Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

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George Veletsianos
Athabasca University Press, 2010 - Education - 335 pages
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A one-stop knowledge resource, Emerging Technologies in Distance Education showcases the international work of research scholars and innovative distance education practitioners who use emerging interactive technologies for teaching and learning at a distance.

This widely anticipated book harnesses the dispersed knowledge of international experts who highlight pedagogical, organizational, cultural, social, and economic factors that influence the adoption and integration of emerging technologies in distance education. Whether as a result of technological advances, changing mindsets, or economic and organizational pressures, this book provides expert advice on how educators can launch effective and engaging distance education initiatives. It goes beyond the hype surrounding Web 2.0 technologies and highlights the important issues that researchers and educators need to consider to enhance educational practice.

George Veletsionos is assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of Texas.

 

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Contents

Theories for Learning with Emerging Technologies
23
Imagining MultiRoles in Web 2 0 Distance Education
41
Part 3
47
Applying Social Networking
61
Part 2
80
Learning Designs for Emerging Technologies
89
Developing Personal Learning Networks for Open and Social Learning
109
Creating a Culture of Community in the Online Classroom Using
129
Social Organizational and Contextual Factors in Emerging
175
The Use of Web Analytics in the Design and Evaluation of Distance
231
A Renaissance
249
Part 4
267
Technical Pedagogical and Cultural Considerations for Language
285
Conclusion
317
Index
331
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Structured Dialogue Embedded within Emerging Technologies
153

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Dr. George Veletsianos is an assistant professor ofinstructional technology at the University of Texas. His manypresentations and publications on education and instructionaltechnologies can be found at www.veletsianos.com.

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