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The internet is changing the way we live and education has always played an important part in shaping our lives. It is now time for education to capitalise on the Internet's capabilities to create a new learning environment for tomorrow's students.
The Online Educator provides much needed straightforward advice on how to create a web-based education system. From Administrative planning and selecting resources to individual course development, it offers clear, novice-friendly information on the entire process of online learning. Key features include:
*clear definitions of common terms and concepts
*a practical 'how-to' approach with useful checklists
*a discussion of the issues for students and teaching staff
*links to useful websites and other resources.
Based firmly on current distance learning research, yet accessible and very readable, this book will be indispensible to anyone interested in developing online education.
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|1||Planning for online course/curriculum delivery||5|
|2||Assessing student needs and subsequent system requirements||27|
|3||Building support systems||50|
|4||Developing faculty: the changed role of online instructors||65|
|5||Designing courses and curriculum||78|
|6||Selecting Web-based tools||101|
|7||Evaluating student mastery and program effectiveness||117|
|8||Miscellaneous important details||137|