ERIC Number: ED508848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Flexible Learning in an Information Society
Khan, Badrul, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
Flexible Learning in an Information Society uses a flexible learning framework to explain the best ways of creating a meaningful learning environment. This framework consists of eight factors--institutional, management, technological, pedagogical, ethical, interface design, resource support, and evaluation--and a systematic understanding of these factors can create successful flexible learning environments. Gathering the knowledge of leading researchers from around the world, Flexible Learning in an Information Society presents a broad understanding of the emerging field of flexible learning and provides guidance in creating these environments. Chapters of this book include: (1) Flexible Learning in an Open and Distributed Environment; (2) Modes of Openness and Flexibility in Cognitive Flexibility Hypertext Learning Environments; (3) Authentic Learning on the Web; (4) Designing Community Learning in Web-Based Environments; (5) Intercultural Collaborative Project-Based Learning in Online Environments; (6) We'll Leave the Light on for You; (7) Humanizing Learning-at-Distance; (8) Storytelling as a Web-Based Workplace Learning Pedagogy; (9) Use of Virtual Exhibits for Promoting Science Learning on the Webs of Science Centers; (10) Flexible Online Learning--Onsite!; (11) Asynchronous Content Design for Flexible Learning; (12) Online Faculty Proficiency and Peer Coaching; (13) What Do They Learn?; (14) Mobile Learning Technologies; (15) Strategies for Sharing the TeMoTe; (16) Integrating Multimedia Cues in E-Learning Documents for Enhanced Learning; (17) Interface Design for Web Learning; (18) Improving the Usability of Distance Learning Through Template Modification; (19) Management of the Learning Space; (20) Ethical Issues in Web-Based Learning; (21) Moving Toward the Implementation of Contextualized Educational Technology; (22) Evaluation Strategies for Open and Distributed Learning Environments; (23) Components of Effective Evaluation in Online Learning Environments; (24) Flexible Assessment; (25) Toward a Comprehensive Model of E-Learning Evaluation; (26) Evaluating Flexible Learning in Terms of Course Quality; (27) Assessing Online Collaborative Learning; (28) Evaluating the Flexibility of Learning Processes in E-Learning Environments; (29) Obstacles Encountered by Learners, Instructors, Technical Support, and Librarians; and (30) A Program Satisfaction Survey Instrument for Online Students.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learning, Satisfaction, Student Surveys, Barriers, Electronic Learning, Evaluation Methods, Educational Quality, Cooperative Learning, Models, Educational Technology, Ethics, Web Based Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Multimedia Instruction, Cues, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Competencies, Asynchronous Communication, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Exhibits, Computer Simulation, Story Telling, Distance Education, Student Motivation, Intercultural Programs, Active Learning, Student Projects, Community Education, Hypermedia
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