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Overview

Courses and programs being delivered at a distance require a unique set of professional competencies. Whether using synchronous or asynchronous methods of instruction, systematic instructional design can help stimulate motivation, increase interaction and social presence, and authenticate learning outcomes. Principles of adult learning, including self-directed and student-centered learning approaches are emphasized in this Advanced Methods in Distance Education: Applications and Practices for Educators, Administrators and Learners. It is designed to be theory to practice, with readers gaining the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in teaching or training using technology-mediated instruction. Major sections include: Foundations of Teaching and Learning at a Distance, Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Technology Knowledge and Skills, Administrative Issues, and Future Directions.

"This book covers theory to practice, with readers gaining the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in teaching or training using technology-mediated instruction"--Provided by publisher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591404859
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 18.40 (w) x 26.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I An introduction to designing and delivering courses and programs at a distance 1
Ch. II Critical issues for educators and trainers : developing a philosophy of education 16
Ch. III Learning theories 31
Ch. IV Adult learning principles and learner differences 56
Ch. V Engaging adult learners and fostering self-directedness 76
Ch. VI Systematic instructional design 99
Ch. VII Writing instructional objectives 118
Ch. VIII Events of instruction : gaining attention and stimulating motivation 132
Ch. IX Learner-centered assessment and facilitation techniques 146
Ch. X Delivery technology 162
Ch. XI Multimedia design 182
Ch. XII Course and program management 203
Ch. XIII Evaluating distance education programs using best practices 230
Ch. XIV Future trends 253
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