The Theory and Practice of Online Learning / Edition 2

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning / Edition 2

by Terry Anderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1897425082

ISBN-13: 9781897425084

Pub. Date: 02/01/2009

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Every chapter in the widely distributed first edition has been updated, and four new chapters on current issues such as connectivism and social software innovations have been added. Essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex, diverse, and rapidly evolving field of distance education blend scholarship and research; practical attention to the details

Overview

Every chapter in the widely distributed first edition has been updated, and four new chapters on current issues such as connectivism and social software innovations have been added. Essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex, diverse, and rapidly evolving field of distance education blend scholarship and research; practical attention to the details of teaching and learning; and mindful attention to the economics of the business of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897425084
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Athabasca University Press Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
458
Sales rank:
901,770
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition

Introduction / Terry Anderson

PART I: Role and Function of Theory in Online Education Development and Delivery

1. Foundations of Educational Theory for Online Learning / Mohamed Ally 2. Towards a Theory of Online Learning / Terry Anderson

3. Situating Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in an Online Learning Environment / Dianne Conrad

4. Understanding e-Learning Technologies-in-Practice through Philosophies-in-Practice / Heather Kanuka

PART II: Infrastructure and Support for Content Development

5. Developing an Infrastructure for Online Learning / Alan Davis, Paul Little and Brian Stewart

6. Technologies of Online Learning (E-learning) / Rory McGreal and Michael Elliott

7. Characteristics of Interactive Online Learning Media / Patrick. J. Fahy

8. "In-Your-Pocket" and "On-the-Fly:" Meeting the Needs of Today's New Generation of Online Learners with Mobile Learning Technology / Maureen Hutchison, Tony Tin, and Yang Cao

9. Social Software to Support Distance Education Learners / Terry Anderson

PART III: Design and Development of Online Courses

10. The Development of Online Courses / Dean Caplan and Rodger Graham 11. Value Added - The Editor in Design and Development of Online Courses / Jan Thiessen and Vincent Ambrock

12. Making Relevant Financial Decisions about Technology in Education / David Annand

13. The Quality Dilemma in Online Education Revisited / Nancy K. Parker

PART IV: Delivery, Quality Control, and Student Support of Online Courses

14. Teaching in an Online Learning Context / Terry Anderson

15. Call Centres in Distance Education / Alex Z. Kondra, Colleen Huber, Kerri Michalczuk, and Andrew Woudstra

16. Library Support for e-Learners: e-Resources, e-Services, and the Human Factors / Kay Johnson, Houda Trabelsi, and Elaine Fabbro

17. Supporting the Online Learner / Susan D. Moisey and Judith A. Hughes

18. Developing Team Skills and Accomplishing Team Projects Online / Deborah Hurst and Janice Thomas

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