Teaching Literature at a Distance: Open, Online and Blended Learning

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Takis Kayalis, Anastasia Natsina
Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 3, 2011 - Education - 220 pages
Featuring essays by an international array of literature scholars, this volume examines the challenges and opportunities of teaching literature at Open and Virtual Universities in a wide range of national, cultural and linguistic contexts. It presents cutting-edge explorations of seminal issues, including: literature pedagogy and curriculum building; canon and theory debates; the uses of hypertext and other digital tools for literary instruction; the writing and evaluation of educational material; and the teaching of digital literature. These issues are addressed from various critical and theoretical viewpoints, which reflect the contributors' long educational and administrative involvement with open and distance learning (ODL) in a rich diversity of cultural and academic frameworks.

As the first scholarly attempt to bring together questions of literature pedagogy and issues in open and distance, online and blended learning, this book is an essential resource for literature instructors and administrators in ODL, e-learning and b-learning programs. It offers techniques enabling scholars in more traditional academic settings to make literature courses more effective and stimulating by using tools developed for distance learning.
 

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Contents

Notes
References
Chapter 10Using Technology to Overcome Cultural Restrictions
Background
Aims
Methodology
Findings
Conclusions

Aims and Methods
Sociocultural Pedagogic Principles
Pedagogic Process
Teaching Open and Distance Learning Students
A Modern Dilemma
Acknowledgements
References
Appendix 1
Subjectspecific Skills
Pedagogic Challenges and Solutions
Notes
References
Chapter 4Decolonizing the Distance Curriculum
References
A Case for World Literature in Open and Distance Learning
Academic Practice in an As Yet Unrecognized Field
World Literature as Space for Collaborative Experimentation
Notes
Part TwoPedagogical Challenges in Online and Blended Learning
The Relevance of Online Pedagogies
Changing a Department Culture
Student Accountability
ReTraining and ReTooling
Conclusion
References
Taming the Palantíri
Notes
Uses of Hypertext
Panoramic Courses
A Formal Approach
Theoretical Courses with a Strong Applied Component
Notes
References
Technology Community and Literary Studies
Advocacy and Community
From Technology to Teachnology
Technologyenhanced Communities of Learning
The Dynamic Bibliography
The Subject of the Subject? From Passive to Active Voices
Part ThreeDigital Tools and Web Applications
Pedagogical Possibilities
Pedagogical Possibilities
What is Digital Literature?
Cybertexts
Challenges in the Classroom
Notes
References
Chapter 12Teaching Poetry with New Media
Teaching Poetry with New Media in Practice
Notes
References
Chapter 13Metamedievalism Videogaming and Teaching Medieval Literature in the Digital Age
Ecos Dream and Metamedievalism
Metamedievalism and WoW
A Pedagogy for Metamedieval Videogaming
Metamedieval Studies
Notes
References
Representations and Enactments of Critical Theory on the World Wide Web
Notes
References
Building a Web 20 Learning Platform
Pedagogy in the Age of New Media
Notes
References
The Problematics of Representing and Teaching Yanyuwa Narratives in Cyberspace
Background on Yanyuwa Culture and Myths and Attempts to Represent and Teach Them
How Aboriginal Myths Have Been Rendered in Western Media
What Diwurruwurru and Metacogs 2002 Attempted to Do
Limitations of Webdelivery on Diwurruwurru
Pedagogical Issues to Be Addressed
Two New Methods of Archiving and Teaching Dreaming Narratives
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
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Takis Kayalis is Associate Professor of Modern Greek Literature at the University of Ioannina, Greece.
Anastasia Natsina is Associate Lecturer of Modern Greek Literature at The Hellenic Open University, Greece.

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