500 Tips for Open and Online Learning

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Education - 188 pages
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All types of organisations have recognised the growing demand for open and flexible learning programmes. With the increased emphasis on new ways of learning, and the rapid move towards open and online courses, this practical guide will help those involved overcome the challenges they face. This guide provides user friendly advice and support for those currently involved with open learning and those considering it for the first time.
500 Tips for Open and Online Learningaims not only to save you time but also to enhance the quality of the learning experience which learners will draw from open and online learning. The book is divided into six sections which cover:
* What is Open and Online Learning, why use it and how?
* How to set up Open and Online learning programmes
* Designing new resource materials
* Putting technology to work
* Supporting open learners
* Assessing open learning
This practical book will be an invaluable resource, providing immediate and accessible help to the increasing number of people now under pressure to design, support and deliver open learning programmes. This book will appeal to tutors, trainers, managers of learning resource centres and curriculum developers who are already involved in, or thinking about starting to use, aspects of open learning.
 

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Contents

Opening up learning
1
Chapter 1 What is open learning why use it who benefits and how?
6
Chapter 2 Adopt adapt or start from scratch?
41
Chapter 3 Designing new resource materials
61
Chapter 4 Putting technology to work
97
Chapter 5 Supporting open learners
120
Chapter 6 Assessing open learning
140
Interrogating learning materials a checklist
165
Elearning when it does and doesnt work
180
Some further reading
184
Index
186
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Phil Race works part-time in the Staff and Departmental Development Unit at the University of Leeds, and for the rest of his time runs training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organisations throughout the UK, and gives keynotes and workshops at conferences on teaching and learning. He has also worked abroad, and has visited Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Holland, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece, Israel, Sweden and Singapore in recent years.

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