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Distributed Learning

Author : Mary R. Lea
ISBN : 9781136452697
Genre : Education
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At a time of increasing globalisation, the concept of open and distance learning is being constantly redefined. New technologies have opened up new ways of understanding and participating in Learning. Distributed Learning offers a collection of perspectives from a social and cultural practice-based viewpoint, with contributions from leading international authors in the field. Key issues in this comprehensive text are: *the challenges of ICT to traditional teaching and learning practices *the value and relevance of 'activity theory' and 'communities of practice' in educational institutions and the workplace *perspectives on the relationship between globalisation and distributed learning, and the breakdown of distinctions between global and local contexts *issues of identity and community in designing courses for the virtual student *language and literacies in distributed learning contexts This book provides useful introductory reading, building a sound theoretical framework for practitioners interested in how distributed learning is shaping post-compulsory education.

The Sage Handbook Of E Learning Research 2e

Author : Caroline Haythornthwaite
ISBN : 9781473954991
Genre : Education
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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

E Learning Theory And Practice

Author : Caroline Haythornthwaite
ISBN : 9781849204712
Genre : Education
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In E-learning Theory and Practice the authors set out different perspectives on e-learning. The book deals with the social implications of e-learning, its transformative effects, and the social and technical interplay that supports and directs e-learning. The authors present new perspectives on the subject by exploring the way teaching and learning are changing with the presence of the Internet and participatory media; providing a theoretical grounding in new learning practices from education, communication and information science; addressing e-learning in terms of existing learning theories, emerging online learning theories, new literacies, social networks, social worlds, community and virtual communities, and online resources; and emphasizing the impact of everyday electronic practices on learning, literacy and the classroom, locally and globally. This book is for everyone involved in e-learning including teachers, educators, graduate students and researchers.

Artificial Intelligence In Education

Author : Chee-Kit Looi
ISBN : 9781586035303
Genre : Computers
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The field of Artificial Intelligence in Education includes research and researchers from many areas of technology and social science. This study aims to open opportunities for the cross-fertilization of information and ideas from researchers in the many fields that make up this interdisciplinary research area.

Encyclopedia Of Distributed Learning

Author : Anna DiStefano
ISBN : 9781452265230
Genre : Education
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In today's fast-paced world, with multiple demands on time and resources as well as pressures for career advancement and productivity, self-directed learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative in continuing education. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. Written for a wide audience in the distance and continuing education field, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for deans and administrators at universities and colleges, reference librarians in academic and public institutions, HR officials involved with continuing education/training programs in corporate settings, and those involved in the academic disciplines of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, and Library Science. Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution. The Fielding Graduate Institute is well known for offering mid-career professionals opportunities for self-directed, mentored study with the flexibility of time and location that enables students to maintain commitments to family, work, and community. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning includes over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area, giving the reader comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract. Topics Covered Administrative Processes Policy, Finance and Governance Social and Cultural Perspectives Student and Faculty Issues Teaching and Learning Processes and Technologies Technical Tools and Supports Key Features A-to-Z organization plus Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas Over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area Comprehensive index and cross-references between entries add to the encyclopedia's ease of use Annotated listings for additional resources, including distance learning programs, print and non-print resources, and conferences

South African Theatre Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000107487567
Genre : Performing arts
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Methods And Technologies For Learning

Author : G. Chiazzese
ISBN : 1845641558
Genre : Education
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For more then a decade the rapid growth of ICT and its use in education have generated a lot of changes in traditional educational structures as well as interest in defining new models for designing advanced learning solutions.This book provides an overview of international perspectives regarding the latest innovations and results in different fields of education. In particular, it is addressed to all those who are interested in exploring methodologies and extending their knowledge of current research in education and training technologies. The wide variety of contributions provides an interesting and useful account of some of the major issues and controversies facing researchers, academicians, professors, educational scientists and technologists in most of the educational contexts in which ICT is applied.Over 90 papers are featured and these are divided under headings including: Online Education and Training; Innovative Teaching and Learning Technologies; Collaborative Learning Environments; Navigation Strategies and Comprehension; Mobile Learning; Quality Issues of Distance Learning Processes; Knowledge Management and E-learning; Learning Technologies for Primary and Secondary Schools; Educational System for People with Special Needs.

Social Information Technology Connecting Society And Cultural Issues

Author : Kidd, Terry T.
ISBN : 1599047764
Genre : Computers
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"This book provides a source for definitions, antecedents, and consequences of social informatics and the cultural aspect of technology. It addresses cultural/societal issues in social informatics technology and society, the Digital Divide, government and technology law, information security and privacy, cyber ethics, technology ethics, and the future of social informatics and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Problem Based Learning Online

Author : Maggi Savin-Baden
ISBN : 033522007X
Genre : Education
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"This book makes a great shot at disentangling the challenge of the diversity of learning technologies and their intricate association with pedagogical approaches. The terms used by the book -- combining, uniting and interrelationships -- in some ways underplay the major challenges it poses. Have a good read of it -- and most importantly try out some ideas." Gilly Salmon, Professor of E-learning & Learning Technologies, Beyond Distance Research Alliance "This [book] represents a significant collection of papers which, I am sure, will help inform the development of an online pedagogy for problem-based learning." Michael Prosser, Director Research and Evaluation, Higher Education Academy "The studies presented in this book are evidence informed and theoretically framed in ways that promise to advance our understanding of these complex areas. This collection will be an invaluable read for anyone involved in PBL and/or e-learning in higher education. " Glynis Cousin, Senior Adviser, Higher Education Academy Problem-based Learning Online is the first book to: Address the current issues and debates about problem-based learning (PBL) online together in one volume Present and explore the range and diversity of application of PBL online Examine questions such as how course design and issues of power influence learning in PBL The book provides research-based information about the realities of setting up and running problem-based programmes using technology in a variety of ways. It also captures the diversity of use of technology with PBL across disciplines and countries, providing vital input into the literature on the theory and practice of PBL online. Contributors: Chris Beaumont, Si'n Bayne, Chew Swee Cheng, Frances Deepwell, Sharon J. Derry, Roisin Donnelly, Carolyn Gibbon, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Per Grøttum, David Jennings, Ray Land, Karen Lee, Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke, Anandi Nagarajan, Remy Rikers, Frans Ronteltap, Maggi Savin-Baden, Henk Schmidt, Helge I. Strømsø, Andy Syson, Kay Wilkie, Wilco te Winkel.

Writing The Visual

Author : Carol David
ISBN : UCSC:32106019482642
Genre : Art
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This edition offers a variety of creative and theoretically based approaches to the development of visual literacy. The book's Introduction and 12 chapters provide an array of pedagogical perspectives, exceptional field-tested assignments for students writing across the disciplines, and a strong bibliographic base.

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