The e Learning Reader

... and Piet Kommers both for permission to use extracts from their work and for their original contributions to this Reader. ... on e-Learning and for their generous support of funding for the e-Learning projects related to this work.

Author: Sara de Freitas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441176790

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Technological advancements have revolutionised the field of learning in the past twenty years and are continuing to push the boundaries of institutions towards new forms of knowledge construction, social interaction and meaning making. This book examines the key debates that have shaped that technological journey, from ancient to modern times, and draws together meaningful articles to provide an expert guide for e-learning practitioners, research staff, students and industrial trainees. The e-Learning Reader provides a scholarly collection of key texts which examine the concept and practice of e-learning in education and training. The book brings together a series of formative historical and recent articles which frame the debate on e-learning, drawing together new comments from leading experts in the field of e-learning.

E Learning Modules

A growing trend at DLR Associates is the e-book downloaded onto a reader. We recommend the Amazon Kindle if you are purchasing your e-books from them. Each of the twenty e-learning modules explained thus far can come loaded on a single ...

Author: Dan Ryan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468575200

Category: Education

Page: 468

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The term e-Learning is a neologism for CSCL systems that came about during the emergence of website e-learning modules. From an e-learning perspective, conventional e-learning systems were then based on instructional packets, which were delivered to students using assignments. Assignments were evaluated by the instructor. In contrast, the new e-learning places increased emphasis on social learning and use of social software such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and virtual worlds such as Second Life. This phenomenon has also been referred to as Long Tail Learning . E-learning by contrast to e-learning systems not based on CSCL, assumes that knowledge (as meaning and understanding) is socially constructed. Learning takes place through conversations about content and grounded interaction about problems and actions. Advocates of social learning claim that one of the best ways to learn something is to teach it to others. However, it should be noted that many early online courses, such as those developed by Murray Turoff and Starr Roxanne Hiltz in the 1970s and 80s at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, courses at the University of Guelph in Canada, the British Open University, and the online distance courses at the University of British Columbia (where Web CT, now incorporated into Blackboard Inc. was first developed), have always made heavy use of online discussion between students. Also, from the start, practitioners such as Harasim in 1995, have put heavy emphasis on the use of learning networks for knowledge construction, long before the term e-learning, let alone CSCL, was even considered. There is also an increased use of virtual classrooms (online presentations delivered live) as an online learning platform and classroom for a diverse set of education providers such as Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Sachem, MN, School District. In addition to virtual classroom environments, social networks have become an important part of e-learning. Social networks have been used to foster online learning communities around subjects as diverse as test preparation and language education. Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) is a term used to describe using handheld computers or cell phones to assist in language learning. Some feel, however, that schools have not caught up with the social networking trends. Few traditional educators promote social networking unless they are communicating with their own colleagues. DLR Associates consulting group first became interested in e-learning modules at the annual Distance Learning Conference held at the University of Maine. I decided to offer e-learning services, since we were already evolved with computer-assisted education techniques. DLR Associates had been involved with CAE since computers were first used in engineering education. It was our hope a trend could be started towards blended learning services, where computer-based activities were integrated with practical or classroom-based situations. Dan Ryan Professor Emeritus Clemson University

E ffective Writing for E learning Environments

4 key questions Learning to write effective e-Texts requires you to think fundamentally differently about how you ... The reader a. How do individuals read online? b. Who are your readers? Roles 2. a. What is your role as a writer?

Author: Katy Campbell

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591401254

Category: Education

Page: 547

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E-ffective Writing for E-Learning Environments integrates research and practice in user-centered design and learning design for instructors in post-secondary institutions and learning organizations who are developing e-learning resources. The book is intended as a development guide for experts in areas other than instructional or educational technology (in other words, experts in cognate areas such as Biology or English or Nursing) rather than as a learning design textbook. The organization of the book reflects the development process for a resource, course, or program from planning and development through formative evaluation, and identifies trends and issues that faculty or developers might encounter along the way. The account of the process of one faculty member's course development journey illustrates the suggested design guidelines. The accompanying practice guide provides additional information, examples, learning activities, and tools to supplement the text.

ICEL2104 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on e Learning

Telling Tales: Responding to Challenges in Literacy Competencies Using eReader‐Based Programs Paula ... study that looks at the power of ereaders to support change in the literacy habits and ultimately the learning cultures of a group ...

Author: Dr Oscar Saavedra Rodriguez,

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781909507692


Page: 278

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Global Perspectives on E Learning

The geographic organization of the book helps the readers to immerse themselves in a particular context and to remain ... of globalization and internationalization of learning and distance education, which are highly context dependent.

Author: Alison A. Carr-Chellman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452236971

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality presents several cases of international online education and the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning. Editor Alison A. Carr-Chellman examines the impact of online distance education throughout the world in an effort to understand more deeply the merits of such initiatives. Written from a critical perspective, the book sheds light on some of the problems faced by international distance educators. It particularly focuses on who benefits, and who does not, by the advance of international e-learning and how we can respond to the needs of the disenfranchised. This book is intended to supplement what has to this point been largely a positive, how-to literature in distance education. It offers a balanced perspective on the problems and possibilities of distance education worldwide.

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research

This educational online resource presents the reader with a pre-given set of navigational resources (e.g. sidebars, ... the range of possible directions readers can take to make meaning of the digital learning resources presented, ...

Author: Caroline Haythornthwaite

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473955004

Category: Education

Page: 606

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The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES

Cases on Successful E Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World Methods for the Global Information Economy

On the other hand, there are those collections that cast a wider net and offer a broad look at aftermath of incorporating ICT for e-learning. In either case, all contributions provide readers with useful implications on moving forward ...

Author: Olaniran, Bolanle A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605669434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

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Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy provides eclectic accounts of case studies in different contexts of e-learning.

Human Computer Interaction Interacting in Various Application Domains

... USA, July 19-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part IV Julie A. Jacko. Accessing e-Learning Systems via Screen Reader: An Example Maria Claudia Buzzi1, Marina Buzzi1, and Barbara Leporini2 1 CNR-IIT, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy Claudia.

Author: Julie A. Jacko

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642025839

Category: Computers

Page: 781

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The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human–Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on A- mented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,397 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human–computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.

Key Issues in e Learning

... Marlene Morrison and David Scott Handbook of Online Education, Debra Marsh, Clare Killen and Shirley Bennett The e-Assessment Handbook, Geoffrey Crisp The e-Learning Reader, Jill Jameson and Sara de Freitas Key Issues in e-Learning: ...

Author: Norbert Pachler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441104830

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book enables readers to understand the key issues underpinning e-learning with a view to enabling them to use it effectively in their professional practice.

E learning Tools and Technologies

Other than an e-mail reader, no other software is required. The disadvantage is that e-mailing list servers can inundate list members with messages. And there is no easy way to spot separate threads or conversations. Popular e-mail list ...

Author: William Horton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471456780

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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A comprehensive guide to help you cut through the hype in order to select the best E-Learning tools and vendors for your specific needs With its ability to both reduce operating costs and train more people, E-Learning is an attractive option for companies that are trying to balance business and educational goals. But in order to implement an E-Learning program, you'll have to wade through hundreds of learning management systems, learning content management systems, authoring schools, and collaboration environments to determine what solution will work best for your situation. In this in-depth book, recognized E-Learning experts William and Katherine Horton survey the entire field of E-Learning tools for you. They provide you with a systematic way to identify, evaluate, and choose products and services based on different E-Learning scenarios. In this no-holds barred look at E-Learning tools, the authors: * Arm you with a complete list of questions to ask vendors before you commit to a product * Describe product limitations throughout each chapter and include special Rant sections that you must read * Present tips and tricks as well as common mistakes to avoid * List potential vendors and contact information by tool category The companion Web site contains design forms, checklists of features to look for in the various tool categories, spreadsheets, and lists of specific tools and vendors.