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|Pedagogical Considerations and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning on the Web
As new and emerging technologies continue to become more familiar to educators and the education system, the vast opportunities for web-based learning has transformed the ideals of the traditional classroom.
Pedagogical Considerations and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning on the Web...
Assessment and Evaluation of Time Factors in Online Teaching and Learning
Elena Barbera, Peter Reimann.
For online learning and other forms of distance learning, time management is vital. As a recognized social asset, time constitutes a consistent and complete new approach to online higher education.
Assessment and Evaluation of Time Factors in Online Teaching and Learning combines empirical and...
Listening Tests: Pearson’s MyLab in Teaching Communication and Spanish
Joan E. Aitken, Andrew D. Wolvin, Roy M. Berko.
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the use of technology in providing listening tests for the basic communication course. Because of experience with Pearson publishing’s MySpanishLab, the authors developed a series of 16 listening tests through the Pearson MyCommunicationLab for the textbook...
Tracing Online Lecturer Orchestration of Multiple Roles and Scaffolds over Time
Bronwen Cowie, Elaine Khoo.
The chapter focuses on how time and the temporal aspects of the affordances and constraints of the online environment can be leveraged as a resource in online learning community development. It provides an analytical case study account of the experiences of a lecturer and his students in a fully online...
Time and the Working Online Learner
This chapter explores the issues surrounding the time use of the internationally located postgraduate distance learner who combines study with a home life and employment. It considers the nature of these students as distinct from other students within higher education and the factors that combine to...
E-Learning, Mobility, and Time: A Psychological Framework
Melody M. Terras, Judith Ramsay.
Psychological theory and research has contributed to the characterisation and resolution of numerous applied problems in educational and technological contexts. In this chapter, the authors consider psychological theory and research concerning time and discuss how it can inform the understanding of the...
Temporal Flexibility in Online University Courses in Spain and Australia
Elena Barberà, Marc Clarà, Patrick A. Danaher, Henriette van Rensburg.
Temporal flexibility in learning is one of the main promises and advantages of online learning, as well as one of its most important characteristics. This advantage has been widely exploited by institutions, which offer several degrees online or constitute themselves fully online. Although it is clear...
Online Tutor 2.0: Methodologies and Case Studies for Successful Learning
Francisco José García-Peñalvo, Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo.
After centuries of rethinking education and learning, the current theory is based on technology’s approach to and affect on the planned interaction between knowledge trainers and trainees.
Online Tutor 2.0: Methodologies and Case Studies for Successful Learning demonstrates, through the exposure of...
Learning Languages via Social Networking Sites
This chapter reports on a study of seven learners who logged their experiences on the language learning social networking site Livemocha over a period of three months. The features of the site are described and the likelihood of their future success is considered. The learners were introduced to the...
Assessing Learning with Web 2.0 Tools: Lessons Learned from a Portuguese Initiative
Clara Pereira Coutinho.
The emergence of new skills to better fit the networked information economy presses higher education institutions to invest in digitally rich environments that allow learning to be personalized, taking place in multiple locations and at time that suits the learner. Social Web tools prioritize...
Building a Model for Online Distance Courses through Social Media and Networks
This chapter describes the affordances of social media and networks for online Elementary German courses that have been taught at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) since 2010. These online courses were created to provide students the opportunity to take Elementary German as part of the language...
The Application of Affective Computing Technology to E-Learning
Nik Thompson, Tanya Jane McGill.
This chapter discusses the domain of affective computing and reviews the area of affective tutoring systems: e-learning applications that possess the ability to detect and appropriately respond to the affective state of the learner. A significant proportion of human communication is non-verbal or...
E-Learning Readiness and the Effects of Organizational Culture
Seyed Yaghoub Hosseini, Khodakaram Salimifard, Shahrbanoo Yadollahi.
Electronic readiness is an important issue in developing organizational e-learning. It focuses on organizational capabilities and capacities to use electronic resources in the learning process. Organizational culture is an important factor in successful e-learning readiness. This research is aimed to...
A Software Platform for Enhancing Integrity in Online Testing
This chapter describes a software platform that is designed to facilitate the integrity of Web-based exams and assessments. The purpose of the chapter is to share the success of the approach and to promote its further development and use in the e-learning environment. The custom software application...
E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis
Vaiva Zuzeviciute, Edita Butrime, Daiva Vitkute-Adžgauskiene, Vladislav Vladimirovich Fomin, Kathy Kikis-Papadakis.
Information and communication technologies play a crucial role in a number of modern industries. Among these, education has perhaps seen the greatest increases in efficiency and availability through Internet-based technologies.
E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis...