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|Artificial Intelligence Applications in Distance Education
Utku Kose, Durmus Koc.
Though educational methods such as distance and e-learning have addressed our modern, knowledge-based society’s requirement for innovative approaches to performing educational activities, room for improvement still exists.
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Distance Education seeks to examine...
Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines
In recent years, distance education programs have grown to allow greater educational opportunities to a diverse set of learners from all over the world. As remote learning becomes a widespread practice, universities too must adapt to this changing educational landscape.
Critical Examinations of...
Experiences of an Online Doctoral Course in Teacher Education
Despina Varnava-Marouchou, Mark A. Minott.
This chapter outlines the benefits and challenges experienced by two students who had completed an online doctoral programme at a popular United Kingdom university. Benefits include accessing courses from anywhere in the world, engaging in synchronous and asynchronous communication, and the development...
Plagiarism: Catalysts and Not So Simple Solutions
Hakim Usoof, Brian Hudson, Eva Lindgren.
Plagiarism has gained much public attention with media, corporations, and researchers leading the way. The general public’s perception is that plagiarism is a “plague” spreading without control within our educational institutes. Furthermore, a social perception has been created that the Internet is the...
Creating Online Community: Challenges and Solutions
The challenges in creating a collaborative environment for online learning are great. This chapter describes some practical examples of community building in online learning contexts and discusses the effects of such activities. It draws its data from six years of online courses in English at Mid...
Introducing Peer Collaboration in a Networked English Writing Class
This chapter proposes a model of introducing networked peer assessment to an online course. In the organisation background, the benchmark model of peer assessment is introduced in terms of its theoretical and empirical bases. The discussions about Dadaelous Integrated Writing Environment (DIWE) and...
Implementation of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through an On-Line Masters Program
Klara Bolander Laksov, Charlotte Silén, Lena Engqvist Boman.
In this case, the introductory course in an international masters program in medical education (MMedEd) called “Scholarship of Medical Education” is described. Some of the background to why the MMedEd was started and the underlying ideas and principles of the program are provided. The individual...
The Nature of a Successful Online Professional Doctorate
Gordon Joyes, Tony Fisher, Roger Firth, Do Coyle.
This chapter provides a case study of a wholly online professional doctorate in Teacher Education that has been running successfully since 2003 within the School of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. It begins with both the background and context in which the development took place—this...
Secure E-Learning and Cryptography
Wasim A. Al-Hamdani.
This chapter investigates the problem of secure e-learning and the use cryptography algorithms as tools to ensure integrity, confidentiality, non-reputations, authentication, and access control to provide secure knowledge delivery, secure student feedback, and secure assessments. Providing privacy in...
Cases on Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments: Opportunities and Practices
Harrison Hao Yang, Shuyan Wang.
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...
Learning Tools and Teaching Approaches through ICT Advancements
Lawrence A. Tomei.
Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound and lasting difference, especially in the classroom. It can be used to adapt curriculum to diverse learners or to express material in ways not possible prior to the creation of new technologies. Learning Tools and Teaching Applications through...
System and Technology Advancements in Distance Learning
Vive (k) Kumar, Fuhua Lin.
With the ever-increasing usage of distance learning programs in academia, the need for well-designed automated systems has become vital to the success of open and distance education. Practical solutions should be discovered and disseminated to meet the software needs of instructors, academic...
Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning
J. Willems, B. Tynan, R. James.
Even in higher education, the traditional perception of learning is a face to face environment; while distance education is typically thought of as its alternative. However, the continuous expansion of technology has altered this point of view as a more flexible option of education, not an alternative....
Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning
B. Tynan, J. Willems, R. James.
In a contemporary media-rich society, distance education is becoming increasingly indistinguishable from mainstream traditional methods. Contemporary students, too, have greater need than ever before for education that caters to their specific needs and hectic schedules. Outlooks and Opportunities in...
Pedagogical and Andragogical Teaching and Learning with Information Communication Technologies
Victor C. X. Wang, Lesley Farmer, Judith Parker, Pamela M. Golubski.
Pedagogy and andragogy are often treated as separate fields, despite their similarities and shared goal of stimulating learning in individuals to the fullest degree possible. Pedagogical and Andragogical Teaching and Learning with Information Communication Technologies displays that teachers can...
Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Education
Ugur Demiray, Gulsun Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer.
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...
Advancing Education with Information Communication Technologies: Facilitating New Trends
Lawrence A. Tomei.
The world of education has changed drastically in recent years, mostly due in part to the new technologies being developed implemented. Recent technological innovation has altered the way educators approach teaching and learning. New approaches to teaching are inherently important for any teacher...
Transnational Distance Learning and Building New Markets for Universities
When online learning began more than two decades ago, many universities envisioned the creation of international student markets, but this has only recently become a reality. The emergence of a global economy, advances in technology, increased market competition, reduced funding, and the growing desire...