Flexible Learning in an Information Society

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Badrul Huda Khan
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2007 - Education - 354 pages
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The information age has brought about many ways for educators to help their students learn, creating an atmosphere where the learners desire flexibility in the way they learn. Modern students expect on-demand, high-quality learning environments that allow them to have more say in what and how they learn. Flexible Learning in an Information Society uses a flexible learning framework to explain the best ways of creating a meaningful learning environment. This framework consists of eight factors institutional, management, technological, pedagogical, ethical, interface design, resource support, and evaluation and a systematic understanding of these factors can create successful flexible learning environments. Gathering the knowledge of leading researchers from around the world, Flexible Learning in an Information Society presents a broad understanding of the emerging field of flexible learning and provides guidance in creating these environments.
 

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Contents

Flexible Learning in an Open and Distributed Environment
1
Modes of Openess and Flexibility in Cognitive Flexibilty Hypertext Learning Environments
18
Authentic Learning on the Web Guidlines for Course Design
26
Designing Community Learning in WebBased Environments
36
Intercultural Collaborative ProjectBased Learning in Online Environments
50
Well Leave the Light on for You Keeping Learners Motivated in Online Courses
64
Humanizing LearningatDistance Best Practice Guidlines for Synchronous Instructors
77
Storytelling as a WebBased Workplace Learning Pedagogy
86
Improving the Usability of Distance Learning Through Template Modification
186
Management of the Learning Space
198
Ethical Issues in WebBased Learning
209
Moving Toward the Implementation of Contextualized Educational Technology
218
Evaluation Strategies for Open and Distributed Learning Environments
226
Components of Effective Evaluation in Online Learning Environments
236
Flexible Assessment Some Tensions and Solutions
247
Toward a Comprehensive Model of ELearning Evaluation The Components
260

Use of Virtual Exhibits for Promoting Science Learning on The Webs of Science Centers
99
Flexible Learning Onsite
110
Asynchronous Content Design for Flexible Learning The Macro and Micro Level of Frameworks to Share Knowledge Online Between Professionals ...
116
Online Faculty Proficiency and Peer Coaching
126
What Do They Learn?
135
Mobile Learning Technologies
146
Strategies for Sharing the ReMoTe Changing the Nature of Online Collaboration
153
Integrating Multimedia Cues in ELearning Documents for Enhanced Learning
164
Interface Design for Web Learning
178
Evaluating Flexible Learning in Terms of Course Quality
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Assessing Online Collaborative Learning A Theory Methodology and Toolset
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Evaluating the Flexibility of Learning Processes in ELearning Environments
294
Obstacles Encountered by Learners Instructors Technical Support and Librarians
306
A Program Satisfaction Survey Instrument for Online Students
320
About the Editor
338
About the Authors
340
Index
350
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