ERIC Number: ED501561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Online Education for Lifelong Learning
Inoue, Yukiko, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
Distance education is rapidly becoming the global trend for lifelong learning. This book emphasizes the importance of conceptual understanding of online distance learning and focuses on theoretical and practical challenges of online teaching and learning. It illustrates lifelong learning strategies and how technology can support the course design, implementation and evaluation in higher education. Approaches on topics, such as, creating learning environments, new challenges, and interaction are discussed by a diverse and experienced group of authors. The book illustrates practical applications to help guide instructors to create a beneficial distance learning experience. This innovative publication explores new and emerging challenges of online distance education in global learning communities. The book is divided into five sections and fourteen chapters, as follows. Section I: Introduction, contains chapters (1) Online Education for Lifelong Learning: A Silent Revolution (Yukiko Inoue). Section II: Development and Implementation of Online Learning, contains chapter: (2) Can You Hear Us Now? Stances Towards Interaction and Rapport (Susan J. Wegmann and Joyce K. McCauley); (3) Online Learning and Lifelong Learning: Implications for Transforming Teaching and Learning (Glenn Finger); and (4) Technology, Lifelong Learning, and Effective Foreign Language Instruction Under the Memory Efficient Approach (P. Toyoko Kang). Section III: Learning Theories and Online Applications for Lifelong Learning, contains chapters: (5) Constructivism Online: Vygotskian Applications for 21st Century Learning in Higher Education (Candace Kaye and Erika Volkers); (6) A Theoretical Model for Designing Online Education in Support of Lifelong Learning (Lawrence A. Tomei); and (7) Self-Regulation and Online Learning: Theoretical Issues and Practical Challenges to Support Lifelong Learning (Julia M. Matuga). Section IV: Tech-Knowledge and Communication Technologies for Lifelong Learning, contains chapters: (8) Building Powerful Online Synchronous Communications: A Framework for Lifelong Learning in Distance Education (Volkan T. Yuzer and Gulsun Kurubacak); (9) Tech-Knowledge: How Children and Early Childhood Education Teachers Develop Knowledge Through Technology (Satomi Izumi-Taylor and Ann F. Lovelace); and (10) Building Online Knowledge Societies for Lifelong Learning: The Democratic University-Community Partnerships in Turkey (Gulsun Kurubacak). Section V: Case Studies in Online Education for Lifelong Learning, contains chapters (11) Promoting Lifelong Learning Online: A Case Study of a Professional Development Experience (Danilo M. Baylen and Joan Glacken); (12) "Life in the Round" and the History of Libraries in Micronesia (Nicholas J. Goetzfridt); (13) A Case Study of the Adult Learner's Perception of Instructional Quality in Web-Based Online Courses (Terry T. Kidd and Holim Song); and (14) Lifelong Learning and Online Education: A New Framework for the Competence of Tomorrow's Educators (Marianthi Karatza, Argiris Tzikopoulos, and Niki Phillips).
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Distance Education, Second Language Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Self Management, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Professional Development, Case Studies, Libraries, Adult Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Online Courses, Learning Theories, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Change, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey