Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications
Release Date: July, 2012. Copyright © 2013. 501 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1936-4, ISBN13: 9781466619364, ISBN10: 1466619368, EISBN13: 9781466619371
Technology-enriched online settings provide new ways to support lifelong learning. Learners can interact with other learners, gain from their experiences, and then construct their own knowledge, be it through Google Docs, online collaborative communities, YouTube, wikis, or blogs.
Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications provides a variety of essential case studies which explore the benefits and pedagogical successes of distance learning, blended learning, collaborative learning environments, computer-supported group-based learning, and professional learning communities. This casebook is an essential resource for educators, instructional designers, trainers, administrators, and researchers working in the areas of online learning and distance learning.
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Michele T. Cole (Robert Morris University, USA), Daniel J. Shelley (Robert Morris University, USA), Louis B. Swartz (Robert Morris University, USA)
Universities are experiencing continued growth in the demand for online course offerings. Increasingly, students expect convenience and ready access. In response, in...
Janette Hughes (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada), Lorayne Robertson (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
In this chapter, the authors focus their attention on the case studies of three beginning teachers and their use of digital storytelling in their preservice educatio...
Jorge Reyna (Artminds Digital Media, Australia)
It has been determined that students at the School of Education, University of Western Sydney (UWS) are widely spread throughout the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) reg...
Irja Leppisaari (Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, Finland), Riina Kleimola (Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, Finland), Markus Maunula (Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, Finland), Tuula Hohenthal (Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, Finland)
Working life should be more actively integrated in higher education as a partner in education design. The e-Learning of the Future project (2009–2012, ERDF) meets wo...
Chareen Snelson (Boise State University, USA)
This chapter presents a case study of the author’s work developing and teaching an online course called YouTube for Educators, which is offered as an elective in an...
- Blended Learning
- Collaborative learning environments
- Computer-Supported Group-Based Learning
- Course Management Systems
- Digital Literacy
- Distance Education
- Lecture Capture Learning Tools
- Professional Learning Communities
- Social Networks and Web 2.0
- Teacher Education