Handbook Of Distance Learning For Real-Time And Asynchronous Information Technology Education

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Overview

In information technology, unlike many other fields, the need to support the unique perspective of technologically advanced students and deliver technology-rich content presents unique challenges. Today's IT students need the ability to interact with their instructor in near-real time, interact with their peers and project team members, and access and manipulate technology tools in the pursuit of their educational objectives.

The Handbook of Distance Learning for Real-Time and Asynchronous Information Technology Education delves deep into the construct of real-time, asynchronous education through information technology, pooling experiences from seasoned researchers and educators to detail their past successes and failures, discussing their techniques, hardships, and triumphs in the search for innovative and effective distance learning education for IT programs. This Premier Reference Source answers the increasing demand for a fundamental, decisive source on this cutting-edge issue facing all institutions, covering topics such as asynchronous communication, real-time instruction, multimedia content, content delivery, and distance education technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599049649
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 5/31/2008
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Learning Environments

Ch. I E-Learning Classifications: Differences and Similarities Solomon Negash Negash, Solomon Marlene V. Wilcox Wilcox, Marlene V. 1

Ch. II Blending Interactive Videoconferencing and Asynchronous Learning in Adult Education: Towards a Constructivism Pedagogical Approach - A Case Study at the University of Crete (E.DIA.M.ME.) A1 Panagiotes S. Anastasiades 24

Ch. III Teaching IT Through Learning Communities in a 3D Immersive World: The Involution of Online Instruction Richard E. Riedl Riedl, Richard E. Regis Gilman Gilman, Regis John H. Tashner Tashner, John H. Stephen C. Bronack Bronack, Stephen C. Amy Cheney Cheney, Amy Robert Sanders Sanders, Robert Roma Angel Angel, Roma 65

Ch. IV Online Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Software Training Through the Behavioral Modeling Approach: A Longitudinal Field Experiment Charlie C. Chen Chen, Charlie C. R. S. Shaw Shaw, R. S. 83

Sect. II Effectiveness and Motivation

Ch. V A Framework for Distance Education Effectiveness: An Illustration Using a Business Statistics Course Murali Shanker Shanker, Murali Michael Y. Hu Hu, Michael Y. 99

Ch. VI Differentiating Instruction to Meet the Needs of Online Learners Silvia Braidic Braidic, Silvia 114

Ch. VII Exploring Student Motivations for IP Teleconferencing in Distance Education Thomas F. Stafford Stafford, Thomas F. Keith Lindsey Lindsey, Keith 133

Sect. III Interaction and Collaboration

Ch. VIII Collaborative Technology: Improving Team Cooperation and Awareness in Distance Learning for IT Education Levent Yilmaz Yilmaz, Levent 157

Ch. IX Chatting to Learn: A Case Study on Student Experiences of Online Moderated SynchronousDiscussions in Virtual Tutorials Lim Hwee Ling Ling, Lim Hwee Fay Sudweeks Sudweeks, Fay 170

Ch. X What Factors Promote Sustained Online Discussions and Collaborative Learning in a Web-Based Course? Xinchun Wang Wang, Xinchun 192

Ch. XI Achieving a Working Balance Between Technology and Personal Contact within a Classroom Environment Stephen Springer Springer, Stephen 212

Sect. IV Course design and Classroom Teaching

Ch. XII On the Design and Application of an Online Web Course for Distance Learning Y. J. Zhang Zhang, Y. J. 228

Ch. XIII Teaching Information Security in a Hybrid Distance Learning Setting Michael E. Whitman Whitman, Michael E. Herbert J. Mattord Mattord, Herbert J. 239

Ch. XIV A Hybrid and Novel Approach to Teaching Computer Programming in MIS Curriculum Albert D. Ritzhaupt Ritzhaupt, Albert D. T. Grandon Gill Gill, T. Grandon 259

Ch. XV Delivering Online Asynchronous IT Courses to High School Students: Challenges and Lessons Learned Amy B. Woszczynski Woszczynski, Amy B. 282

Sect. V Economic Analysis and Adoption

Ch. XVI Motivators and Inhibitors of Distance Learning Courses Adoption: The Case of Spanish Students Carla Ruiz Mafe Mafe, Carla Ruiz Silvia Sanz Blas Blas, Silvia Sanz Jose Tronch Garcia de los Rios Rios, Jose Tronch Garcia de los 296

Ch. XVII ICT Impact on Knowledge Industries: The Case of E-Learning at Universities Morten Falch Falch, Morten Hanne Westh Nicolajsen Nicolajsen, Hanne Westh 317

Ch. XVIII Economies of Scale in Distance Learning Sudhanva V. Char Char, Sudhanva V. 332

Compilation of References 346

About the Contributors 373

Index 379

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