E-Learning Companion

E-Learning Companion : Student's Guide to Online Success

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E-LEARNING COMPANION serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course that demands technology skills. In addition to helping students adapt previously mastered skills--such as time management, note-taking, and critical thinking--to the online environment, this text shows students how social networking, cloud file storage, wikis, and blogs can be utilized appropriately and effectively in a college course. Technical terminology and how-to tutorials help students become more capable and flexible online learners, and build skills that will support them throughout college and their future careers. The Fourth Edition is fully updated to be current and relevant for today's online learning environments, and also includes new Workplace Applications, and coverage of professional behavior and professional emails.

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  • Spiral bound | 304 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CAUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 113331631X
  • 9781133316312
  • 1,828,351

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About Ryan Watkins

Ryan Watkins, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology Leadership Program at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Watkins has also been a visiting researcher with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and has served as vice president representing the United States in the Inter-American Distance Education Consortium (CREAD). Besides the E-Learning Companion, Dr. Watkins has authored seven additional books, including 75 E-Learning Activities: Making Online Courses More Interactive (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2005); A Guide to Assessing Needs: Tools for collecting information, making decisions, and achieving development results (World Bank, 2012); and The Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace - Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2009). For more information, visit http://www.ryanrwatkins.com. Michael Corry, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Director of the Educational Technology Leadership Program at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Corry is intimately involved with the course design, delivery, and management of this pioneering program delivered via distance education. Dr. Corry's research interests include distance-learning theory, distance-learning policy, faculty development, asynchronous learning, the integration of technology into K-12 and higher-education settings, instructional design, and human-computer interaction. He has numerous publications and presentations related to his research interests, including Distance Education: What Works Well (Haworth Press, 2003), for which he was the lead editor. He has also designed and delivered faculty-development workshops involving technology. Dr. Corry holds a doctorate degree from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology. Before coming to George Washington University, he taught at Indiana University, as well as at the high-school level in Utah.

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