Online Learning

Online Learning : Concepts, Strategies, and Application

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For graduate-level courses in Distance Education/Distance Learning/Web-based Learning/Online Learning/e-Learning/Distributed Learning. This practical volume details the journey of online learning from theory to practice. Using a flexible yet systematic instructional design framework that enables even novice teachers to design, plan, and implement customized instructional environments, this text thoroughly addresses how course management systems and other online learning technologies can be used to design learner-centered environments that actively engage students. Emphasis throughout is on the vital interaction among pedagogical models, instructional strategies, and learning technologies. This text is born of the authors' extensive experience in using technology in online/distributed learning contexts, and based on the principles of learning as a social process.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 544.32g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0130325465
  • 9780130325464

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"Online Learning: Concepts, Strategies, and Application" is based on the principles of learning as a social process. It details a journey from theory to practice, informing the design of powerful and engaging online learning environments. A consistent theme in this book is the interaction between pedagogical models, instructional strategies, and learning technologies. This process is embedded in a flexible, yet systematic and integrative instructional design framework that enables the reader to envision, plan for, and implement customized instructional designs for online learning. Features of this text: Three-part organization: Part I offers theory, research, and pedagogy as groundwork leading to Part II, which provides specific instructional design methods and strategies. Part III discusses the history and future of instructional technologies and gives readers the tools and techniques with which to select the appropriate e-Learning delivery applications.Authentic scenarios related to the design, development, and implementation of online learning in higher education contexts, schools, and corporate settings are provided at the beginning of each chapter, providing real-world relevance to the chapter content.Learning activities at the end of each chapter engage students in applying online learning concepts and strategies in real-world contexts. For Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9, these learning activities are completed on the interactive companion website, where students browse interactive tables, download PDF files, and examine an array of examples of instructional contexts and cases for analysis.
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Table of contents

1. What Is Online Learning? 2. The Roles and Competencies of the Online Learner and Online Instructor. 3. Research On Online Learning. 4. Integrative Learning Design Framework for Online Learning Environments. 5. Constructivist-Based Pedagogical Models: Principles, Characteristics, and Online Application. 6. Instructional Strategies and Their Role in Designing Authentic Learning Activities for Online Learning. 7. Evaluation for Online Learning: A Process Model. 8. Authoring Tools: Paradigms, Usage, and Future Implications. 9. Course Management Systems: Pedagogical Features, Selection, and Limitations. Glossary.
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"...its major strength is that it coordinates research with practical concerns about online learning in a systematic way." - David VanEsselstyn, Ph.D., Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus "The ...text provides more in-depth coverage of online learning than any other books currently available ...This book has the potential to provide a much-needed foundation for a research-based approach to considering online instruction." - S. Kim MacGregor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University "As it is presently cast, this book will exercise a leadership role in the evolution of the course." - R. Donald Hardy, Troy State University "This project is the most definitive one I've seen regarding online learning, its history, application, and management." - Ron McBride, Ph.D., Northwestern State University
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