Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues: Strategies and Issues

Bullen, Mark, Janes, Diane
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 30 .. 2006 - 366 ˹

Higher education institutions around the world are increasingly turning to e-learning as a way of dealing with growing and changing student populations. Education for the knowledge society means new skills and knowledge are needed and it means that lifelong learning has become a necessity. Higher education institutions are looking to e-learning to provide convenient and flexible access to high quality education and training that is needed to meet these emerging demands. As they implement e-learning, however, institutions are struggling with the many pedagogical, organizational and technological issues.

Making the Transition to E-learning: Strategies and Issues provides insights and experiences from e-learning experts from around the world. It addresses the institutional, pedagogical, and technological issues that higher education institutions are grappling with as they move from conventional face-to-face teaching to e-learning in its diverse forms.


ELearning as Nation Building
Organizational Models for Faculty Support The Response of Canadian Universities
Moving to Blended Delivery in a Polytechnic Shifting the Mindset of Faculty and Institutions
Strategic Planning for ELearning in a Polytechnic
Using ELearning to Promote Excellence in Polytechnic Education
Teaching and Learning in a Laptop Nursing Program Institutional and Pedagogical Issues
Learning and Teaching Issues
ELearning in Higher Education The Need for a New Pedagogy
Empowering Learners to Interact Effectively in Asynchronous Discussion Activites
A Frameowrk for Choosing Communication Activites in ELearning
Using ProblemBased Learning in Online Courses A New Hope?
Instructional Design and Technological Issues
Fast Prototyping as a Communication Catalyst for ELearning Design
Educational Design as a Key Issues in Planning for Quality Improvement
Cognitive Tools for SelfRegulated ELearning
Adopting Tools for Online Synchronous Communication Issues and Strategies

New Skills and Ways of Working Faculty Development for ELearning
Using ELearning to Transform Large Class Teaching
The Continuing Struggle for Community and Content in Blended Technology Courses in Higher Education
Toward Effective Instruction in ELearning Environments
The Plain Hard Work of Teaching Online Strategies for Instructors
Knowledge is PowerPoint Slideware in ELearning
About the Editors
About the Authors

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Mark Bullen is the associate dean of the Learning & Teaching Centre (LTC) at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, Canada. His main areas of responsibility are curriculum and instructor development and educational research and innovation. Before joining BCIT in 2005, Dr. Bullen spent 23 years at the University of British Columbia where he was involved in distance education course development and e-learning research as director of the Centre for Managing & Planning E-Learning and assistant, associate, and acting director of the Distance Education & Technology Department. He has extensive international consulting experience related to online course development and the planning and management of e-learning. He has taught workshops on developing and delivering online instruction around the world, and has been a consultant on distance education projects several countries. Bullen is an adjunct professor in the Master of Distance Education at Athabasca University and in the Master of Educational Technology at the University of British Columbia. He has a Ph.D. in adult education, a master?s degree in educational psychology, and a BEd from the University of British Columbia.

Diane P. Janes is an assistant professor, extension, with the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and is an instructional designer and member of the Centre for Distributed Learning (CDL), a research thinktank on technology and learning. Dr. Janes joined the university in July 2003, coming from the University of British Columbia. In addition to being a member of the core design team for five web-based graduate-level distance education courses launched in 1997 (now UBC?s Masters in Educational Technology), she has taught online at the graduate level since the early 1990s, most recently with the University of Saskatchewan, Cape Breton University, and the University of British Columbia. Janes is a reviewer and editorial board member for several international journals and has published several book chapters in recent years. She is also the 2004-2006 Prairie Representative on the national board of the Canadian Association of Distance Education. [Editor]