e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education

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Routledge, Jan 4, 2013 - Education - 208 pages
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Digital resources—from games to blogs to social networking—are strong forces in education today, but how can those tools be effectively utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Filled with practical advice, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition  provides a comprehensive overview of online learning tools and offers strategies for using these resources in course design, highlighting some of the most relevant and challenging topics in e-learning today, including:


• using social networking for educational purposes
• designing for a distributed environment
• strengths and weaknesses of delivering content in various formats (text, audio, and video)
• potential constraints on course design
• implementation, evaluation, induction, and training


Illustrated by short, descriptive case studies, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition also directs the reader to useful resources that will enhance their course design. This helpful guide will be invaluable to all those involved in the design and delivery of online learning in higher education.

 

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Contents

Yet Another Trend
1
2 DESIGNING FOR A DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT
25
3 SELECTING THE MEDIA PALETTE
43
4 THE TOOLS IN PRACTICE
63
5 CONSTRAINTS ON COURSE DESIGN
149
6 POSTSCRIPT
171
REFERENCES
181
INDEX
195
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Frank Rennie is Professor of Sustainable Rural Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.


Tara Morrison is a Lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

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