Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience, 1st Edition

  • Maria Northcote
  • Kevin P. Gosselin
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  • ISBN-10: 1522509690
  • ISBN-13: 9781522509691
  • DDC: 374.4
  • 530 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Distance learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in educational settings around the world as it provides more flexibility and access to classes for students and educators alike. While online classrooms are proving to be popular, there is a significant gap in the personalization and humanization of these courses. The Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience features empirical research on promoting the personalization of online learning courses through presence, emotionality, and interactivity within digital classrooms. Highlighting best practices and evaluating student perceptions on distance learning, this handbook will appeal to researchers, educators, course designers, professionals, and administrators.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Researching Distance and Online Education.
2: Foundational Theory: A New Conceptualization of Relevant Ideas.
3: Researching Distance Education: A Possibility to Humanize It.
4: Teaching Online.
5: Networking Learners Using Online Asynchronous Discussions.
6: Generation of Authentic Learning and Learners: The Conditions of Learning Underpinning Blended Learning and Online Forums.
7: Showing a Human and Professional Face to the World: An ePortfolio Design Strategy for a Sense of Self.
8: Beginning the Process of Humanizing Online Learning: Two Teachers’ Experiences.
9: Online Construction Management Education: A Discipline-Wide Implementation.
10: Professional Development Journeys of Online Educators.
11: Taking a Hard Look at the Soft Skills of Online Course Design and Online Teaching in Higher Education.
12: Can Online Education Be the Answer? Exploring Transformational Learning in Two Online Teacher Education Courses.
13: Humanizing Learning for All: Considerations for Large-Scale Online Design Initiatives.
14: Reversing the Tyranny of Distance Education: Using Research About Threshold Concepts in Online Teaching to Humanize Online Course Design.
15: Integrative Course Design and Pedagogy to Humanize Online Learning: A Case Study.
16: Attitudes, Expectations, and Experiences within Distance Education.
17: Powerpoint vs. Recorded Lectures: An African American Perspective on Online Education.
18: Student Attitude and Online Learning: The Impact of Instructional Design Factors upon Attitudes toward the Online Learning Experience.
19: Humanizing the Online Experience Through Effective Use and Analysis of Discussion Forums.
20: Managing Student Expectations: Using Online Quizzes in University Subjects.
21: Supporting Student Self-Regulation: In a Blended, Flipped Learning Format.
22: Understanding Faculty and Student Attitudes about Distance Education: The Importance of Excitement and Fear.
23: With the Likeness and Voice of Mentor: Mentoring Presence in Online Distance Learning.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.