Managing Learning in Virtual Settings: The Role of Context, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591404908
  • ISBN-13: 9781591404903
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 333 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Managing Learning In Virtual Settings: The Role of Context discusses the basis for the development and management of learning contexts, with contributions from many diverse domains. It stresses the dimension of context in a world dominated by a focus on the dimension of content while explaining the development of balanced, organic and successful learning environments and strategies. Managing Learning In Virtual Settings emphasizes the role of context in the development and management of virtual learning environments and opens up new threads in clarifying the influence of contextual issues on learning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Managing Learning in Virtual Settings: The Role of Context: Table of Contents.
1: Context and Learning: A Philosophical Framework.
2: Concepts.
3: Virtual Settings: E-Learning as Creating Context.
4: Context Engineering for Learning: A Sociotechnical Approach.
5: The Role of Context When Implementing Learning Environments: Some Key Issues.
6: Space as a Learning Context: The Role of Dwelling in the Development of Academic Reflection.
7: The Dynamics of Online Collaboration: Team Task, Team Development, Peer Relationship, and Communication Media.
8: Designing for Unique Online Learning Contexts: The Alignment of Purpose, Audience, and Form of Interactivity.
9: Communities as Context Providers for Web-Based Learning.
10: Activity Theory and Context: An Understanding of the Development of Constructivist Instructional Design Models.
11: The Distance from Isolation: Why Communities are the Logical Conclusion in E-Learning.
12: Experiences.
13: Narrative: Designing for Context in Virtual Settings.
14: The Voice of the Online Learner.
15: Learning Agency in New Learning Environments: An Australian Case Study of the Influence of Context1.
16: New Wine or New Bottles: What's New about Online Teaching?.
17: Quality Assurance During Distributed Collaboration: A Case Study in Creating a Cross-Institutional Learning Community.
18: A Constructivist View of Knowledge Management in Open Source Virtual Communities.
19: Building a Learning Community Online.
About the Authors.