Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599049368
  • ISBN-13: 9781599049366
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3606 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released March 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive collection of case studies, empirical research, conceptual demonstrations, and best practices on Web-enabled learning technologies. This comprehensive, six-volume collection addresses all prominent aspects of online and distance learning, including information communication technologies applied to education, virtual classrooms, pedagogical systems, Web-based learning communities and library information systems, virtual universities, and numerous other topics. Collecting defining research in over 300 chapters from 544 contributors representing more than 40 countries, Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications enables libraries to provide a foundational reference to meet the information needs of researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and all other stakeholders in the online and distance learning context.

Key Features:

  • 305 authoritative contributions by 544 of the world’s leading experts in online and distance learning from over 40 countries
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an expansive field
  • In-depth descriptions of key issues, terms, and concepts
  • Over 7,500 references to existing literature and research on distance learning
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • A compendium of thousands of key terms with detailed definitions
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to online information technologies

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Volume.
Introductory Chapter: Contemporary Research in Distance Learning.
1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories in Online and Distance Learning.
2: Principles to Guide the Integration and Implementation of Educational Technology.
3: Technology's Role in Distance Education.
4: The Pillars of Instructional Technology.
5: A Psychosocial Framework for IT Education.
6: Interactive E–Learning.
7: Innovation and Technology for 21st Century Education.
8: Making the Case for Case–Based Learning in Computer Information Systems.
9: What Is an Authentic Learning Environment?.
10: A Brief History of Networked Classrooms: Effects, Cases, Pedagogy, and Implications.
11: Patterns in Electronic Brainstorming.
12: Using Audience Response Systems to Develop Critical Thinking Skills.
13: Mobile Educational Technology.
14: Learning Styles and Adaptive ICT–Based Learning Environment.
15: What Do They Learn?.
16: Online Problem–Based Learning Approach in Higher Education.
17: Re–Enacted Affiliative Meanings and "Branding" in Open and Distance Education.
18: Opportunities for Open Source E–Learning.
19: Researching Distance Education and E–Learning.
20: Learning IT: Where Do Lecturers Fit?.
21: Security and Privacy in Distance Education1.
22: Evaluation of Computer Adaptive Testing Systems.
23: Accessibility of Technology in Higher Education.
24: Virtual Reality and Immersive Technology in Education.
25: Student Retention in Online Education.
26: Assessing Satisfaction and Academic Locus of Control of Dropout Students in Online Learning Courses.
27: Gender Differences and Hypermedia Navigation: Principles for Adaptive Hypermedia Learning Systems.
28: Issues in Delivering Course Material via the Web.
29: Ten Scalability Factors in Distance Education.
30: Strategies for Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs in Cyber Schools.
31: Traditional Education and Distance Learning.
32: System Conversion: Teaching vs. Reality.
33: Distance Education in the Era of Internet.
34: Simulation, Training, and Education between Theory and Practice.
35: Pedagogy in Commercial Video Games.
36: Instructors' Experiences with Using Groupware to Support Collaborative Project-Based Learning.
37: Real Science: Making Connections to Research and Scientific Data.
38: Educational Technology Standards.
39: Administering a Virtual School.
40: Evaluating Content–Management Systems for Online Learning Programs.
41: Brain–Based Learning.
42: Usability Evaluation of Online Learning Programs.
43: Intelligent and Adaptive Web–Based Instruction.
44: Connecting K–12 Schools in Higher Education.
45: Gender and Education in Oral Traditions, Culture, and ICTs.
46: Gender and the Culture of Computing in Applied IT Education.
47: Medical Education in the 21st Century.
48: Moderating Learner–Centered E–Learning: Problems and Solutions, Benefits and Implications.
49: Distance Education Associations.