ERIC Number: ED501732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Advanced Methods in Distance Education: Applications and Practices for Educators, Administrators and Learners
Dooley, Kim E.; Lindner, James R.; Dooley, Larry M.
Information Science Publishing
Courses and programs being delivered at a distance require a unique set of professional competencies. Whether using synchronous or asynchronous methods of instruction, systematic instructional design can help stimulate motivation, increase interaction and social presence, and authenticate learning outcomes. Principles of adult learning, including self-directed and student-centered learning approaches are emphasized in this "Advanced Methods in Distance Education: Applications and Practices for Educators, Administrators and Learners." It is designed to be theory to practice, with readers gaining the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in teaching or training using technology-mediated instruction. Following a preface and foreword, the book is divided into six parts. Part I, Foundations of Instruction and Learning at a Distance, presents: (1) An Introduction to Designing and Delivering Courses and Programs at a Distance; (2) Critical Issues for Educators and Trainers: Developing a Philosophy of Education; and (3) Learning Theories. Part II, Adult Learning Theory, continues with: (4) Adult Learning Principles and Learner Differences; and (5) Engaging Adult Learners and Fostering Self-Directedness. Part III, Systematic Instructional Design, contains: (6) Systematic Instructional Design; (7) Writing Instructional Objectives; (8) Events of Instruction: Gaining Attention and Stimulating Motivation; (9) Analyzing Instruction and Facilitating Interaction; and (10) Learner-Centered Assessment and Facilitation Techniques. Part IV, Technology Knowledge and Skills, contains: (11) Delivery Technology; and (12) Multimedia Design. Part V, Administrative Issues, contains: (13) Course and Program Management; and (14) Evaluating Distance Education Programs Using Best Practices. Part VI, Future Directions, concludes with: (15) Future Trends.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Learning Theories, Instructional Design, Motivation, Adult Learning, Interaction, Independent Study, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Attention, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Delivery Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Multimedia Instruction, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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