ERIC Number: ED453360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Online Education Sourcebook.
Carr, Victor; Locatis, Craig; Reid, John C.; Ullmer, Eldon; Weisberg, Michael
This resource provides basic information on five selected topics related to creating and implementing online educational programs. "Adult Learning" (John C. Reid) provides an overview of general learning theories and discusses the characteristics of adult learners, strategies for taking advantage of adults' traits and motivations in creating learning programs, features of ideal adult learning environments, and suggestions for future research. "Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)" (Michael Weisberg) examines the attributes of cooperative work, factors that increase team effectiveness, the integration of communication and computer technologies to achieve organizational goals, and computer-mediated communication and "groupware" programs. "Cooperative Learning and Distance Education Online" (Craig Locatis) describes cooperative learning's characteristics, methods, and benefits; examines research that supports cooperative learning; and discusses theories that explain its effectiveness. "Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the Health Sciences" (Eldon J. Ullmer) analyzes this approach that has a long history in medical education and is staunchly defended by its proponents. A problem-based model is explained, and research on PBL is examined. "Technology Adoption and Diffusion" (Victor Carr) elaborates alternative views and theories of adoption/diffusion, differentiates several categories of technology adopters, and outlines strategies for affecting technology diffusion. (Each article contains 15 or more references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Diffusion (Communication), Distance Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Medical Education, Online Systems, Problem Based Learning, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teamwork, Technology Transfer
For full text: http://tlc.nlm.nih.gov/resources/publications/sourcebook/onlineso urcebookcoverpage.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Library of Medicine (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.