Assessing Open and Distance Learners

Author: Chris Morgan,Meg O'Reilly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749428754

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 631

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: 4457

A practical handbook providing advice and support for those involved with open learning. It examines how to design, support and deliver open learning, from writing the material to assessing the learners.
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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: 9328

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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Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning

Author: Mason, Robin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136351914

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 3975

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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Exploring Open and Distance Learning

Author: Derek Rowntree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0749408138

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 7122

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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Flexible Learning in a Digital World

Experiences and Expectations

Author: Collis, Betty,Moonen, Jef

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113636143X

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 8371

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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Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Author: Ormond Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415509092

Category: Education

Page: 271

View: 2953

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Learning, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of student support both on and off campus. While online and distance learning are the world’s fastest growing areas of educational development, they have a fundamental weakness—their graduation rates, which can be lower than 20 percent. In this powerful new edition, Ormond Simpson builds on a rich history of research in distance and e-learning to show how retention rates can be improved through tested support methods, often at a net financial profit to the institutions involved. By comparing the evidence as well as the cost-effectiveness of various support tactics, this book describes how to promote student success and encourage skill-development from a number of different perspectives: definitions and purpose, theory and psychology, ethics, costs and benefits, activities, sources, media, proactive and reactive, assessment and feedback, staff development, writing support into course materials, research, quality assurance and institutional structures. This concise, practical guide is informal and jargon-free, yet its approach to evidence is rigorous, making it invaluable reading for all those interested in recruiting and teaching diverse students for successful online and distance learning.
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Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning

Author: Ormond Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136360034

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5789

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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Open and Flexible Learning in Vocational Education and Training

Author: Judith Calder,Ann McCollum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135365261

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 6832

This text reviews the strategies adopted in a range of behaviourist approaches to the setting and realization of standards - identifying the background from which they emerged and ways in which they might be further developed.
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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: 4388

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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Student Retention in Online, Open, and Distance Learning

Author: Ormond Simpson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749439996

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 8393

Student retention has become a key issue for all further and higher education institutions and is a major concern among those involved in online learning courses where retention rates are often even poorer than those for traditional campus-based courses. There is increasing recognition that student retention is the responsibility of the actual institutions running the courses, and that it is within their power to encourage sustained participation without compromising academic standards. In this book, Ormond Simpson provides a clear, accessible analysis of what works and at what cost. He outlines strategies for increasing retention, providing useful case studies and examples to illustrate how these strategies can change institutional policy and practice. Areas covered include: * Who drops out and why * Integration * Reclamation * 'Retentioneering' an institution * Recruitment and retention * Course design.
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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: 6326

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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Planning and Management in Distance Education

Author: Santosh Panda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135723958

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9441

Online distance education and training is being adopted throughout the world as a cost-effective, flexible answer to widening access for all. This enthusiasm has led to many initiatives and policies from governments to encourage online learning at international, national, regional and institutional levels. Also, changes in distance learning continue to take place as a result of educational discourse and innovations in ICT. Distance learning courses are therefore under pressure to reform, and successful management of external policy planning and internal change management is key to the implementation and maintenance of reforms. World-class leaders, researchers and practitioners share their experiences, research and critical reflection in this book, providing guidance on how to balance quality management with quality learning. Subjects covered include policy and planning, institutional management, management of processes, quality assurance and accreditation, and internationalization. This book will aid anyone involved in running or wanting to implement distance education to effectively manage an online learning programme.
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Objectives, Competencies and Learning Outcomes

Developing Instructional Materials in Open and Distance Learning

Author: Reginald Melton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135365547

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 5700

This text offers a perspective on issues surrounding student learning by addresssing questions of quality and learning effectiveness across a broad and diverse range of courses, student populations and contexts.
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Flexible and Distance Learning

Author: Lieve Van Langenhove

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 263

View: 970

Contains a comprehensive and detailed view regarding the recent situation in the world of actual implementations in the area of flexible and distance learning. Focuses on training and retraining initiatives through the latest technologies and telecommunication in information that is unavailable elsewhere. The first section discusses leading edge distance and flexible education, training and retraining in Western Europe. The second part deals with current implementations and developments in North America, Eastern Europe, Japan, Africa, Australia and Latin America.
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Distance and Blended Learning in Asia

Author: Colin Latchem,Insung Jung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135848637

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 941

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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Mobile Learning

A Handbook for Educators and Trainers

Author: John Traxler,Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134247559

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 2254

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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Towards More Effective Open and Distance Learning Teaching

Author: Marland, Perc (Professor, Faculty of Education, University of South Queensland, Australia)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136354999

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 412

This title examines the implications of personal, practical theories of distance learning for both distance learners and those who prepare distance learning materials. Case studies are used to reinforce and illustrate the arguments.
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