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ERIC Number: ED434243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 166
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-1441-2
Distance Learning: The Essential Guide.
Williams, Marcia L.; Paprock, Kenneth; Covington, Barbara
Intended for individuals engaged in open and distance learning activities, this guide is designed with an applications focus that provides a "quick start" for immediate work needs. Built on an intuitive set of "How do I" questions, the book presents the foundation needed to teach from a distance. The format is a multimodel approach, combining reading case studies, tear-out worksheets, and checklists. Templates intended for duplication are provided. Chapter 1 presents the history and growth of open and distance education, giving insight into the way evolving technologies have been transitioned into existing distance learning formats. Chapter 2 takes a global perspective to see how people around the world view the concepts and components that make up an open or distance learning environment. Chapter 3 offers an overview of technical, network, equipment, usage, and cost considerations to apply when an open or distance learning network is set up. Chapter 4 discusses resistance to change and offers practical, step-by-step ideas to help teachers and trainers through this transitional change process. Chapter 5 addresses designing instruction for learning: organizing time and instruction, becoming aware of one's presentation style and personal image, and developing participative teaching methods and techniques. Chapter 6 focuses on turning verbal information into visual communications: ideas on working with space, text and fonts, color, line, and graphics. The book contains 46 references, a glossary, and an index. (YLB)
Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (clothbound: ISBN-0-7619-1441-2, $70; paperback: ISBN-0-7619-1442-0, $29.95). Tel: 805-499-0721.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A