Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Teaching and learning at a distance: Foundations of distance education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Simpson, O. (2002). Supporting students in open and distance learning, 2nd Edition. London: Kogan Page.

Author: Anna DiStefano

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265230

Category: Education

Page: 576

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In today's fast-paced world, with multiple demands on time and resources as well as pressures for career advancement and productivity, self-directed learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative in continuing education. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. Written for a wide audience in the distance and continuing education field, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for deans and administrators at universities and colleges, reference librarians in academic and public institutions, HR officials involved with continuing education/training programs in corporate settings, and those involved in the academic disciplines of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, and Library Science. Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution. The Fielding Graduate Institute is well known for offering mid-career professionals opportunities for self-directed, mentored study with the flexibility of time and location that enables students to maintain commitments to family, work, and community. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning includes over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area, giving the reader comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract. Topics Covered Administrative Processes Policy, Finance and Governance Social and Cultural Perspectives Student and Faculty Issues Teaching and Learning Processes and Technologies Technical Tools and Supports Key Features A-to-Z organization plus Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas Over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area Comprehensive index and cross-references between entries add to the encyclopedia's ease of use Annotated listings for additional resources, including distance learning programs, print and non-print resources, and conferences
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

The 'Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning' defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings graduate coursework and in similar learning ...

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ISBN: 1412950597

Category: Adult learning

Page: 549

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The 'Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning' defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings graduate coursework and in similar learning environments.
Categories: Adult learning

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning

Author: Gary A. Berg

Publisher: Information Science Reference

ISBN: 1591405556

Category: Education

Page: 2112

View: 710

"This encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning. More than 450 international contributors from over 50 countries"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution.

Author: Anna DiStefano

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0761924515

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 848

In today's fast-paced world, with multiple demands on time and resources as well as pressures for career advancement and productivity, self-directed learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative in continuing education. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. Written for a wide audience in the distance and continuing education field, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for deans and administrators at universities and colleges, reference librarians in academic and public institutions, HR officials involved with continuing education/training programs in corporate settings, and those involved in the academic disciplines of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, and Library Science. Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution. The Fielding Graduate Institute is well known for offering mid-career professionals opportunities for self-directed, mentored study with the flexibility of time and location that enables students to maintain commitments to family, work, and community. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning includes over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area, giving the reader comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract. Topics Covered Administrative Processes Policy, Finance and Governance Social and Cultural Perspectives Student and Faculty Issues Teaching and Learning Processes and Technologies Technical Tools and Supports Key Features A-to-Z organization plus Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas Over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area Comprehensive index and cross-references between entries add to the encyclopedia's ease of use Annotated listings for additional resources, including distance learning programs, print and non-print resources, and conferences
Categories: Education

Evaluation in Distance Education and E Learning

Evaluation in Distance Education and E Learning

Webcasting: using technology to simultaneously broadcast live video and/or audio via the Internet to multiple computers (South Central Regional Library Council Distance Learning Glossary, 2002). Wikipedia: a free, online encyclopedia ...

Author: Valerie Ruhe

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237953

Category: Education

Page: 306

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With the rapid proliferation of distance education and e-learning courses, the need is growing for a comprehensive, professional approach to evaluating their effectiveness. This indispensable book offers a road map to guide evaluation practice in these innovative learning environments. Providing practical, step-by-step guidelines and tools for conducting evaluation studies—including how to deal with stakeholders, develop surveys and interview protocols, collect other scientific evidence, and analyze and blend mixed-methods data—the work also features a template for writing high-quality reports. The "unfolding model" developed by the authors draws on Messick's influential assessment framework and applies it to program evaluation. Two case studies of actual programs (a distance learning course and an e-learning course) demonstrate the unfolding model in action.
Categories: Education

Learning Analytics in Open and Distributed Learning

Learning Analytics in Open and Distributed Learning

Theoretical challenges for distance education in the 21st century: A shift from structural to transactional issues. International Review of Research in ... Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 2, 727–733. Heydenrych, J. F., & Prinsloo ...

Author: Paul Prinsloo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811907869

Category: Education

Page: 126

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This book explores and further expands on the rich history of theoretical and empirical research in open and distributed learning, and addresses the impact of the “data revolution” and the emergence of learning analytics on this increasingly diverse form of educational delivery. Following an introductory chapter that maps the book’s conceptual rationale, the book discusses the potential, challenges and practices of learning analytics in various open and distributed contexts. A concluding chapter briefly summarises the chapters before providing a tentative future research agenda for learning analytics in open and distributed environments.
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Educators also refer to it as distance education and, in some settings, distributed education. For the purposes of this entry, distance learning is defined as the communication over distance between teacher and student mediated by print ...

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916882

Category: Education

Page: 1081

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The field of educational psychology draws from a variety of diverse disciplines including human development across the life span, measurement and statistics, learning and motivation, and teaching. And within these different disciplines, many other fields are featured including psychology, anthropology, education, sociology, public health, school psychology, counseling, history, and philosophy. In fact, when taught at the college or university level, educational psychology is an ambitious course that undertakes the presentation of many different topics all tied together by the theme of how the individual can best function in an "educational" setting, loosely defined as anything from pre-school through adult education. Educational psychology can be defined as the application of what we know about learning and motivation, development, and measurement and statistics to educational settings (both school- and community-based).
Categories: Education

Online and Distance Learning Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Online and Distance Learning  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

Encyclopedia of distributed learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Rovai, A. P. (2003). A practical framework for evaluating online distance education programs. The Internet and Higher Education, 6(2), 109124.

Author: Tomei, Lawrence A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4032

View: 203

"This comprehensive, six-volume collection addresses all aspects of online and distance learning, including information communication technologies applied to education, virtual classrooms, pedagogical systems, Web-based learning, library information systems, virtual universities, and more. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference to meet the information needs of researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and other stakeholders in online and distance learning"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Dictionary of Information Science and Technology

Dictionary of Information Science and Technology

In A. A. Lazakidou & K. Siassiakos (Eds), Handbook of research on distributed medical informatics and e-health (pp. ... J. V. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. D. Schenk (Eds), Encyclopedia of distance learning, 2nd ed., (pp.

Author: Mehdi Khosrowpour

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466626744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1010

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"The 2nd edition of the Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is an updated compilation of the latest terms and definitions, along with reference citations, as they pertain to all aspects of the information and technology field"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Motivation Volition and Engagement in Online Distance Learning

Motivation  Volition  and Engagement in Online Distance Learning

He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board and an author for the “ Encyclopedia of Distance Learning ( 4 volumes ) , 2005 ” ( https://www.igi-global.com/book/encyclopedia-distance-learning/351 ) . > Ayse Taskiran is an instructor at ...

Author: Ucar, Hasan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799876830

Category: Education

Page: 333

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Motivation is an important factor in and for all education levels. However, as learners in online distance education milieus are away from both teachers, other learners, and the learning environments physically, this concept becomes more important for online education. Motivating learners in distance education and keeping their motivation alive throughout the learning process is an issue that should be emphasized and taken care of for teachers and instructional designers. At this point, although there are many approaches, models, and theories regarding enhancing and sustaining motivation and engagement in the education processes, it is seen that there is not enough work and/or effective and efficient strategies that can be applied in online distance learning environments. Motivation, Volition, and Engagement in Online Distance Learning evaluates motivational obstacles in online distance education both theoretically and practically, identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the online education environments regarding motivation, and provides actionable motivational and volitional strategies for online educators. This book offers coverage of topics such as learning theories, motivation research, and synchronous online learning environments, making it a valuable resource for researchers, professionals, decision makers, institutions in all education levels, academicians, pre-service teachers, and most importantly, online educators from various disciplines and learners from all educational landscapes.
Categories: Education