Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591405548
  • ISBN-13: 9781591405542
  • DDC: 371.35
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2081 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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To keep up with recent developments in both areas of technologies and techniques related to distance education programs, educators, administrators, and researchers are in constant needs of learning about issues, solutions, and challenges of these technologies. Encyclopedia of Distance Learning offers the most comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning. Over 400 international contributors from over 35 countries have provided extensive coverage of topics such as workforce training, accessing education, digital divide, and the evolution of distance and online education into a multibillion dollar enterprise. This 4-volume set encyclopedia is edited by leading international experts with multiple years of professional and academic experience in the field. With more than 2,000 terms and definitions and over 6,000 additional references, this authoritative 4-volume encyclopedia is considered the foremost reference source for the latest understanding, discoveries, and research in the field of distance learning. Encyclopedia of Distance Learning is an excellent source of comprehensive knowledge and literature on the topic of distance learning programs.

Key features include:

  • Hundreds of research contributions from approximately 400 leading scholars from all over the world on various topics of distance learning
  • More than 2,000 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and technologies of distance learning
  • Comprehensive coverage of critical issues related to development, implementation, and management of distance learning programs
  • Over 6,000 comprehensive references on existing literature on distance learning and technologies
  • Comprehensive index of all topics, entries, terms, and contributions

Originally published in print format in 2005.

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Editor's Notes by Caroline Howard.
Editor's Notes by Patricia L. Rogers.
Editor's Notes by Gary A. Berg.
About the Editors.
Publisher's Note.
1: Academic Workload in Online Courses.
2: Academic, Economic, and Technological Trends Affecting Distance Education.
3: Accessibility of Technology in Higher Education.
4: Accreditation and Recognition in Distance Learning.
5: Achievement in Online vs. Traditional Classes.
6: Adaptive Knowledge Exosomatics for E-Learning.
7: Adaptive Web-Based Learning Framework.
8: Administrative Concerns for Distance Learning.
9: Administrative Controls in Internet Courses.
10: Adult Illiteracy.
11: Adult Learners in Higher Education.
12: Advancing the Effective Use of Technology in Higher Education.
13: Analyzing Collaboration in Online Communications.
14: Andragogy.
15: Anonymity-Featured Group Support Systems and Creativity.
16: Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Interaction.
17: Automobile Traffic Impact of Distance Learning.
18: The Beam Analysis Tool (BAT).
19: Behaviorism.
20: Benefits of a Content Multi-Purposing Model.
21: Better Use of Digital Images in Teaching and Learning.
22: Between Tradition and Innovation in ICT and Teaching.
23: The Birth of Virtual Libraries.
24: Blended Learning Environments.
25: Bringing Out the Best in Virtual Teams.
26: Building a System to Deliver Programs at a Distance.
27: Building Trust for Interactive E-Learning.
28: Calling on Constructivist Theory to Support Internet-Based, Information-Rich Learning.
29: Challenges and Opportunities of Computer-Based Learning for Senior Citizens.
30: Change Creation for Online Learning and Technology.
31: Change Management and Distance Education.
32: The Changing Role of Faculty.
33: A Checklist for a New Millennium School Science Department.
34: Classroom Critical Incidents.
35: Cognitive Approaches to Understanding the Challenge of Computer-Based Learning.
36: Cognitive Profiling in Life-Long Learning.
37: Collaboration Among Multicultural Virtual Teams.
38: Collaboration in Online Communications.
39: Collaborative and Cooperative Learning.
40: Collaborative Learning in a Contribution-Oriented Pedagogy.
41: Collaborative Learning Technologies.
42: Collaborative Tele-Learning Issues and Observations.
43: Communicating Across Boundaries.
44: Communication and Media Theory.
45: Community Colleges in America and Distance Learning.
46: Community in Virtual Learning Environments.
47: Completion Rates and Distance Learners.
48: Compressed Video for the Global Village.
49: Computer Animation.
50: Computer Assisted/Aided Language Learning.
51: Computer-Aided Language Learning.
52: Computer-Assisted Language Learning in East Asia.
53: Computer-Mediated Communication.
54: A Computer's Teacher Power.
55: Conceiving a Learning Organization Model for Online Education.
56: Connecting K-12 Schools in Higher Education.
57: Consensus Building Using E-Research.
58: Constructing Knowledge Through Online Bulletin Board Discussions.
59: Constructivist Teaching and Learning in a Web-Based Environment.
60: Contextual Design of Online Learning Technologies.
61: Continuing Science Education of the Global Public.
62: Contribution-Oriented Pedagogy.
63: The Cooperation Solution for Universities.
64: Cooperative Agents in Web-Based Distance Learning.
65: Copyright with an International Perspective for Academics.
66: Cost-Effectiveness.
67: Creating an Electronic Student Teaching Portfolio.
68: Creating and Sustaining Online Learning Communities.
69: Creating Opportunities and Barriers in Distance Learning Courses.
70: Critical Barriers to Technolgy in K-12 Education.
71: Critical Elements in Effective Teaching in the New Millennium.
72: Culture, Interaction, and Online Learning.
73: Curriculum Development in Technology-Enhanced Environments.