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ERIC Number: ED508848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 354
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5990-4325-4ISBN-978-1-5990-4325-8
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.
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Language: English
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