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ERIC Number: ED503305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 516
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8949-7529-2
Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from around the Globe
Commonwealth of Learning
"Education for a Digital World" contains a collection of strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. Narrative is supplemented by real-life examples, case studies, and resources to supply comprehensive perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities. The book is designed to serve as a guide, resource, textbook and manual for policymakers and practitioners in developing and developed countries. Following Chapter Abstracts and Introduction, thirty-one chapters are divided into five sections. Part 1, The Impact of Instruction Techniques, includes: (1) Emerging Technologies in E-learning (Patricia Delich, Kevin Kelly, and Don McIntosh); (2) Virtual Design Studios: Solving Learning Problems in Developing Countries (Kris Kumar); (3) Challenges Confronted and Lessons (Un)Learned: Linking Students from the University of Ghana and Kwantlen University College (Charles Quist-Adade); (4) Addressing Diversity in Design of Online Courses (Madhumita Bhattacharya and Maggie Hartnett); (5) Mobile Learning in Developing Countries: Present Realities and Future Possibilities (Ken Banks); and (6) The Impact of Technology on Education (Mohamed Ally). Part 2, Preparing Online Courses, includes: (7) Learning Management Systems (Don McIntosh); (8) Exploring Open Source for Educators: We're Not in Kansas Anymore--Entering OS (Julia Hengstler); (9) Quality Assurance by Design (Niki Lambropoulos); (10) General Principles of Instructional Design (Peter Fenrich); (11) Accessibility and Universal Design (Natasha Boskic, Kirsten Starcher, Kevin Kelly, and Nathan Hapke); (12) Articulation and Transfer of Online Courses (Finola Finlay); (13) Planning Your Online Course (June Kaminski and Sylvia Currie); and (14) Assessment and Evaluation (Dan O'Reilly and Kevin Kelly). Part 3, Implementing Technology, includes: (15) Understanding Copyright: Knowing Your Rights and Knowing When You're Right (Dan McGuire); (16) "Open Licences" of Copyright for Authors, Educators, and Librarians (Julien Hofman and Paul West); (17) E-learning Standards (Randy LaBonte); (18) Leadership and E-learning: Change Processes for Implementing Educational Technologies (Randy LaBonte); and (19) Building Communities of Practice (Shawn Berney). Part 4, E-learning in Action, includes: (20) Instructional Strategies (Peter Fenrich); (21) Media Selection (Peter Fenrich); (22) Computer-Based Resources for Learning (Peter Fenrich); (23) Computer-Based Games for Learning (Alice Ireland and David Kaufman); and (24) Evaluating and Improving Your Online Teaching Effectiveness (Kevin Kelly). Part 5, Engagement and Communication, includes: (25) Tools for Online Engagement and Communication (Richard S. Lavin, Paul A. Beaufait, and Joseph Tomei); (26) Techno Expression (Kevin Kelly and Ruth Cox); (27) Social Media for Adult Online Learners and Educators (Moira Hunter); (28) Online Collaboration: An Overview (Paul A. Beaufait, Richard S. Lavin, and Joseph Tomei); (29) Identity in Online Education (Joseph Tomei, Paul A. Beaufait, and Richard S. Lavin); (30) Supporting E-learning through Communities of Practice (David Kaufman, Kevin Kelly, and Alice Ireland); and (31) Looking Forward: Stories of Practice (Susan Crichton and Elizabeth Childs.) The book concludes with Contributor information. Chapters are appended and referenced individually. (Contains 71 figures and 29 tables.) [This document was published jointly with BCCampus.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning
Identifiers - Location: Ghana