Digital Academe

Author: William H. Dutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134505019
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This book responds to an ever-increasing call from educators, policy makers, journalists, parents and the public at large for analysis that cuts through the hype surrounding the information revolution to address key issues associated with new media in higher education and learning. This collection is of value to those who are seeking a critical, non-commercial exposition of both the enormous opportunities and challenges for higher education that are tied to the use of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the development of distance education and distributed learning. The chapters are written by leading exponents, practitioners and researchers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and the collection as a whole spans national boundaries and reaches beyond the research community to relate to issues of policy and practice.

Academic Bildung In Net Based Higher Education

Author: Trine Fossland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317610997
Size: 75.77 MB
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The explosive emergence of net-based learning in higher education brings with it new possibilities and constraints in teaching and learning environments.This edited collection considers how the concept of Academic Bildung - a term suggesting a personal educational process beyond actual educational learning - can be applied to net-based higher education. The book is drawing on Scandinavian research to address the topic from both a theoretical and practical standpoint.Chapters explore the facilitation of online courses and argue how and why universities should involve dimensions of Academic Bildung on both a strategic and technological pedagogical content level. The book is structured in three parts: Part I frames the current state of net-based learning and introduces Bildung as a concept; Part II contains a set of four case studies in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, also including a fifth study that looks at Scandinavian approaches to teaching and learning in comparison with data from the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada; Part III provides a synthesis of theories and cases to examine whether a Scandinavian orientation can be discerned. Contributions suggest that in order to address one of the fundamental functions of higher education, the ability to produce new knowledge, the Academic Bildung of the students has to be in focus. Grounded in theoretical and empirical discussion, this book will appeal to researchers and academics in the field of higher education as well as personnel who work with teaching and learning with technology, and academics interested in the question of Academic Bildung.

Perspectives On Higher Education In The Digital Age

Author: Michael F. Beaudoin
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781594548413
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This volume consists of a series of seventeen essays examining the future of higher education, especially as impacted by the rapid advance and pervasive presence of digital resources. There can be little disagreement that information, communication and instructional technologies are already having a significant impact on schools and colleges, and what is occurring today will have a profound influence not only on educational structures in the future, but also on teaching and learning processes. As a consequence, all stakeholders in the educational enterprise will be affected. The 26 authors and co-authors represented within, all of whom are recognized scholars and practitioners in the field of distance education, attempt here to pose relevant questions and provide thoughtful, and sometimes provocative, responses. These contributors write from diverse perspectives, representing several countries and continents, as well as varied organizational and cultural settings, offering both micro and macro views on the topics they address.

Encyclopedia Of International Media And Communications

Author: Donald H. Johnston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780123876720
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Explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. Provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, as well as clearly drawn avenues for further research.

Personalizing Learning In The 21st Century

Author: Sara de Freitas
Publisher: Network Continuum
ISBN: 9781855392021
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Personalizing Learning in the 21st Century brings together contributions from a wide range of educationalists interested in the idea of personalizing learning. Although the book is intended primarily for teachers and policy makers, it will be of interest to many others, in health education, consultancy, management, research and development, and industrial training. Reading this book should be a personalized learning experience for each and every one of us.

Tutorial Distance Learning

Author: Alfred Bork
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306466441
Size: 68.54 MB
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This text proposes a new strategy for learning for all ages. Computer-based distance learning would be the major delivery mechanism, with very large numbers of students. Learning programmes would work with each student until mastery is achieved, adapting to the needs of each.