Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Third Edition

Author: Ormond Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136215522

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 3010

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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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: 4156

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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Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition

Author: Rogers, Patricia L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661996

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2612

View: 1793

Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.
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Strategies for Sustainable Open and Distance Learning

Author: Andrea Hope,Patrick Guiton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415345262

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 7512

Adaptability and the ability to handle rapid and ongoing change are essential for successfully managing any modern educational enterprise, and open and distance learning is no exception. In an often over-looked field, this volume examines the nature of sustainability in open and distance learning using case material from a wide range of current educational contexts worldwide. The books themes include: reflection and analysis of the management of change collaboration staff development quality assurance and funding in an increasingly globalized environment. This book also reassesses the core processes involved in course development, delivery, and student support, in a world that is both linked and divided by access to the latest technologies. In a rapidly changing world, this book shows how the path from policy to sustainable practice is rarely easy. However, through consistent attention and commitment to meeting the needs of learners, sustainability can be achieved.
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Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning

Author: Tynan, B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466642068

Category: Education

Page: 513

View: 8780

In a contemporary media-rich society, distance education is becoming increasingly indistinguishable from mainstream traditional methods. Contemporary students, too, have greater need than ever before for education that caters to their specific needs and hectic schedules. Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning investigates the impact of the digital age on various methods of distance education, such as e-learning, virtual learning, online learning, and m-learning. Researchers, educators, and students currently engaged in or looking to implement distance education principles in their own practices will find a seminal reference collection exploring new methods of offering flexibility, accessibility, and freedom to students with a variety of educational backgrounds, situations, and needs.
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Blended Learning and Online Tutoring

Planning Learner Support and Activity Design

Author: Dr Janet MacDonald

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485552

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 1987

Blended learning provides the flexibility to accommodate the varied requirements of pedagogies, disciplines and levels of course, together with the needs of a wide variety of learners. However, anyone concerned with the integration of online tutoring to support students appropriately may need to reassess current practice. This book adopts a pragmatic and common-sense approach to blended learning by situating the use of online media within a well-grounded teaching and learning strategy. It provides practical ideas for the successful implementation of blended strategies, including good practice in both asynchronous and synchronous tutoring, appropriate assessment design for developing successful blended learners, and innovative approaches to professional development for distance tutors. It is illustrated with a wide variety of examples and comments from students and practitioners in both distance and campus-based environments in 13 different countries. Since the first edition was published in 2006, there has been great interest in Web 2.0 technologies and their potential for use in an educational environment. This second edition has therefore incorporated many new examples of good practice, making use of a combination of tried and tested tools as well as blogs and wikis for supporting students. There has also been a recent rise in the use of activity-based learning and interest in its potential for supporting students in distance and online environments. The new edition incorporates many new exemplars of learning activity design in Part Three, to illustrate approaches to the development of critical, independent learners.
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Flexible Learning in an Information Society

Author: Badrul Huda Khan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599043254

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 3947

"This book 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;a systematic understanding of these factors creates successful flexible learning environments"--Provided by publisher.
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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: 3169

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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The Design and Production of Self-instructional Materials

Author: Fred Lockwood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749414559

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 2154

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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Learning & Teaching with Technology

Principles and Practices

Author: Som Naidu

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415346108

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 8155

Exploring the creative opportunities opened up by ICT in the modern classroom, this text presents an authoritative survey of ICT's impact upon core teaching functions, and draws from the experiences of leading practitioners in the field.
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Handbook of Research on Technology-Centric Strategies for Higher Education Administration

Author: Tripathi, Purnendu,Mukerji, Siran

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522525491

Category: Education

Page: 501

View: 2862

Although the advancement of educational technologies is often discussed in a teaching capacity, the administration aspect of this research area is often overlooked. Studying the impact technology has on education administration not only allows us to become familiar with the most current trends and techniques in this area, but also allows us to discover the best way forward in all aspects of education. The Handbook of Research on Technology-Centric Strategies for Higher Education Administration is a pivotal resource covering the latest scholarly information on the application of digital media among aspects of tertiary education administration such as policy, governance, marketing, leadership, and development. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives including virtual training, blogging, and e-learning, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, researchers, and educators seeking current research on administrative-based technology applications within higher education.
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How to Manage Your Distance and Open Learning Course

Author: Lucinda Becker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230801919

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6123

This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments. The guidance is always practical and the tone is positive.
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Hybrid Learning

The Perils and Promise of Blending Online and Face-to-face Instruction in Higher Education

Author: Jason Allen Snart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313381577

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 7515

The Perils and Promise of Blending Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Higher Education Jason Allen Snart Hybrid learning could be the new century's educational game changer. Combining online with face-to-face instruction, hybrid learning promises a best-of-both-worlds solution to higher education's acute problems of student retention, success, and engagement. Yet, in the absence of adequate faculty care and institutional support, hybrid learning can aggravate the very problems it is meant to address. --
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Vocational Education and Training through Open and Distance Learning

World review of distance education and open learning

Author: Louise Moran,Greville Rumble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134283040

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6922

Conventional apprenticeships and older methods of professional training are not providing enough skilled workers - governments, companies and colleges are now using open and distance learning to fill these gaps. Published in association with the Commonwealth of Learning, this unique review provides detailed analysis of worldwide experiences of vocational training and distance education. It looks at recent policy and practice at different levels - from transnational programmes and national policies to institutional and programme models. Offering guidance on how distance education and new technologies are being used to support vocational education and training, this book will help senior institutional managers and policy makers to understand and appreciate: * the role distance education can play in increasing skills levels in young people and the existing workforce * the challenges in using educational technologies, and distance education to deliver vocational education and training * how to devise effective policies to meet these challenges.
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Managing E-learning

Design, Delivery, Implementation, and Evaluation

Author: Badrul Huda Khan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 159140634X

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 849

"This book provides readers with a broad understanding of the emerging field of e-learning and also advises readers on the issues that are critical to the success of a meaningful e-learning environment"--Provided by publisher.
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Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers

Achieving Education for All

Author: Sir John Daniel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135163324

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4038

Education for All (EFA) has been a top priority for governments and intergovernmental development agencies for the last twenty years. So far the global EFA movement has placed its principal focus on providing quality universal primary education (UPE) for all children by 2015. The latest addition to The Open and Flexible Learning series, this book addresses the new challenges created by both the successes and the failures of the UPE campaign. This book advocates new approaches for providing access to secondary education for today’s rapidly growing population of children and young adults and examines: the creation and expansion of Mega-Schools, which combine distance learning and community support and have a proven track record of increasing access at scale how to prepare the ten-million new teachers that are required to achieve Education for All by 2015 by focusing on classroom-based in-service training strategies for using technology to scale up distance education cost-effectively the creation of a twenty-first century educational ecosystem that integrates open schooling and teacher education with communities and their school systems successful examples of open schools and teacher education programmes operating at scale around the world. Readers will be delighted to find that Sir John Daniel, bestselling Routledge author of Mega Universities and Knowledge Media, delivers another insightful and practical book on educational technology. Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers will be of interest to all who are concerned by the central educational challenge of our times: providing secondary education to tens of millions of young people around the world.
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Engineering Education 4.0

Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences

Author: Sulamith Frerich,Tobias Meisen,Anja Richert,Marcus Petermann,Sabina Jeschke,Uwe Wilkesmann,A. Erman Tekkaya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319469169

Category: Computers

Page: 967

View: 9119

This book presents a collection of results from the interdisciplinary research project “ELLI” published by researchers at RWTH Aachen University, the TU Dortmund and Ruhr-Universität Bochum between 2011 and 2016. All contributions showcase essential research results, concepts and innovative teaching methods to improve engineering education. Further, they focus on a variety of areas, including virtual and remote teaching and learning environments, student mobility, support throughout the student lifecycle, and the cultivation of interdisciplinary skills.
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Digital Technologies: Sustainable Innovations for Improving Teaching and Learning

Author: Demetrios Sampson,Dirk Ifenthaler,J. Michael Spector,Pedro Isaías

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319734172

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 3365

The aim of this volume entitled Digital Technologies: Sustainable Innovations for improving Teaching and Learning is to contribute in the global discussion on digital technologies as the means to foster sustainable educational innovations for improving the teaching, learning and assessment from K-12 to Higher Education. It compiles papers presented at the CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age) conference, which has as its goal continuing to address these challenges and promote the effective use of new tools and technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment. The book consists of four parts and showcases how emerging educational technologies and innovative practices have been used to address core global educational challenges; spanning from rethinking and transforming learning environments across educational contexts to effectively cultivating students’ competences for the digital smart society of the future. The book comprises Part I: Transforming the Learning Environment; Part II: Enriching student learning experiences; Part III: Measuring and Assessing Teaching and Learning with Educational Data Analytics; Part IV: Cultivating student competences for the digital Smart society. It targets researchers and research students, educational professional practitioners (including teachers, educators and education leaders) as well as education policy makers, who are interested in keeping up-to-date on the global development in this field.
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