Handbook of Online Learning: Innovations in Higher Education and Corporate Trainingby Kjell Erik Rudestam
The demand for academic coursework and corporate training programs using the Internet and computer-mediated communication networks increases daily. The development and implementation of these new programs requires that traditional teaching techniques and course work be significantly reworked. This Handbook consists of 20 chapters authored by experts in the field of
The demand for academic coursework and corporate training programs using the Internet and computer-mediated communication networks increases daily. The development and implementation of these new programs requires that traditional teaching techniques and course work be significantly reworked. This Handbook consists of 20 chapters authored by experts in the field of teaching in the online environment to adult students enrolled in graduate university degree programs, corporate training programs, and continuing education courses. The book is organized to first lay a conceptual and theoretical foundation for implementing any online learning program. Topics such as psychological and group dynamics, ethical issues, and curriculum design are covered in this section. Following the establishment of this essential framework are separate sections devoted to the practical issues specific to developing a program in either an academic or corporate environment. Whether building an online learning program from the ground up or making adjustments to improve the effectiveness of an existing program, this book is an invaluable resource.
"Business and Learning have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship in our culture. The pace of change, however, has created separation between these two vital elements. The "Handbook of Online Learning" showcases the latest thinking and applications in learning delivery, and offers real promise that the gap is being bridged."
"The authors of this book are all experienced distance educators who know what the issues are: How are people engaged in teaching and learning at a distance "present" to one another? How do you create a community in the class? How can a teacher deal with an obstreperous student? What are the teaching/learning environments in universities and corporations as they affect distance education? The essays in this book inhabit the border where the idea of distance education meets the reality. They give practical advice and provide examples informed by both theory and experience. "
This book provides astute, fresh insights, thoroughly explored, about what drives e-learning, and its diversity in distance education and corporate training. Every education and business leader must be thinking about the learning transformation taking place. This book is a must for every library as a collection of readings explaining best practices and blueprints for developing 21st century education and corporate training.
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Meet the Author
Kjell Erik Rudestam is Professor of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, where he served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for many years. He was previously a psychology professor at York University, Toronto, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, after receiving his Ph D in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Oregon. He is the author of Your Statistical Consultant: Answers to Your Data Analysis Questions, 2nd edition (also with Rae R. Newton), Handbook of Online Learning, 2nd edition (with Judith Schoenholtz-Read), and eight other books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals on topics including suicide, psychotherapy, and family and organizational systems. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12), a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Professional
Psychology (Clinical), a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from The Professional School of Psychology.
Judith Schoenholtz-Read, Ed.D., is a member of the Psychology Program at The Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California. In 1999, she coauthored "Group Supervision Meets Technology: A Model for Computer Mediated Group Training at a Distance" (with Dean Janoff) for the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. She is a fellow in the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association and is Secretary of Division 49 (Group Psychology and Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association. Her research interests include feminist theory and practice, group psychotherapy, non-verbal methods of psychotherapy, psychotherapy integration, and narrative research methods.
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