Reviews and Testimonials
This is a really useful and wide ranging collection of chapters authored by those very much at the virtual classroom interface", that is everyday teachers in Higher Education who are attempting to realise the potential offered by ELearning. Within their accounts can be found some wonderful insights into what works and what does not. Readers will also find this collection a rich resource of ideas to be mined repeatedly as a reader's own practice changes and devlopes."
– Dr. John Bernardes, The University of Wolverhampton, UK
A book that you will keep referring to when dealing with the myriad of issues surrounding the use of technology to support learning and teaching. An invaluable reference for teaching and support staff.
– Helen Carter, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Australia
This book offers a useful introduction to the challenges and opportunities involved in integrating technology applications into higher-education contexts. The combined research and focus make it useful for instructors, researchers, technology-support staff, and administrators in a variety of higher-education and adult-education contexts.
– Adult Education Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 4, (August 2007)
Their nineteen contributions are well planned, well developed, well written - and, between them, they cover a lot of ground of interest to secondary and post-secondary teachers as well as to those in universities.
– British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (2007)
Author(s)/Editor(s) BiographyJohn O’Donoghue initially taught in a social priority area school, moving later to post graduate lecturing, advising and consultancy for both initial teaching training and education departments and more recently a within a National ICT Research Unit. He has held the position of chair and president of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and has hosted a number of regional, national and international conferences. O’Donoghue has held honorary research fellowships at universities across the globe. He now holds a visiting research fellowship at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Currently, Professor O'Donoghue was appointed Professor of Learning and Technology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. O’Donoghue was previously a Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Wolverhampton. He is also a consultant and an advocate of the “global classroom”. He sits on a number of review, editorial and programme committees.
Recently, the Shrewsbury Chronicle (August 31, 2006 edition), UK,did a feature on Professor O'Donoghue as he moved to the University of Central Lancashire. The article also highlighted his book, Technology Supported Learning and Teaching: A Staff Perspective.
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