The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, Second Edition (häftad)
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Winner of Charles A. Wedemeyer Award by the University Continuing Education Association 2009
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The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, Second Edition (häftad)

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, Second Edition

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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive "how to"guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is anilluminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars activein the complex field of distance education. Distance education hasevolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined byinfrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmentalgenerations have emerged, supported by televison and radio,teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century hasproduced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents andintelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to asWeb 2.0. The second edition of The Theory and Practice of OnlineLearning features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapterson current distance education issues such as connectivism and socialsoftware innovations.
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Terry Anderson is a professor and Canada ResearchChair in Distance Education at Athabasca University. He has publishedextensively in the area of distance education and educationaltechnology.


FOREWORD TO THE SECOND EDITION INTRODUCTION / Terry Anderson PART I: Role and Function of Theory in Online EducationDevelopment and Delivery 1. Foundations of Educational Theory for Online Learning /Mohamed Ally 2. Towards a Theory of Online Learning / Terry Anderson 3. Situating Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in anOnline Learning Environment / Dianne Conrad 4. Understanding e-Learning Technologies-in-Practice throughPhilosophies-in-Practice / Heather Kanuka PART II: Infrastructure and Support for ContentDevelopment 5. Developing an Infrastructure for Online Learning / AlanDavis, Paul Little & Brian Stewart 6. Technologies of Online Learning (E-learning) / Rory McGreal& Michael Elliott 7. Characteristics of Interactive Online Learning Media /Patrick. J. Fahy 8. "In-Your-Pocket" and "On-the-Fly:"Meeting the Needs of Today's New Generation of Online Learnerswith Mobile Learning Technology / Maureen Hutchison, Tony Tin &Yang Cao 9. Social Software to Support Distance Education Learners /Terry Anderson PART III: Design and Development of OnlineCourses 10. The Development of Online Courses / Dean Caplan & RodgerGraham 11. Value Added - The Editor in Design and Development ofOnline Courses / Jan Thiessen & Vincent Ambrock 12. Making Relevant Financial Decisions about Technology inEducation / David Annand 13. The Quality Dilemma in Online Education Revisited / Nancy K.Parker PART IV: Delivery, Quality Control, and Student Support ofOnline Courses 14. Teaching in an Online Learning Context / TerryAnderson 15. Call Centres in Distance Education / Alex Z. Kondra, ColleenHuber, Kerri Michalczuk & Andrew Woudstra 16. Library Support for e-Learners: e-Resources, e-Services, and theHuman Factors / Kay Johnson, Houda Trabelsi & ElaineFabbro 17. Supporting the Online Learner / Susan D. Moisey & JudithA. Hughes 18. Developing Team Skills and Accomplishing Team Projects Online /Deborah Hurst & Janice Thomas