Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Education: Models for Distance Education

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Demiray, Ugur
IGI Global, Sep 30, 2011 - Education - 320 pages
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One of the ways in which distance education is capable of reaching online learners is the basis and method of meta-communication. Therefore, it is important to understand how to design reflective online conversations and how to implement a diverse milieu for prospective online learners so that they are able to transfer their information, knowledge, and learning from theoretical forms to real life experiences.

Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Educations discusses the potential of meta-communication models for building and managing reflective online conversations among distance learners. This book unites models for meta-communication, distance education, and reflective online conversations and can serve as a course supplement for studies in distance education, online education, reflective online education, and meta-communication.

 

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Contents

Promoting Critical Thinking Skills in Language Education through Online Discussions
1
Building a Theoretical Background for Distance Education
23
The MetaCommunicative Yet Dancing Pink Elephants in the Online Multicultural Teacher Education Classroom
40
An Online Conversation among Southeast Asian Higher Education Institutions and Its Observed Oppressions
59
Section 2
75
Avatar Manager and Student Reflective Conversations as the Base for Describing MetaCommunication Model
76
Science for All through Reflective Interactions
102
Multimodal Communication
119
The Cultural Aspects of ELearning and the Effects of Online Communication
184
A Global Conversation on Effective Technology Integration in Education
205
Knowledge Is Infinity Language is Limit
219
Section 4
232
Technology Supported Assessment in Distance Education
233
Meta Communication Concept and the Role of Mass Media in Knowledge Building Process for Distance Education
249
Adding SelfDiscovery Learning to Live Online Conferences
265
Online Education
282

Building Knowledge through Dynamic MetaCommunication
135
Section 3
148
Designing Asynchronous Message Board Assignments for Deep Learning Discourse
149
Metaphors in MetaCommunication
171

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Ugur Demiray received his BA in Media Studies from Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. He also received his Ph.D from Anadolu University's Social Sciences Graduate Institution, Department of Educational Communication. He is currently working for the Anadolu University. His research in distance education is applied at Anadolu University, the Ministry of Education, and by other universities in Turkey. He is interested in changing ethical behaviors around the world by inserting technological developments to the educational field, especially within distance education applications, for 3 years. He is also interested in the profile of DE students and the relationship between graduates and the job market. He has extensive experience in publishing articles on the topic of distance education, including articles within Anadolu University's Turkish Online Journal for Distance Education (TOJDE).

Gulsun Kurubacak is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education of Anadolu University. She undertook graduate studies at Anadolu University, Turkey (MA. Educational Technology) and the University of Cincinnati, USA (Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction), and also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the College of Education at New Mexico State University, USA (2001-2002). She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies, and also an undergraduate student in the Computer Engineering at the College of Informatics Technologies and Engineering of Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turk-Kazakhstani University. Dr. Kurubacak has over twenty-five years experience in focusing on the democratic and multicultural aspects of distance education; finding new answers, viewpoints, and explanations to online communication problems through critical pedagogy; and improving learner critical thinking skills through project-based online learning. She continues to manage and provide pedagogical support for distance learning programs.

T. Volkan Yuzer is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education, Anadolu University, Turkey. His research interests are new communication technologies, synchronous, asynchronous, and interactive communications, and transformative learning milieus in distance and online education. He has over fifteen years experience in exploring additional distance learning media and providing communication and technological support for distance learning programs as well as developing online learning courses. He has participated in projects related to distance learning, online synchronous learning, and the virtual classroom. [Editor]

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