Delivering Learning on the Net: The Why, what & how of Online Education

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Education - 181 pages
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As online education becomes more familiar, so the reality of using it in teaching and learning has moved beyond the realm of the specialist. Pedagogy and best practice
Delivering Learning on the Net explores the reality of online education today. Martin Weller chaired the groundbreaking Open University course You, Your computer and the Net, which is now the largest for-credit online course in Europe. Based on this and his experiences elsewhere, the book is a comprehensive resource grounded in practical reality as well as in research. Key issues covered include:
*the Net and its relation to education;
*developing and implementing online courses;
*the key issues surrounding online education.
Teachers, trainers, technologists, administrators and decision-makers working in higher and further education will all find much of value in this book.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Why the Net is significant
5
2 Exploring some of the elearning myths
19
3 Lessons from ecommerce
36
4 Motivations for adopting the Net
50
5 Pedagogies for online teaching
64
6 Communication
80
7 New working methods
97
8 Assessment
116
9 Technology and media
130
10 A framework for classifying online courses
145
11 Birth of the new
162
References
174
Index
179
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Martin Weller is a lecturer and online course developer at the Open University in the UK., and also a consultant specializing in web-based training.

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