Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning

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As education continues to integrate technological advancements into learning and instruction, a resource dedicated to the latest findings and implications becomes necessary. The Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning: Issues and Trends provides academicians, researchers, and practitioners with a comprehensive view of the historical, conceptual, theoretical, and practical perspectives of conventional e-learning and innovative e-learning 2.0. Presenting cutting-edge research, case studies, best practices, and pedagogical approaches and strategies, this defining reference source incorporates the latest and most discussed Web 2.0 technologies in educational learning and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605667881
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 10/31/2009
  • Pages: 604
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Computer-Mediated Learning: What Have We Experienced and Where Do We Go Next? 1

Ch. 2 From Web to Web 2.0 and E-Learning 2.0 19

Ch. 3 E-Learning 2.0: Web 2.0, the Semantic Web and the Power of Collective Intelligence 38

Ch. 4 The Key Elements of Online Learning Communities 61

Ch. 5 Generational Learners & E-Learning Technologies 76

Ch. 6 The Digital Generation and Web 2.0: E-Learning Concern or Media Myth? 93

Ch. 7 Adult Learners, E-Learning, and Success: Critical Issues and Challenges in an Adult Hybrid Distance Learning Program 116

Ch. 8 Online Interaction Styles: Adapting to Active Interaction Styles 138

Ch. 9 Strategies for Providing Formative Feedback to Maximize Learner Satisfaction and Online Learning 150

Ch. 10 Exploring Ideas and Possibilities of Second Life as an Advanced E-learning Environment 165

Ch. 11 When Virtual Communities Click: Transforming Teacher Practice, Transforming Teachers 182

Ch. 12 Could Web 2.0 Technologies Support Knowledge Management in Organizations? 197

Ch. 13 E-Learning Design for the Information Workplace 211

Ch. 14 The Impact of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to the Greek Educational Community 222

Ch. 15 Faculty Use and Perceptions of Web 2.0 in Higher Education 241

Ch. 16 Librarian as Collaborator: Bringing E-Learning 2.0 into the Classroom by Way of the Library 260

Ch. 17 Implementing E-Learning in University 2.0: Are Universities Ready for the Digital Age? 278

Ch. 18 New Literacies in New Times: A Multimodal Approach to Literacy Learning 294

Ch. 19 Transforming Continuing Healthcare Education with E-Learning 2.0 308

Ch. 20 Mode Neutral: The Pedagogy thatBridges Web 2.0 and e-Learning 2.0 329

Ch. 21 Dispatches from the Graduate Classroom: Bringing Theory and Practice to E-Learning 351

Ch. 22 Student-Centered Teaching with Constructionist Technology Tools: Preparing 21st Century Teachers 367

Ch. 23 Challenges for Teacher Education in the Learning Society: Case Studies of Promising Practice 385

Ch. 24 From Memorable to Transformative E-Learning Experiences: Theory and Practice of Experience Design 402

Ch. 25 Authentic Learning in Second Life: A Constructivist Model in Course Design 422

Ch. 26 Student Perceptions and Pedagogical Applications of E-Learning Tools in Online Course 440

Ch. 27 Using Blogfolios to Enhance Interaction in E-Learning Courses 455

Ch. 28 Multi-Tier Knowledge-Based System Accessing Learning Object Repository Using Fuzzy XML 471

Ch. 29 Finding Information: Factors that Improve Online Experiences 493

Compilation of References 507

Index 570

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