Issues In Distance Education

Author: Maureen Snow Andrade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119236622
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In this environment of disruptive technological change, higher education institutions must determine whether they will develop and offer technology-supported, hybrid, or online courses and degrees, which courses and degrees, how many, for whom, and for what purpose. They must make decisions about development models and design, processes, costs, and student and faculty support. In this volume, the authors explore the current and future practice of distance education in higher education institutions, including: developing an initial infrastructure to support course design and development, revitalizing existing structures and processes for distance education, and cutting-edge practices that innovate and lead the field. These topics help guide decision makers as they determine appropriate responses to distance learning opportunities. This is the 173rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

International Students

Author: Maureen Andrade
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607091771
Size: 75.44 MB
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International students are often taken for granted in higher education institutions in the United States. Many college and university administrators are unaware of the initiatives of other nations to attract international students and of the need to support these students. Higher education journals have not focused much attention on international students. International Students: Strengthening a Critical Resource argues that U.S. institutions of higher education must increase their awareness of international student issues. Andrade reviews related research and highlights creative solutions and programming for the successful support of international students. The book provides practical, hands-on, broadly applicable solutions to addressing international student issues. Additionally, it serves as a practical guide for identifying and adopting best practices for serving international students.

Principles And Practices For Response In Second Language Writing

Author: Maureen S. Andrade
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415897017
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Based on the assumptions that students expect feedback and want to improve, and that improvement is possible, this book introduces a framework that applies the theory of self-regulated learning to guide second language writing teachers' response to learners at all stages of the writing process. This approach provides teachers with principles and activities for helping students to take more responsibility for their own learning. By using self-regulated learning strategies, students can increase their independence from the teacher, improve their writing skills, and continue to make progress once the course ends, with or without teacher guidance. The book focuses on the six dimensions of self-regulated learning —motive, methods of learning, time, physical environment, social environment, and performance. Each chapter offers practical activities and suggestions for implementing the principles and guidelines, including tools and materials that teachers can immediately use.

Online Distance Education

Author: Olaf Zawacki-Richter
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1927356628
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Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing major research on the topic, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, Online Distance Education addresses aspects of distance education practice that have often been marginalized, including issues of cost and economics, concerns surrounding social justice, cultural bias, the need for faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities. At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

Universal Design In Higher Education

Author: Sheryl E. Burgstahler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612508177
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This second edition of the classic "Universal Design in Higher Education" is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide for creating fully accessible college and university programs. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, and it addresses major recent changes in universities and colleges, the law, and technology. As larger numbers of people with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, there have been increased efforts to make the full array of classes, services, and programs accessible to all students. This revised edition provides both a full survey of those measures and practical guidance for schools as they work to turn the goal of universal accessibility into a reality. This book makes a compelling case for adopting universal design in "all" postsecondary offerings in order to support a diverse educational community and an inclusive approach to academic excellence. There is something here for everyone. From the foreword by Michael K. Young, president, Texas A&M University Fresh, comprehensive, and engaging, "Universal Design in Higher Education" is expertly written, thoughtfully crafted, and a 'must-add' to your resource collection. Stephan J. Smith, executive director, Association on Higher Education And Disability Sheryl Burgstahler has assembled a great set of chapters and authors on universal design in higher education. It's a must-have book for all universities, as it covers universal design of instruction, physical spaces, student services, technology, and provides examples of best practices. Jonathan Lazar, professor of computer and information sciences, Towson University, and coauthor of "Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy" Sheryl E. Burgstahler is an affiliate professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle, and founder and director of the university s Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) and Access Technology Centers. Michael K. Young is the president of Texas A&M University and a professor of public policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service."

An Introduction To Distance Education

Author: M.F. Cleveland-Innes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135172641
Size: 18.68 MB
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An Introduction to Distance Education offers a comprehensive look at distance education today and outlines current theories, practices and goals. The goal of this book is to provide a detailed review of the influence of historical distance education theory and practice, and the current changes occurring in the field today. It outlines the practical skills and information that are essential to effective distance education design, delivery and navigation.

The Theory And Practice Of Online Learning

Author: Terry Anderson
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425082
Size: 69.98 MB
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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

Systems Education For A Sustainable Planet

Author: Ockie Bosch
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038427896
Size: 35.91 MB
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet" that was published in Systems