Teaching and Learning at a Distance

Foundations of Distance Education, 6th Edition

Author: Michael Simonson,Sharon Smaldino,Susan M. Zvacek

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623968003

Category: Education

Page: 345

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Teaching and Learning at a Distance is written for introductory distance education courses for preservice or inservice teachers, and for training programs that discuss teaching distant learners or managing distance education systems. This text provides readers with the basic information needed to be knowledgeable distance educators and leaders of distance education programs. The teacher or trainer who uses this book will be able to distinguish between appropriate uses of distance education. In this text we take the following themes: The first theme is the definition of distance education. Before we started writing the first edition of Teaching and Learning at a Distance we carefully reviewed the literature to determine the definition that would be at the foundation of our writing. This definition is based on the work of Desmond Keegan, but is unique to this book. This definition of distance education has been adopted by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and by the Encyclopedia Britannica. The second theme of the book was the importance of research to the development of the contents of the book. The best practices presented in Teaching and Learning at a Distance are validated by scientific evidence. Certainly there are “rules of thumb”, but we have always attempted to only include recommendations that can be supported by research. The third theme of Teaching and Learning at a distance is derived from Richard Clark’s famous quote published in the Review of Educational Research that states that media are mere vehicles that do not directly influence achievement. Clark’s controversial work is discussed in the book, but is also fundamental to the book’s advocacy for distance education – in other words, we authors did not make the claim that education delivered at a distance was inherently better than other ways people learn. Distance delivered instruction is not a “magical” approach that makes learners achieve more. The fourth theme of the book is equivalency theory. Here we presented the concept that instruction should be provided to learners that is equivalent rather than identical to what might be delivered in a traditional environment. Equivalency theory helps the instructional designer approach the development of instruction for each learner without attempting to duplicate what happens in a face to face classroom. The final theme for Teaching and Learning at a Distance is the idea that the book should be comprehensive – that it should cover as much of the various ways instruction is made available to distant learners as is possible. It should be a single source of information about the field.

Distance Education

Definition and Glossary of Terms (Second Edition)

Author: Charles Schlosser,Michael Simonson

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607525658

Category: Education

Page: 173

View: 6400

Distance Education has become a major topic of interest in the field of educational communications and technology. In response to this interest, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) published the first edition of Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms in 2002. The second edition of this monograph was begun in 2005. While the definition of distance education was changed only slightly, the glossary of terms was updated significantly under the supervision of Joann Flick and members of AECT’s Division of Distance Learning. The definition of distance education and much of the supporting narrative offered in this edition of Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms is based on Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education, 3rd. edition (2006). This information is used with permission.

Distance Education in Nursing

Third Edition

Author: Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC,Deborah J. Clark, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109462

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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A Doodyís Core Title! ì[This book] addresses issues that cut across a wide range of best practices and the effect of technology on learning. [It includes] sound principles, new and creative ideas, [and] many implications for future research. What can and cannot be taught online? How are faculty best assisted in learning a new role? Who are the students in this geographically and culturally diverse learning community?... I know that you will enjoy this book because it combines current practices and research with building a foundation of knowledge that takes us into the future.î Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing Fairfield University This award-winning text, now in its third edition, integrates new digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, seven new chapters, and an innovative format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills, and addresses the challenges of accreditation for distance programs. The text helps teachers assess their teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Practical hints and key points focus on supporting learner success, using learning objects, and more.. Special features include an author-hosted blog and website to enhance and extend learning. The text is designed for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels and will also be beneficial for health care organizations that provide online continuing education. This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities Provides specific suggestions for overcoming barriers to online classes and other paradigm shifts Features teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples Offers an author-managed blog and website , updated continually

Technical Communication

Author: Paul V. Anderson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113330981X

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 4442

Thousands of students have successfully improved their writing and design skills using Anderson's TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: A READER-CENTERED APPROACH. Known for its treatment of the rhetorical situation and coverage of usefulness and persuasion, this edition renews the focus on the reader-centered approach and includes new learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help students gain more from their reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Next Generation of Distance Education

Unconstrained Learning

Author: Leslie Moller,Jason B. Huett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461417848

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 4771

The world of education is being radically altered with the change being driven by technology, openness, and unprecedented access to knowledge. Older correspondence-style methods of instructional delivery are passé and “classroom adapted to the web” approaches to learning are often ineffective and do little to harness the transformational potential of technology. E-Learning scenarios, mobile technologies, communication and information access, and personal learning environments are becoming mainstream and, as a result, control of the learning process is shifting away from institutions and into the hands of learners. This volumes promotes a forward-thinking agenda for research and scholarship that highlights new ideas, deep insights, and novel approaches to “unconstrained” learning.

Handbook of Design in Educational Technology

Author: Rosemary Luckin,Sadhana Puntambekar,Peter Goodyear,Barbara L Grabowski,Joshua Underwood,Niall Winters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135118965

Category: Education

Page: 516

View: 3643

The Handbook of Design in Educational Technology provides up-to-date, comprehensive summaries and syntheses of recent research pertinent to the design of information and communication technologies to support learning. Readers can turn to this handbook for expert advice about each stage in the process of designing systems for use in educational settings; from theoretical foundations to the challenges of implementation, the process of evaluating the impact of the design and the manner in which it might be further developed and disseminated. The volume is organized into the following four sections: Theory, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. The more than forty chapters reflect the international and interdisciplinary nature of the educational technology design research field.

Interactions in Online Education

Implications for Theory and Practice

Author: Charles Juwah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134247486

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 2538

Interactivity is at the very heart of learning and is evident at all levels of engagement, whether between fellow students, students and tutors, online learning materials or interfacing with the learning environment. Covering both theory and the practical implications of the issues discussed, this book provides international perspectives on key topics including: analysing and designing e-learning interactions, social and conceptual dimensions of learning, interactions in online discussions, interactions in peer learning and professional development of online facilitators. It is essential reading for all those involved in the design, implementation, management and use of open and flexible learning.

Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning

Author: Tynan, B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466642068

Category: Education

Page: 513

View: 7776

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.

Distance Education in Nursing, Second Edition

Author: Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826146953

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 4650

Designated a Doody's Core Title! The second edition of the award winning Distance Education in Nursing continues to offer basic introductory information on distance teaching and learning and now brings the application of newly developed computer technology to this environment. Each chapter provides real-life distance education experiences of both teachers and students, and describes ways in which distance education has enhanced the quality of their nursing education. As a nurse educator, whether novice or expert, you will benefit from this book, written by such distinguished contributors as Diane Billings, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, and Marilyn H. Oermann.

Online Learning in Music

Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices

Author: Judith Bowman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019998820X

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 4067

Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers fresh insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online courses, principles for good practice in online education, and an agenda for future research. Author Judith Bowman provides a complete overview of online education in music, including guidelines and accreditation standards for online instruction as well as a look at current research on online learning in music. She also explores several theoretical models for online course design, development, and implementation, before presenting a creative approach to online course design, both for fully online and also for blended courses. As a whole, the book challenges stereotypical views of professors as "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side," characterizing the online professor instead as Director of Learning. Necessary reading for all who work in online learning in music, it also suggests important ways both to prevent problems and also to resolve those that do arise.

Neues Erbe

Aspekte, Perspektiven und Konsequenzen der digitalen Überlieferung

Author: Caroline Y. Robertson- von Trotha,Robert Hauser

Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing

ISBN: 386644737X

Category: Archival materials

Page: 326

View: 9672


Zum Bildungswert des Internet

Author: Winfried Marotzki,Dorothee M. Meister,Uwe Sander

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322974723

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

View: 1162

Der vorliegende Band fragt nach den Lern- und Bildungsmöglichkeiten, die das Internet bietet. Er widmet sich neuen sozialsatorischen Phänomenen und erörtert grundsätzlich die Dimensionen, die bedacht werden müssen, wenn vom Bildungswert des Internet gesprochen wird.

Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615207481

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 4788

Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education brings together definitive writings on CTE by leading figures and by contemporary thinkers in the history, philosophy, practice and theories of the field. Filling a much needed void in existing literature, this book equips scholars and practitioners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the field of CTE.

German for Reading Knowledge

Author: Hubert Jannach,Richard Alan Korb

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9780838478356

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

View: 2523

GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE, FOURTH EDITION develops the fundamental skills graduate students need to read authentic German texts on a variety of subjects related to humanities. The Fourth Edition includes improved grammar explanations, contextualized exercises, new high-interest readings, and a section on choosing the right dictionary.

Learners, Learning and Educational Activity

Author: Judith Ireson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134123035

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5577

Learners, Learning and Educational Activity offers a new and creative approach to the psychology of learning. The central idea in the book is that learning in schools and other educational settings is best understood by paying attention to both individual learners and the educational contexts in which learning takes place. Providing an accessible introduction to new ideas and recent developments in cognitive and socio-cultural perspectives on learning, the book reviews advances in selected topics that are especially relevant for teachers and other educators. These include: learners’ conceptions of the nature of learning the development of advanced levels of learning and thinking the role of motivation and self-regulation in learning how learning and thinking relate to social and cultural contexts the ways in which these contexts influence interactions between teachers and learners. By illustrating connections between individual and social aspects of learning in educational settings in and out of school, the book encourages teachers, parents and other educators to think about learners and learning in new ways.

Unterdrückung und Befreiung

Herausgegeben von Peter Schreiner, Norbert Mette, Dirk Oesselmann, Dieter Kinkelbur in Kooperation mit Armin Bernhard

Author: Paulo Freire

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830968030

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 6681

Diese Sammlung von Schriften aus der Zeit von 1970 bis 1990 des brasilianischen Pädagogen Paulo Freire (1921-1997) gibt einen Einblick in die Grundlagen und Prinzipien seiner Bildungsarbeit auf der Basis der Pädagogik der Befreiung. In den ausgewählten Texten werden nicht nur pädagogische Probleme und inhaltlich-methodische Fragen der Bildungsarbeit thematisiert. Sie enthalten ebenso Analysen und Bewertungen von Politik, Kultur, Religion, Ethik und Veränderungsmöglichkeiten von Gesellschaft - eine Erweiterung, die sich gegen eine Vorstellung wendet, Pädagogik sei von Gesellschaft und Politik losgelöst zu behandeln. Scharfsinnig hat Freire u.a. die verheerenden Folgen des Neoliberalismus für Individuum und Gesellschaft analysiert und zum widerständigen Denken und Handeln ermuntert. Eine Auswahl repräsentativer alter und neuer Texte von Paulo Freire: Wer sie zur Hand nimmt, entdeckt rasch, dass uns dieser brasilianische Pädagoge nicht nur für die Theorie und Praxis unserer Erziehungsarbeit, sondern für unser Überleben Entscheidendes zu sagen hat. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker, Universität Hannover

Workplace Learning In Health And Social Care: A Student'S Guide

A Student's Guide

Author: Jackson, Carolyn,Thurgate, Claire

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335237509

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 9184

This is a practical resource for anyone undertaking work based learning in health and social care. It introduces and explores the practicalities of learning and work, and is designed to help you make the most of your work based learning experience. The book includes insights from other work based learners, case studies and tips for practice. There are chapters on reflective practice, personal development and how to document your learning - making this the essential practical guide for work based learners.