Distance Education: A Systems View / Edition 2

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Overview

The most comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject, DISTANCE EDUCATION, SECOND EDITION retains its emphasis on a systems approach in the organization and selection of material. The authors apply their long and broad experience to the task of selecting from, and clarifying, information on the theory, research, and practice of distance education, including how to design and teach courses, the technologies employed, characteristics of learners, organizational structures, and policy perspectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534506889
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/12/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael G. Moore is Professor of Education in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems at the Pennsylvania State University. He served as Director of the American Center for the Study of Distance Education from 1986 to 2002, and as Editor of The American Journal of Education from 1986 to the present time. He has worked at the British Open University and the World Bank and continues as a consultant to the World Bank, UNESCO, and IMF as well as several national governments, universities, and corporations. Moore served a four-year term as Vice-President of the International Council for Distance Education, and was a founding member of the Board of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). He was inducted into the USDLA's Hall of Fame in 2002.

Greg Kearsley received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Alberta in 1978 and has written many books and articles about technology and education such as Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace. His most recent book project is Online Learning: Personal Reflections on the Transformation of Education. He is currently an independent consultant specializing in online education. He has designed online courses for NCREL, Walden Institute and the MEPP program at the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at many universities including the University of Maryland, Nova Southeastern University and the George Washington University; was the Chief Executive Officer of Park Row Inc., a software publishing company in San Diego; chief scientist of Courseware Incorporated, a training development firm based in San Diego; and a senior scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Alexandria, VA.

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Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts. 2. The Historical Context. 3. The Scope of Distance Education. 4. Technologies and Media. 5. Course Design and Development. 6. Teaching and the Roles of the Instructor. 7. The Distance Education Student. 8. Management, Administration, and Policy. 9. The Theory and Scholarship of Distance Education. 10. Research and Studies of Effectiveness. 11. The Global Span of Distance Education. 12. Distance Education Is about Change. Appendix: Sources of Further Information / Glossary / References / Index.

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