Cases on Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments: Opportunities and Practices
Release Date: July, 2012. Copyright © 2013. 454 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1930-2, ISBN13: 9781466619302, ISBN10: 1466619309, EISBN13: 9781466619319
Today, the online sphere is no longer just an information repository or a place to search for resources. It has become instead a place supporting both intentional and non-intentional learning. Intentional, formal learning, often leads to certification, whereas informal learning is unstructured and takes place as part of daily work-related or leisure activities.
Cases on Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments: Opportunities and Practices brings together cases outlining the practical aspect of formal, non-formal, and informal online learning. This book introduces conceptual aspects of these types of learning, knowledge-base, new learning paradigms, policy implications, evaluation and concerns, design, and development of online learning.
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Melissa L. Johnson (University of Florida, USA), Laura Pasquini (University of North Texas, USA), Michelle R. Rodems (University of Louisville, USA)
This case study, an honors first year seminar from the University of Florida, USA, demonstrates the benefits and challenges of these developments in education. The c...
Maria Elena Aramendia-Muneta (Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain), Juan Ramón Galarza-Lanz (Interbabel S.L., Spain), Marta Mañas-Larraz (Iturbrok S.L., Spain)
Its main goal is teaching English, German, and Spanish, and gaining knowledge about the country that the project participant intends to visit. The products and infor...
Mary Leigh Morbey (York University, Canada), Lourdes Villamor (George Brown College, Canada), Maureen Muwanga Senoga (Kyambogo University, Uganda), Jane A. Griffith (York University, Canada)
Web 2.0 is currently pressing how museums represent themselves and educate their patrons. Major Western national museums increasingly desire such engagements, mergin...
Annika Maschwitz (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany), Sebastian Vogt (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany), Anke Hanft (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany), Olaf Zawacki-Richter (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
Based on the “learning by designing” approach, this chapter illustrates how media competence can be developed, what didactic design is necessary, and what features t...
Goki Miyakita (Keio University, Japan), Yumiko Murai (Columbia University, USA), Takashi Tomine (Keio University, Japan), Keiko Okawa (Keio University, Japan)
This chapter proposes a new learning infrastructure of performing arts education called Global Theatre. Global Theatre connects students and theatres over the Intern...
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Yang (curriculum and instruction, Central China Normal U. and State U. of New York at Oswego) and Wang (curriculum, instruction, and special education, U. of Southern Mississippi) collect 19 cases relating practices and research on different formal and informal e-learning environments, for educators, trainers, administrators, and researchers in disciplines from education to instructional technology to computer science. Researchers working in education, technology, and other fields in the US, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Uganda cover network and learning communities, professional and disciplinary implementations, and the pedagogical design and implications of e-learning environments. Specific topics include the use of social media to create personal learning networks and a sense of belonging in off-campus students, connecting first year students to informal and formal learning experiences, an online platform to promote mobility, computer-mediated communication between second language students, blended storytelling with technology in the professional development of police officers, the experiences of homeschooling families with online math instruction, an interactive trivia game for training football referees, digital technology and contextual learning in museums, the use of Web 2.0 tools in a course on the role of gender in models of health care leadership, the use of Twitter chat, and an online theatre learning environment.
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- Blended Learning
- Collaborative learning environments
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Computer-Supported Group-Based Learning
- Contextual Learning
- Distance Education
- Formal, Non-Formal, and Informal E- Learning
- Integrative Language and Culture Learning
- Personal Learning Networks
- Virtual learning environments
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