ERIC Number: ED459342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Using Learning Technologies: International Perspectives on Practice. Routledge/Falmer Studies in Distance Education.
Burge, Elizabeth J., Ed.; Haughey, Margaret, Ed.
This collection of 14 first-hand accounts from experienced and accomplished learning technology practitioners highlights issues in using learning technologies for flexible, distance, and open learning. The papers are as follows: "Using Learning Technologies: An Introduction" (Margaret Haughey); "Naming the Learning Technology Issues in Developing Countries" (Barbara Spronk); "Public and Institutional Policy Interplay" (Judith M. Roberts, Erin M. Keough, and Lucille Pacey); "Getting the Systems Right" (Christine Marrett and Claudia Harvey); "Developing Course Materials" (Judith Kamau); "Lessons from Our Cyberclassroom" (Catherine Cavanaugh, Evelyn Ellermon, Lori Oddson, and Arlene Young); "Teacher or Avatar? Identity Issues in Computer-Mediated Contexts" (Gill Kirkup); "Web-Based Research Assistance" (Suzanne Sexty); "'No One Will Listen to Us': Rural Fulbe Women Learning by Radio in Nigeria" (Lantana Usman); "Confronting Barriers to Distance Study in Tanzania" (Edith Mhehe); "Reflections on Evaluating Online Learning and Teaching" (Charlotte Gunawardena); "Evaluating the Use of Learning Technologies" (Mary Thorpe); "Gender-Sensitive Evaluation Research" (Christine von Prummer and Ute Rossie); and "Using Learning Technologies: A Synthesis of Challenges and Guidelines" (Elizabeth J. Burge), which draws together themes and ideas from all the authors to provide a synthesis of their stated challenges in using learning technologies and a concise summary of their guidelines for informed practice. An index is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Education, Adult Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Evaluation, Flexible Scheduling, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Guidance, Higher Education, Information Technology, Online Systems, Open Education, Outreach Programs, Policy Formation, Programming (Broadcast), Socioeconomic Influences, Student School Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Skills, Telecommunications, Womens Education
RoutledgeFalmer, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE (hardcover: ISBN-0-415-21687-7, $90; paperback: ISBN-0-415-21688-5, $28.95). Web site: http://www.routledgefalmer.com/.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Nigeria