Understanding Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practices

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Robert Zheng, Sharmila Pixy Ferris
IGI Global Snippet, 2008 - Education - 288 pages
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Higher education is currently undergoing significant changes, and conditions in higher education reflect changing financial, social, and political conditions, which affect both faculty and students. Both the rising costs of education and changes from brick-and-mortar to technologically-driven programs often lead to a change from the traditional space-and-time bound institution to ones that offer cost-effective technologically enhanced programs. Online learning has become an integral and expansive factor in higher education both in distance learning and as an adjunct to the traditional classroom. Understanding Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practices focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of online learning by introducing a variety of online instructional models as well as best practices that help educators and professional trainers to better understand the dynamics of online learning.

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Contents

ModelFacilitated Learning Environments The Pedagogy of the Design
Understanding Flexible Learning Theory and How it is Used in Online Learning
The Theory of Instructional Dialogue Toward a Unified Theory of Instructional Design
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