Assessing Open and Distance Learners

Author: Chris Morgan,Meg O'Reilly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749428754

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Most works on assessment assume a face-to-face teaching context. The few that don't, assume that assessment issues are largely generic and equally applicable in face-to-face, open or distance contexts. Unfortunately, reality is far removed from this generalized viewpoint and, as the authors of this book point out, once assessment is considered from the open or distance learner's perspective it becomes very apparent that new approaches to assessment have to be developed. Written by practitioners in ODL for other practitioners, this is neither a book that preaches nor one that takes the abstract high ground. Offering concrete advice and evidence, it will help readers both to reflect upon their personal approaches to assessment and to adapt their techniques in order to benefit learners.
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500 Tips for Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749424107

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 6483

With diminishing resources combined with greater numbers of students in higher and further education, hard-pressed teaching staff are increasingly turning to open and flexible learning to deliver selected parts of the curriculum. Desktop publishing allows rapid production of open learning materials but there is nothing that provides practical, immediate and accessible help to the wide range of people involved in designing, supporting and delivering open learning. This book aims to fill that gap and will help people involved in designing, supporting and delivering open learning.
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Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Mason, Robin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136351914

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 790

An introduction to three types of interactive media - computer conferencing, audiographics and video conferencing - which explains how each type can be used in the open learning environment. It describes attributes and limitations, analyzing appropriate applications through case studies.
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Flexible Learning in a Digital World

Experiences and Expectations

Author: Betty Collis,Jef Moonen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749433710

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 7110

Betty Collis and Jef Moonen present a series of proven and practical guidelines, based on their balanced experience of using technology in education. Together, these give readers an overview of how technological applications in education can be developed and harnessed.
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Innovation in Open and Distance Learning

Successful Development of Online and Web-based Learning

Author: Gooley, Anne (Chief Executive, The Queensland Open Learning Network, Australia),Fred Lockwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136362274

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 2234

This volume draws together experiences in the application of technology to distributed learning. It offers an appraisal of the strategies and processes for managing change in open and distance learning and presents a progressive vision for all those involved in this widespread discipline.
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The Virtual University

The Internet and Resource-based Learning

Author: Steve Ryan,Bernard Scott,Howard Freeman,Daxa Patel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135368414

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 3262

A discussion of the increased accessibility to the Internet and how this has lead to a variety of resources being used for learning. Case studies and examples show the benefits of using the Internet as part of resource-based learning.
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Mobile Learning

A Handbook for Educators and Trainers

Author: John Traxler,Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134247559

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 8900

Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects from around the world, this book considers: the fundamentals of mobile technologies and devices the educational foundations of modern networked learning the issues that underpin mobile learning and make it accessible for all users the challenges of making mobile learning a substantial and sustainable component in colleges, universities and corporations implications and issues for the future. Mobile Learning provides useful, authoritative and comprehensive guidance for professionals in higher and further education and trainers in the business sector who want to find out about the opportunities offered by new technologies to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning and training.
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Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning

Author: Ormond Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136360034

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9876

This new addition to the respected Open and Distance Learning Series is an up-to-the-minute guide for educators wanting to come to terms with their support role in open and distance learning. Covering all aspects of student support from tuition and counselling through to the broad range of delivery methods available, the book offers practical solutions that are set within a sound theoretical framework.
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Exploring Open and Distance Learning

Author: Derek Rowntree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0749408138

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 5864

This study identifies eight areas essential to the understanding of open and distance learning. Each area is explored with case studies and a range of applications in higher education and training. Activities for readers and points for reflection are highlighted in each chapter.
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Open & Distance Learning

Case Studies from Industry and Education

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749429348

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 4844

This contributed volume reviews the lessons that may be learned from trying to integrate distance learning strategies with face-to-face teaching methods. It contains practical examples from education, commerce and industry.
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500 Tips for Open and Online Learning

Author: Philip Race

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415342775

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 6313

This practical text will be an invaluable resource, providing immediate and accessible help to the increasing number of people now under pressure to design, support and deliver open learning programmes.
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Reforming Open and Distance Education

Critical Reflections from Practice

Author: Terry Evans,Daryl Nation

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749408220

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 2799

This volume contains a collection of critical reflections by teachers and administrators in open and distance education. They highlight educational problems and issues of a more general nature caused by the increased use of distance education within conventional higher education institutions.
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The Design and Production of Self-instructional Materials

Author: Fred Lockwood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749414559

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 910

Topics covered include: distinctive features of self-instructional material; differences between textbooks and self instructional materials; differences between open, distance and flexible learning, resources and constraints; target audience, alternative methods of material production; assembling a course proposal; advance organizers; student learning activities and learner workload and readability.
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Managing Open Systems

Author: Freeman, Richard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135363374

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 9696

The author of this text concentrates on the management and support systems needed in open and distance learning, to help the reader decide whether an open learning system is appropriate for their given situation.
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Distance and Blended Learning in Asia

Author: Colin Latchem,Insung Jung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135848637

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 2590

Distance and Blended Learning in Asia is a unique and comprehensive overview of open, distance learning (ODL) and information and communication technology (ICT) in Asian education and training. Broad in coverage, this book critically examines ODL and ICT experiences from Japan to Turkey and from Sri Lanka to Mongolia – drawing conclusions from the successes and failures, and recommending ways in which planning, management and practice may be developed for the world’s largest concentration of adult open and distance learners. This pioneering book draws on Asian theory, research and practice to identify the strengths, weaknesses and challenges in all sectors of Asian education and training. It critically and insightfully discusses the ideas, skills and practices that are necessary to advance knowledge in leadership and management, professional development, innovation and quality assurance and research and diffusion. Distance and Blended Learning in Asia provides an insightful, informative and critical review of ODL / ICT developments in schools, open schooling, colleges, universities, workplace training, professional development and non-formal adult and community education. The book is an invaluable reference for ODL / ICT professionals, educators and students anywhere in the world, and is essential reading for all of those involved in ODL / ICT in Asia.
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Assessment Strategies for Online Learning

Engagement and Authenticity

Author: Dianne Conrad,Jason Openo

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1771992328

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 9171

Assessment has provided educational institutions with information about student learning outcomes and the quality of education for many decades. But has it informed practice and been fully incorporated into the learning cycle? Conrad and Openo argue that the potential inherent in many of the new learning environments being explored by educators and students has not been fully realized. In this investigation of a variety of assessment methods and learning approaches, the authors aim to discover the tools that engage learners and authentically evaluate education. They insist that moving to new learning environments, specifically those online and at a distance, afford opportunities for educators to adopt only the best practices of traditional face-to-face assessment while exploring evaluation tools made available by a digital learning environment in the hopes of arriving at methods that capture the widest set of learner skills and attributes.
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Learning and Teaching with Technology

Principles and Practices

Author: Som Naidu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113572556X

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 2651

Increased use of electronic libraries, multimedia courseware and computer-mediated communication is giving rise to an entirely new educational experience, prompting educators to assess the potential for improved and enriched learning and teaching models. This new book explores the creative opportunities offered by ICT, and provides an authoritative, rigorous survey of the ways in which ICT is currently transforming core teaching functions, including: *subject matter representation *activating learning and the engagement of students *supporting interaction and socialization *assessing learning outcomes *providing feedback to students. Written by leading experts in the field, this text draws on the experiences of practitioners at the forefront of ICT developments, making this essential reading for all educational professionals who recognize the new opportunities afforded by this changed environment. Suitable for those who are open and flexible learning specialists, educational technologists or educational developers in either a conventional or an e-learning environment.
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Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning

World review of distance education and open learning

Author: Bernadette Robinson,Colin Latchem

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134202059

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9448

How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and developed countries. It has the potential to strengthen and expand the teaching profession of the twenty-first century and to help achieve the target of education for all by 2015. Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning examines the case for using open and distance learning and ICT to train our educators. It describes and analyses the ways in which these methods and technologies are used for: *initial teacher training and continuing professional development *training principals and school managers *training those who provide non-formal adult and community education *communities of practice and sharing of knowledge and ideas within the teaching profession It also discusses the policy-making, management, technology, costing, evaluation and quality assurance aspects of this work. The contributors are outstanding practitioners in the field. The first review in over a decade, Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning draws on wide-ranging and international experience to summarise the strengths and weaknesses of new approaches to the education of teachers. It offers invaluable guidance to policymakers, planners, headteachers and teachers.
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