Institutional Transformation Through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development: Advancing e-Learning Policies

Institutional Transformation Through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development: Advancing e-Learning Policies

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Edited by Mark Stansfield, Edited by Thomas Connolly

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  • Publisher: Information Science Reference
  • Format: Hardback | 356 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 284mm x 28mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 20 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Hershey
  • ISBN 10: 1605663581
  • ISBN 13: 9781605663586
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations

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The Internet has had a monumental impact upon higher education with the development of e-learning and virtual campus initiatives. This has provided significant opportunities in terms of enhanced access to courses, knowledge, learning experiences, and information for a wide range of different learners from across the world. Institutional Transformation through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development: Advancing E-Learning Policies provides cost effective and sustainable learning procedures vital to ensuring long term success for both teacher and student. This book provides the latest research and findings in relation to best practice examples and case studies across the globe.

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Author information

Mark Stansfield (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland. He has published numerous papers in areas relating to e-learning, games based e-learning and virtual campuses. Mark Stansfield also serves on the editorial boards of several international journals that include the International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Information Systems Education, ALT-J and the Journal of IT Education, as well as being an Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects. He is Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator of the European Commission co-financed project �Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses (PBP-VC)�. Thomas Connolly is a Professor and Chair of the ICT in Education Research Group at the University of the West of Scotland and is Director of the Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies and Director for the Centre of Excellence in Games-based Learning. His specialisms are online learning, games-based learning and database systems. He has published papers in a number of international journals as well as authoring the highly acclaimed books �Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management�, �Database Solutions� and �Business Database Systems�, all published by Addison Wesley Longman. Professor Connolly also serves on the editorial boards of many international journals, as well as managing several large-scale externally funded research projects.

Table of contents

Advancing e-learning policy and practice Best practices in virtual campuses Blending virtual campuses E-learning policies Online seminar as enacted practice Pedagogy in e-learning Reviewing traces of virtual campuses Self-directed lifelong learning and e-learning Small scale e-learning innovation Virtual campus development