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ERIC Number: ED508897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 366
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-5914-0950-0ISBN-978-1-5914-0950-2
Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues
Bullen, Mark, Ed.; Janes, Diane, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
Higher education institutions around the world are increasingly turning to e-learning as a way of dealing with growing and changing student populations. Education for the knowledge society means new skills and knowledge are needed and it means that lifelong learning has become a necessity. Higher education institutions are looking to e-learning to provide convenient and flexible access to high quality education and training that is needed to meet these emerging demands. As they implement e-learning, however, institutions are struggling with the many pedagogical, organizational and technological issues. "Making the Transition to E-learning: Strategies and Issues" provides insights and experiences from e-learning experts from around the world. It addresses the institutional, pedagogical, and technological issues that higher education institutions are grappling with as they move from conventional face-to-face teaching to e-learning in its diverse forms. Twenty chapters are included: (1) E-Learning as Nation Building (Marco Adria and Katy Campbell); (2) Organizational Models for Faculty Support (Margaret Haughy); (3) Moving to Blended Delivery in a Polytechnic (Oriel Kelly); (4) Strategic Planning for E-Learning in a Polytechnic (Tony Bates); (5) Using E-Learning to Promote Excellence in Polytechnic Education (Maggie Beers); (6) Teaching and Learning in a Laptop Nursing Program (Ellen Vogel and Bill Muirhead); (7) E-Learning in Higher Education (Dirk Morrison); (8) New Skills and Ways of Working (Gail Wilson); (9) Using E-Learning to Transform Large Class Teaching (Cathy Gunn and Mandy Harper); (10) The Continuing Struggle for Community and Content in Blended Technology Courses in Higher Education (Richard Schwier and Mary Dykes); (11) Toward Effective Instruction in E-Learning Environments (Martha Gabriel); (12) The Plain Hard Work of Teaching Online (Dianne Conrad); (13) Empowering Learners to Interact Effectively in Asynchronous Discussion Activities (Helen Wozniak); (14) A Framework for Choosing Communication Activities in E-Learning (Tannis Morgan and Karen Belfer); (15) Using Problem-Based Learning in Online Courses (Richard Kenny); (16) Fast Prototyping as a Communication Catalyst for E-Learning Design (Luca Botturi, Lorenzo Cantoni, Benedetto Lepori, and Stefano Tardini); (17) Educational Design as a Key Issue in Planning for Quality Improvement (Albert Sangra, Lourdes Guardia, and Mercedes Gonzalez-Sanmamed); (18) Cognitive Tools for Self-Regulated E-Learning (Tracey Leacock and John Nesbit); (19) Adopting Tools for Online Synchronous Communication (Elizabeth Murphy and Therese Laferriere); and (20) Knowledge is PowerPoint (Adnan Qayyum and Brad Eastman).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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