International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments / Edition 1

International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments / Edition 1

by Joel Weiss

This book explores Virtual Learning Environments, and their relationships with real life and virtual worlds. The coverage ranges across a broad spectrum of philosophical perspectives, historical, sociological, political and educational analyses, and includes case studies.

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This book explores Virtual Learning Environments, and their relationships with real life and virtual worlds. The coverage ranges across a broad spectrum of philosophical perspectives, historical, sociological, political and educational analyses, and includes case studies.

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Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
Springer International Handbooks of Education Series, #14
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6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 3.70(d)

Table of Contents

I Foundations of Virtual Learning Environments.
1 Rethinking the Virtual; N.C. Burbules. 2 A History of E-learning: Shift Happened; L. Harasim 3 Towards Philosophy of Technology in Education: Mapping the Field; M. Peters 4 A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late 20th Century; D. Haraway 5 Teaching and Transformation: Donna Haraway’s "A Manifesto for Cyborgs" and Its Influence in Computer-Supported Composition Classrooms; E. Smith and C.L. Selfe 6 The Political Economy of the Internet: Contesting Capitalism, the Spirit of Informationalism, and Virtual Learning Environments; J. Hunsinger 7 The Influence of ASCII on the Construction of Internet-Based Knowledge; J. Nolan 8 Interaction, Collusion, and the Human–Machine Interface; M. Ito, S. Arnold 9 Technological Transformation, Multiple Literacies, and the Re-visioning of Education; D. Kellner 10 Cyberpedagogy; C. Luke 11 Re-situating Constructionism; J.W. Maxwell

II Schooling, Professional Learning and Knowledge Management.
12 Realizing the Internet’s Educational Potential; J.W. Schofield 13 Virtual Schools: Reflections on Key Issues; G. Russell 14 Time, Space, and Virtuality: The Role of Virtual Learning Environments in Time and Spatial Structuring; R.S. Brown and J. Weiss 15 Motivational Perspectives on Students’ Responses to Learning in Virtual Learning Environments; M. Ainley and C. Armatas 16 User Adaptation in Supporting Exploration Tasks in Virtual Learning Environments; Kinshuk, T. Lin and A. Patel 17 Collaborative Text-Based Virtual Learning Environments; R.J. Robbins-Sponaas and J. Nolan 18 Designing Virtual Learning Environments for Academic Language Development; E. Skourtou, V. Kourtis-Kazoullis and J. Cummins 19 Inclusive E-learning; J. Treviranus and V. Roberts 20 Displacing Student–Teacher Equilibrium in Virtual Learning Environments; J. Black 21 Rural South African Teachers "Move Home" in an Online Ecology; E. Henning 22 Virtual Communities of Practice; K. Hibbert and S. Rich 23 Reluctant Internet Intellectuals: Challenging the Public and Professional Value of Research in Teacher Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs); L. Korteweg and J. Mitchell 24 On Higher Education; B. Pauling 25 Technology and Culture in Online Education: Critical Reflections on a Decade of Distance Learning; T.W. Luke 26 A Global Perspective on Political Definitions of E-learning: Commonalities and Differences in National Educational Technology Strategy Discourses; Y. Zhao, J. Lei, and P.F. Conway 27 An Overview of Virtual Learning Environments in the Asia-Pacific: Provisos, Issues, and Tensions; D. Hung, D.-T. Chen, and A.F.L. Wong 28 Global Online Education; S. McCarty, B. Ibrahim, B. Sedunov, and R. Sharma 29 Global Virtual Organizations for Online Educator Empowerment; N. Bowskill, R. Luke and S. McCarty 30 An Online Journal as a Virtual Learning Environment: The Case of the Teachers College Record; G. Natriello and M. Rennick 31 Professional Development & Knowledge Management via Virtual Spaces; N. Hara and R. Kling

III Out-Of-School Virtual Learning Environments.
32 Cemeteries, Oak Trees, and Black and White Cows: Newcomers’ Understandings of the Networked World; V.L. O’Day, M. Ito, A. Adler, C. Linde, and E.D. Mynatt 33 The eLibrary and Learning; P. Brophy 34 Beyond Museum Walls: An Exploration of the Origins and Futures of Web-Based, Museum Education Outreach; K. Sumption 35 Genealogical Education: Finding Internet-Based Educational Content for Hobbyist Genealogists; K. Veale 36 Downtime on the Net: The Rise of Virtual Leisure Industries; J. Cook 37 Education, Gaming, and Serious Play; S. De Castell and J. Jenson 38 E-learning Environments for Health Care: Advantages, Risks, and Implications; M. Murero 39 E-Democracy: Media-Liminal Space in the Era of Age Compression; M. Balnaves, L. Walsh, and B. Shoesmith 40—The Virtual Memorial as a Vehicle for Rethinking Virtual Learning Environments; M. Shepard 41 "Why don’t We Trade Places . . . ": Some Issues Relevant for the Analysis of Diasporic Web Communities as Learning Spaces; V. Nincic 42 Exploring the Production of Race Through Virtual Learning Environments; M. Altman and R. Gajjala 43 Engaging the Disney Effect: The Cultural Production of Escapism and Utopia in Media; P. P. Trifonas 44 "A Small World After All": L.M. Montgomery’s Imagined Avonlea as Virtual Landscape; B. Lefebvre 45 Slash Fiction/FanFict; R. Mazar 46 A Critical Eye for the Queer Text: Reading and Writing Slash Fiction on (the) Line; R. Bury

IV Challenges for Virtual Learning Environments.
47 Chromosoft Mirrors; J. Noon 48 Net: Geography Fieldwork Frequently Asked Questions; M. Dodge and R. Kitchin 49 Hacktivism: The How and Why of Activism for the Digital Age; M. Levesque 50 Weblogs and Collaborative Web Publishing as Learning Spaces; A.C. Halavais 51 Procedural Discourse Networks: Weblogs, Self-organizations and Successive Models for Academic Peer Review; B. Barr 52 Wikis: Collaborative Virtual Learning Environments; N. Augar, R. Raitman, and W. Zhou 53 Partying Like it’s 1999: On the Napsterization of Cultural Artifacts Via Peer-to-Peer Networks; J. Logie 54 Virtual Harlem as a Collaborative Learning Environment: A Project of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Lab; J. Sosnoski, S. Jones, B. Carter, K. Mcallister, R. Moeller, and R. Mir 55 Video-as-Data and Digital Video Manipulation Techniques for Transforming Learning Sciences Research, Education, and Other Cultural Practices; R.D. Pea 56 ePresence Interactive Media and Webforum 2001: An Accidental Case Study on the Use of Webcasting as a VLE for Early Child Development; A. Zijdemans, G. Moore, R. Baecker, and D.P. Keating 57 Networked Scholarship; B. Wellman, E. Koku and J. Hunsinger 58 Analysis of Log File Data to Understand Behavior and Learning in an Online Community; A. Bruckman 59 Reconstructing the Fables: Women on the Educational Cyberfrontier; J.S. Dwight, M. Boler, and P. Sears 60 (Inorganic) Community Design Models and the Place of (In)appropriate Technology in International Development—What if More Than "Half the World" Wants Internet Access?; J. Dicum 61 Broadband Technologies, Techno-Optimism and the "Hopeful" Citizen; M. Allen 62 The Matrix, or, the Two Sides of Perversion; S. Zizek 63 Learning by Being: Thirty Years of Cyborg Existemology; S. Mann

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