Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace / Edition 1

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Online education or instruction—any form of learning/teaching via a computer network, i.e. Internet, WWW, or LAN-is rapidly becoming a major mode of educational delivery used by schools, colleges, and corporations. ONLINE EDUCATION is a comprehensive introduction to and overview of learning and teaching in "cyberspace." Kearsley, an author of Wadsworth's DISTANCE EDUCATION: A SYSTEMS VIEW, provides pre-service and in-service teachers, college faculty, and staff with a formal survey of this new and growing educational paradigm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534506896
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/10/1999
  • Series: Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Kearsley is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Education at the University of New England, where he manages online programs with over 700 students and 40 faculty. He has written over 20 books and hundreds of technical articles on the topic of education and technology. He has taught and developed online courses for many institutions, including University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin, the George Washington University, Nova Southeastern University, and Walden University. He has also trained teachers and school administrators about online education, working with the North Central Regional Education Laboratory for a number of years. Dr. Kearsley has extensive experience in the training world as well, having designed online training programs for many corporations and government agencies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 1978.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. The History of Computers in Education. Seymour Papert: Liberating Young Minds. Themes that Shape Online Education. The Brave New World. 2. Scope of Online Education. Networks. Higher Education. K-12 Schools. Corporations and Government Agencies. Non-Profit Organizations. The Home. Public Spaces. Margaret Riel: Learning Circles. Conclusions. 3. Elements of Online Education. Email. Threaded Discussions. Realtime Conferencing. GroupWare. File Transfers. Application Software. Beverly Hunter: Computers as Tools. Simulations. Curriculum Development and Management. 4. Research About Online Education. Impact on Student Achievement. Evaluation of Web-based Courses. School-Level Impact. The Nature of Class Interaction. Virtual Conferences. Linda Harasim: Studying the Effects of Online Interaction. 5. Online Learning. Learning to Learn. The Social Milieu. Engagement Theory. Netiquette. Computer Literacy. Special Needs. Gender Equity. Norman Coombs: Adaptive Technology for Online Interaction. 6. Online Teaching. Interactivity and Participation. Feedback. Workload. Moderating and Facilitating. Effectiveness. Faculty Collaboration. Student Evaluation. Betty Collis: A World Perspective on Telelearning. 7. Design and Development of Online Courses. Development Methodology. Form and Function. The Team Approach. Course Documents. Integrating Online and On-Campus Activities. Authoring Courses. Course Quality. Judi Harris: Telementoring. 8. Organizations and Networking. Physical Facilities and Support Staff. Patterns of Study and Work. Power Relationships. Cooperation and Competition. Al Rogers: Linking Kids Around the World. 9. Policy. Ownership. Quality Control. Student/Faculty Workloads. Accreditation and Certification. Acceptable Use. Jason Ohler: Exploring the Electronic Frontier. 10. Education in the Information Age. Access: The Haves and Have-Nots. Technology: Good or Evil. Privacy. Cost/Benefits. Virtual Schools. Organizations that Shape Online Education. Resistance to Change. Curtis Bonk: Electronic Collaboration. 11. When the Electrons Hit the Screen. Putting Together an Online Course. Getting Connected. Finding Money and Resources. Selecting Software. Troubleshooting. What to do Next. Mariano Bernardez: Online Professional Development. 12. Future Directions. Ubiquitous Computing. Intelligent Software. Merging of Television, Telecommunications, and Computing. Virtual Environments, Speech Processing. Automated Language Translation. Knowledge Management. Paul Levinson: Information Technology Visionary. 13. Sources Of Further Information. Journals/Magazines. Conference/Workshop Proceedings. Associations. Database Report Collections. Research Centers. Networks. References. Appendix: Case Studies. Glossary. Index.

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