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Online Education Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace

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ISBN-10: 0534506895

ISBN-13: 9780534506896

Edition: 2000

Authors: Greg Kearsley

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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.
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Book details

List price: $226.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The History of Computers in Education
Seymour Papert: Liberating Young Minds
Themes That Shape Online Education
Collaboration
Connectivity
Student-Centeredness
Unboundedness
Community
Exploration
Shared Knowledge
Multisensory Experience
Authenticity
The Brave New World
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Scope of Online Education
Networks
Higher Education
K-12 Schools
Corporations and Government Agencies
Nonprofit Organizations
The Home
Public Spaces
Margaret Riel: Learning Circles
Conclusion
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Elements of Online Education
Email
Threaded Discussions
Real-time Conferencing
MUDs/MOOs
Desktop Video
Audiographics
Groupware
File Transfers
Application Software
Simulations
Beverly Hunter: Computers as Tools
Curriculum Development and Management
Conclusion
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Research about Online Education
Impact on Student Achievement
Evaluation of Web-based Courses
School-level Impact
The Nature of Class Interaction
Virtual Conferences
Learning Communities
Linda Harasim: Studying the Effects of Online Interaction
Conclusion
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Online Learning
Learning to Learn
The Social Milieu
Engagement Theory
Netiquette
Computer Literacy
Special Needs
Gender Equity
Norman Coombs: Adaptive Technology for Online Communication
Conclusion
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Online Teaching
Interactivity and Participation
Feedback
Workload
Moderating and Facilitating
Effectiveness
Faculty Collaboration
Student Evaluation
Betty Collis: A World Perspective on TeleLearning
Conclusion
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
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
Conclusion
Judi Harris: Telementoring
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Organizations and Networking
Physical Facilities and Support Staff
Patterns of Study and Work
Power Relationships
Centralization/Decentralization
Cooperation and Competition
Al Rogers: Linking Kids Around the World
Conclusion
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Policy
Ownership
Quality Control
Student/Faculty Workloads
Accreditation and Certification
Acceptable Use
Jason Ohler: Exploring the Electronic Frontier
Conclusion
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Education in the Information Age
Access: The Haves and Have-nots
Technology: Good or Evil?
Privacy
Quality of Online Information
Costs and Benefits
Virtual Schools
Organizations That Shape Online Education
Resistance to Change
Conclusion
Curtis Bonk: Electronic Collaboration
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
When the Electrons Hit the Screen
Putting Together an Online Course
Getting Connected
Finding Money and Resources
Selecting Software
Troubleshooting
Conclusion
Mariano Bernardez: Online Professional Development
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Future Directions
Ubiquitous Computing
Intelligent Software
Merging of Television, Telecommunications, and Computing
Virtual Environments
Speech Processing
Automated Language Translation
Knowledge Management
Conclusion
Paul Levinson: Information Technology Visionary
Key Ideas
Questions for Further Reflection
Sources of Further Information
Journals/Magazines
Conference/Workshop Proceedings
Associations
Collections/Archives
Research Centers
Networks
Case Studies
Maricopa Community Colleges
Boulder Valley School District
The Cyber Travel Specialist
Motorola University
Tech Corps
Chemistry: The Central Science
The Cisco Network Academy
Moneyopolis