University "This book not only is that rare breed that addresses online learning in both higher education and corporate environments but every chapter is intriguing, informative, and accurately grounded. This book provides a comprehensive, timely, and informative look at online learning in higher education and corporate training settings. For an update on the state of e-learning in educational and training environments, simply read this book." —Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., Indiana University and Courseshare.com "Business and Learning have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship in our culture. The pace of change, however, has created separation between these two vital elements. The "Handbook of Online Learning" showcases the latest thinking and applications in learning delivery, and offers real promise that the gap is being bridged." —D.M. Verkest, AT&T Wireless Services, Vice-President-National Operations "The authors of this book are all experienced distance educators who know what the issues are: How are people engaged in teaching and learning at a distance "present" to one another? How do you create a community in the class? How can a teacher deal with an obstreperous student? What are the teaching/learning environments in universities and corporations as they affect distance education? The essays in this book inhabit the border where the idea of distance education meets the reality. The give practical advice and provide examples informed by both theory and experience." —Stanley Chodorow, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego & Former CEO, California Virtual University

Designing and Teaching Online Courses During Uncertain Times

Designing and Teaching Online Courses During Uncertain Times
Author: Natalie B. Milman
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 1648024424
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing and Teaching Online Courses During Uncertain Times Book Excerpt:

Distance Learning is for leaders, practitioners, and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e-learning, telecommunications, and related areas. It is a professional journal with applicable information for those involved with providing instruction to all kinds of learners, of all ages, using telecommunications technologies of all types. Stories are written by practitioners for practitioners with the intent of providing usable information and ideas. Articles are accepted from authors--new and experienced--with interesting and important information about the effective practice of distance teaching and learning. This special issue of Distance Learning consists of several Ends and Means articles that I have written or coauthored and that I have organized using the three major elements of the community of inquiry (CoI) framework. The last section has articles written by other authors who incorporated CoI.

Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development

Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development
Author: Pandey, Umesh Chandra,Indrakanti, Verlaxmi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 1522526226
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

Education plays a vital role in the positive development of communities at both a local and global level. By becoming more informed, citizens can make better contributions to society. Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development is a critical reference source for emerging academic perspectives on the role of higher education programs in contemporary society. Including a range of pertinent topics such as mobile learning, environmental education, and community building, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, students, and professionals interested in the intersection between sustainable development and education.

Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning

Supporting Students in Online  Open and Distance Learning
Author: Ormond Simpson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 1136902511
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning Book Excerpt:

Recognized as the leading book on the subject, Supporting Students in Online, Open and Distance Learning considers the support of students either on or off-campus. Ever-greater numbers of students are studying as part of open, flexible, distance or online courses and, with the rise in numbers and expectations, so the need to offer these often-diverse students effective support is critical. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition reflects current concerns and developments in ODL. It includes increased coverage of tuition in different media, issues of student retention, structures and quality assurance, staff development, online support and computer conferencing. Practical and authoritative, the book tackles the full range of student support issues in ODL, including: *developing the most appropriate tuition techniques *social support *retention *delivering support at a distance and online *face-to-face support *learning-skills and staff development Supporting Students in Online, Open and Distance Learning is essential reading for all those with an interest in recruiting and teaching students in open and distance learning or e-learning situations. It will help lecturers, moderators and tutors to develop a range of skills with a focus on support, retention and student outcomes.

Handbook of Research on Determining the Reliability of Online Assessment and Distance Learning

Handbook of Research on Determining the Reliability of Online Assessment and Distance Learning
Author: Moura, Ana S.,Reis, Pedro,Cordeiro, M. Natália D. S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 1799847705
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Determining the Reliability of Online Assessment and Distance Learning Book Excerpt:

Though in the past online learning was considered of poorer professional quality than classroom learning, it has become a useful and, in some cases, vital tool for promoting the inclusivity of education. Some of its benefits include allowing greater accessibility to educational resources previously unattainable by those in rural areas, and in current times, it has proven to be a critical asset as universities shut down due to natural disasters and pandemics. Examining the current state of distance learning and determining online assessment tools and processes that can enhance the online learning experience are clearly crucial for the advancement of modern education. The Handbook of Research on Determining the Reliability of Online Assessment and Distance Learning is a collection of pioneering investigations on the methods and applications of digital technologies in the realm of education. It provides a clear and extensive analysis of issues regarding online learning while also offering frameworks to solve these addressed problems. Moreover, the book reviews and evaluates the present and intended future of distance learning, focusing on the societal and employer perspective versus the academic proposals. While highlighting topics including hybrid teaching, blended learning, and telelearning, this book is ideally designed for teachers, academicians, researchers, educational administrators, and students.

Policy for Open and Distance Learning

Policy for Open and Distance Learning
Author: Helen Lentell,Hilary Perraton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-12-16
ISBN: 1134575157
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy for Open and Distance Learning Book Excerpt:

Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning need to address at any level of education. Starting by analysing the range of purposes for which open and distance learning is used, the book places the issues in context and examines experience in both the public and private sector. As well as discussing in detail new agenda set by new information and communication technologies, the book covers: * Inputs * Processes * Outcomes. The editors, Hilary Perraton and Helen Lentell, have drawn together an international team of contributors who have examined the varied roles of the new technologies as well as low-technology approaches to open and distance learning throughout the world. This book will be invaluable to policy makers in education and those planning or managing open and distance learning programmes. It will also be of interest to students and teachers of education and anyone concerned with comparative education.