ERIC Number: ED508897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
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).
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Nurses, Online Courses, Problem Based Learning, Lifelong Learning, Educational Quality, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Technology Planning, Blended Learning, Nursing Education, Laptop Computers, Job Skills, Large Group Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Computer Mediated Communication, Instructional Design, Independent Study, Computer Software
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