ERIC Number: ED537936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-16
International Perspectives of Distance Learning in Higher Education
Moore, Joi L., Ed.; Benson, Angela D., Ed.
This book, written by authors representing 12 countries and five continents, is a collection of international perspectives on distance learning and distance learning implementations in higher education. The perspectives are presented in the form of practical case studies of distance learning implementations, research studies on teaching and learning in distance learning environments, and conceptual and theoretical frameworks for designing and developing distance learning tools, courses and programs. The book will appeal to distance learning practitioners, researchers, and higher education administrators. To address the different needs and interests of audience members, the book is organized into five sections: Distance Education Management, Distance Education and Teacher Development, Distance Learning Pedagogy, Distance Learning Students, and Distance Learning Educational Tools. Contents include: (1) Re-Engineering Open and Distance Learning Institutional Development for Knowledge Society in Africa (K. O. Ojokheta); (2) Distance Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A Conceptual Model (Mehran Farajollahi and Nahid Zarifsanaee); (3) Open and Distance Learning in Dual Mode Universities: A Treasure Unexploited (Paul Birevu Muyinda); (4) Teacher Development Through Distance Education: Contrasting Visions of Radio Learning in South African Primary Schools (Charles Potter and Gordon Naidoo); (5) Open and Distance Learning for Teachers' Professional Development: The English in Action (EIA) Model for the Global South (M. Mahruf C. Shohel); (6) Self-Regulated Learning Activities: Supporting Success in Online Courses (Maureen Snow Andrade); (7) Strategically Integrating Blended Learning to Deliver Lifelong Learning (John Wall); (8) Distance Learning: Modern Approaches to Engineering Education (Boris Kruk and Olga Zhuravleva); (9) Assessment Methods of Student Learning in Web-Based Distance Courses: A Case Study (Jon R. Hufford); (10) An Analysis of the Search Skills of Online Graduate Students as the Basis for the Development of Appropriate Instructional Strategies (Olabisi Kuboni); (11) The Role of Self-Efficacy, Control Beliefs and Achievement Goals on Learning Among Distance Learners (Clarence Ng); (12) Differences and Similarities in Approach Between Classroom and Distance Learning (Ingrid Helleve); (13) Distance Learning and the Low-Income Student (Angela Benson, Joi L. Moore, Nicole Norfles and Carolyn Starkey); (14) Web-Application for Engineering Graphics--An Example of a Distance Learning Tool (Lourdes Rubio and Belen Munoz-Abella); and (15) Internet-Supported Multi-User Virtual and Physical Prototypes for Architectural Academic Education and Research (Henriette H. Bier).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Educational Radio, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Blended Learning, Technology Integration, Online Searching, Computer Graphics, Internet, Computer Simulation, Higher Education, College Instruction, International Education, Instructional Development, Program Implementation, Case Studies, Research Reports, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Education, Educational Administration, Open Universities, Elementary School Teachers, Learning Activities, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Goal Orientation, Beliefs, Conventional Instruction, Low Income Groups, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Education, Educational Strategies, Self Efficacy, Lifelong Learning, Engineering Education, Architectural Education, Architectural Research
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa