Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching

Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching

Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Release Date: September, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 470
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-824-6
ISBN13: 9781605668246|ISBN10: 1605668249|EISBN13: 9781605668253
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Description:

Adult students demand a wider variety of instructional strategies that encompass real-world, interactive, cooperative, and discovery learning experiences.

Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching explores how technology impacts the process of devising instructional plans as well as learning itself in adult students. Containing research from leading international experts, this publication proposes realistic and accurate archetypes to assist educators in incorporating state-of-the-art technologies into online instruction.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Allagegogy and the distance learner
  • Andragogy and the adult learner
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Conventional assessment
  • Designing online education
  • Technology and distance learning
  • Technology-based teaching
  • Text-based resources
  • Virtual assessment
  • Visual-based resources
  • Web-Based Resources
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This text proposes a new paradigm for designing, developing, implementing, and assessed technology-based instruction. It addresses three target populations of today's learner: traditional, adult, and distance education.

– Lawrence A. Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA
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Editor/Author Biographies
Lawrence A. Tomei is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and a professor in education at Robert Morris University. Born in Akron, Ohio, he earned a BSBA from the University of Akron (1972) and entered the US Air Force, serving until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. Dr. Tomei completed his MPA and MEd at the University of Oklahoma (1975, 1978) and EdD from USC (1983). His articles and books on instructional technology include: Professional Portfolios for Teachers (1999), Teaching Digitally: Integrating Technology Into the Classroom (2001), Technology Facade (2002), Challenges of Teaching with Technology Across the Curriculum (2003), and Taxonomy for the Technology Domain (2005).
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