Distance Learning Technology, Current Instruction, and the Future of Education: Applications of Today, Practices of Tomorrow: Applications of Today, Practices of Tomorrow

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Song, Holim
IGI Global, Dec 31, 2009 - Education - 406 pages
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Institutions of higher education have increasingly embraced distance education with the number of students enrolled in online courses rapidly rising in colleges and universities throughout the world. Given its popularity and increased usage, it is imperative that administrators and instructors monitor the current state and future directions relating to distance education in order to meet the needs and challenges of tomorrow.

Distance Learning Technology, Current Instruction, and the Future of Education: Applications of Today, Practices of Tomorrow provides present and prospective directions of online education from various research fields, reporting on discussions from students, faculty members, researchers, and practitioners. This innovative publication contains significant and unique research findings influencing future developments in technology-enhanced education and industry.

 

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Contents

An Ohio Case Study
1
Revolution or Evolution
17
Integrating Contemporary Technologyinto Classroom Pedagogy as Foundationto a Practical Distance Learning
27
When Twentieth CenturyMinds Design for TwentyFirstCentury Distance Learning
48
Theory Versus Practice
67
Employing Technologyto Create AuthenticLearning Environments
83
Making a Difference with MobileLearning in the Classroom
96
Technologies and Practices
113
Instructional StrategyApproaches with Technology
216
Essential Design Features ofOnline Collaborative Learning
230
Immersive Learning for and with Students
245
Instructional Challenges inHigher Education OnlineCourses Delivered through aLearning Management Systemby Subject Matter Experts
273
Societal Issues LegalStandards InternationalRealities Universities Face inthe DistanceLearning Market
284
Positioning the LearningOrganization for a SuccessfulDistance Education Strategy
302
An Ecological Perspective
317
Compilation of References
339

A MetaAnalysis of Distance LearningInstructional Achievements within VirtualWorld Architectural Environments andPotential Implications for High...
132
Blending Synchronous andAsynchronous Interactivityin Online Education
162
Your Technology Professor 247
185
Identifying Student UsabilityNeeds for CollaborativeLearning Environment Design
196
About the Contributors
375
Index
383
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Holim Song is an assistant professor of instructional technology at Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas). His research interests include designing and sequencing of online interactions, instructional strategies for Web-based instruction, the impact of multimedia in online education, and designing and integrating multimedia learning objects to enhance instructional quality of face to face learning environments. Dr. Song has a wide range of expertise in education. He completed the MEd degree in second language education and the EdD in instructional technology from the University of Houston. [Editor]

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