Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace / Edition 1

Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace / Edition 1

by Greg Kearsley
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Cengage Learning
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Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900534506895
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/10/1999
Series: Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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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