ERIC Number: ED564034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology
Yuzer, T. Volkan, Ed.; Eby, Gulsun, Ed.
With the rise of distance education in the post-modern world, progressive research on the best methods, tools, and technologies in the field is necessary to continue to take advantage of the pedagogical opportunities and improvements offered through remote learning platforms. The "Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology" focuses on the latest innovations and technological developments surrounding distance learning, instructional design, and computer-mediated communication in educational settings. This comprehensive research work will be of use to teachers, academicians, IT developers, upper-level students, and school administrators interested in the latest trends in online learning. Following a foreword by Rudolfo Chávez Chávez, a preface, and an acknowledgment, this book contains the following chapters: (1) New Priorities and Needs in Distance Education: Think Big!!! (T. Volkan Yuzer and Gulsun Eby); (2) Behave Yourself!: An Investigation of the Impact of Tutor Behaviour on the Student Experience of Online Distance-Based Learning (Jane Lund and Carolyn Snell); (3) Interactive Media Steer in Educational Printing Materials (Burcin Ispir); (4) Using Plug-Avatars "hhh" Technology Education as Service-Oriented Virtual Learning Environment in Sliding Mode (Vardan Mkrttchian, Mikhail Kataev, Wu-Yuin Hwang, Sarabjeet Singh Bedi, and Anna Fedotova); (5) Meeting Emerging Needs of Online Coaching in Teacher Education: Communication, Pedagogy, Technology, and Reflection (Kim H. Song); (6) Online Culture and Classical Culture (Simber Atay); (7) Exploring Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming as an Emerging Trend in Distance Education (Kay Kyeong-Ju Seo and Cass Johnson); (8) "E" is for "Ecology": An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable E-Learning (M. Banu Gundogan); (9) Digital Storytelling and Creativity through E-Learning (Suzan Duygu Bedir Eristi); (10) Trends in Distance Education: Theories and Methods (Sercin Karatas, Seher Ozcan, Erhan Polat, Yakup Yilmaz, and Arif Cem Topuz); (11) Removing the Disability from Distance Education (Christina Yuknis); (12) Social Presence: Communications in Distance Dissertation Courses (Libi Shen and Irene Linlin Chen); (13) Online Teaching: Applying Distance Learning Principles to MOOCs (Canan Blake and Eileen Scanlon); (14) Exploring Future Seamless Learning Research Strands for Massive Open Online Courses (Inge de Waard, Nilgun Ozdamar Keskin, and Apostolos Koutropoulos); (15) Teacher Training in Distance Education and the Practicum Process (Belgin Aydin and Ilknur Kecik); (16) Development Trends in Economics of Distance Education from the Perspective of New Technologies (Eren Kesim); (17) Emerging Trends in Distance Education and Teachers' Education in Ghana (Alex Kumi-Yeboah, Herbert Blankson, and William Young, III); (18) The Future of Curriculum Development in Distance Education (Figen Kilic); (19) An Alternative Technology: Distance Education through Transnational Partnerships (Joanna Cullinane); (20) Bridging the Gap with Distance Education Students: Telepresence (Alaattin Parlakkilic); (21) Developing an Online Mathematics Methods Course for Preservice Teachers: Impact, Implications, and Challenges (Drew Polly); (22) Major Trends, Issues, and Challenges with Learning Management Systems (Betul Özkan Czerkawski and Dawn Panagiota Gonzales); (23) Methodological, Ethical, and Epistemological Challenges of Evaluating Academic Achievement and Course Completion in Distance Education (S. Marshall Perry and Janet Caruso); (24) Teamwork Assessment and Self/Peer Evaluation in Higher Education (Tomayess Issa); (25) The Role of Implicit and Explicit Feedback in Learning and the Implications for Distance Education Techniques (Jurjen van der Helden and Harold Bekkering); and (26) K-12 Online Education: Issues and Future Research Directions (Wayne Journell, Ben McFadyen, Marva S. Miller, and Kathryn Kujawski Brown). A section about the contributors and an index are included.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Trends, Educational Innovation, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Tutors, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Education, Student Experience, Games, Ecology, Sustainability, Story Telling, Creativity, Disabilities, Online Courses, Practicums, Curriculum Development, International Education, Methods Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Asynchronous Communication, Academic Achievement, Teamwork, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries
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