Teaching and Learning at a Distance Foundations of Distance Education

ISBN-10: 0135137764
ISBN-13: 9780135137765
Edition: 4th 2009
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List price: $74.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Michael Simonsonis a program professor at Nova Southeastern University in the Instructional Technology and Distance Education program. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Instructional Systems. He works with schools, organizations, and corporations to assist them to integrate instructional technology and distance education into teaching and training, and on the development of virtual schools. Simonson has authored four major textbooks dealing with distance education, instructional technology, instructional computing, and instructional media. Mike has over 150 scholarly publications, and in excess of 200 professional presentations dealing with distance education and instructional technology. Simonson has considerable experience working with domestic and international businesses and industries, especially on projects related to instructional technology, virtual schools, and distance education. Technology planning, distance education/virtual school policy development and effective design of online instruction are current projects. He is editor of theQuarterly Review of Distance Education,Distance LearningJournal, andProceedings of Selected Research and Development Paperspresented at the Annual Conventions of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. He has won the award for most outstanding research in the field of distance education presented by the United States Distance Learning Association. Most recently he has been an external evaluator South Dakotarsquo;sConnecting the SchoolsandDigital Dakota Networkprojects, and is a consultant for the U.S. Army Research Institute. Simonson was honorably discharged as a Captain from the United States Marine Corps (R).

Foundations
Foundations of Distance Education
Chemistry at a Distance? A True Story
Distance Education Today and Tomorrow The Effectiveness of Distance Education - In Case You Wonder
What is Distance Education? Facts About Distance Education
Media in Education: Earlier Debates
Status of Distance Education
Telemedicine
Characteristics of Distance Education: Two Visions
Definitions, History, and Theories of Distance Education
Defining Distance Education
Emerging Definitions
A Brief History of Distance Education
Theory and Distance Education
Research and Distance Education
The Focus of Distance Education Research
Learning Outcomes
Learner Perceptions
Learner Attributes
Interaction
Barriers to Distance Education
Distance Education Technology
Myths Regarding Distance Education Research
Technologies for Distance Education
A True Story
A Model of Communication
The Cone of Experience
A Taxonomy of Distance Education Technologies
Distance Education Classrooms
TEaching and Learning at a Distance
Instructional Design for Distance Education "Signal Fires"?
Why Plan for Teaching at a Distance?
Principles of Instructional Design Systems
Issues to Address in the Planning Process
Other Issues to Be Considered
Models for Designing World Wide Web Courses
Best Practices in Course Design for Distance Education
Recommendations for Distance Delivered Instruction - The Unit-Module-Topic Model
The Student and Distance Education
An Emphasis on the Student
Traits of the Distant Learner
Attitude Factors
Experience Issues
Elements for Success
Learner Responsibilities
Sixty Frequently Asked Student Questions About Distance Education
Teaching and Distance Education
uality Instruction at a Distance: Coal Slurry Ponds
eaching the Distant Learner
olicy Issues Related to Teaching at a Distance
Handouts, Study Guides, and Visuals
Printed Media
Distance Education Syllabus
The Interactive Study Guide
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