e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education

e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education

by Frank Rennie, Tara Morrison

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Overview

Digital resources—from games to blogs to social networking—are strong forces in education today, but how can those tools be effectively utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Filled with practical advice, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of online learning tools and offers strategies for using these resources in course design, highlighting some of the most relevant and challenging topics in e-learning today, including:

• using social networking for educational purposes
• designing for a distributed environment
• strengths and weaknesses of delivering content in various formats (text, audio, and video)
• potential constraints on course design
• implementation, evaluation, induction, and training

Illustrated by short, descriptive case studies, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition also directs the reader to useful resources that will enhance their course design. This helpful guide will be invaluable to all those involved in the design and delivery of online learning in higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415503761
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Frank Rennie is Professor of Sustainable Rural Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

Tara Morrison is a Lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Chapter One: Social Networking as an Educational Tool Chapter Two: Designing for a Distributed Environment Chapter Three: Selecting the Media Palette Chapter Four: The Tools in Practice Chapter Five: Constraints on Course Design Chapter Six: Postscript References

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From the Publisher

''It was refreshing to come across a book that focussed on cutting edge education.... This book has been well considered and has been set out in such a way as to be used either as a foundation in social technology and e learning or as a working tool"
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CPD Update

" This is a carefully crafted book that lucidly fulfills its major stated goal of reviewing the key issues of social networking as an educational technique" - The HEA Physical Sciences Centre 'Reviews'

"To me the book serves it purpose as a great resource for those involved in the social construction of knowledge.... It deserves to be consulted by course designers at any stage of planning, producing, offering and evaluating the courses in a distributed learning environment" - BJET

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