ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction

ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction

Elspeth McKay (RMIT University, Australia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 299
ISBN13: 9781466636491|ISBN10: 1466636491|EISBN13: 9781466636507|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3649-1

Description

ICT tools and the digital age continue to redefine teaching strategies for both the corporate sector and educational institutions. These teaching environments have enabled openness and interaction in order to teach communities to flourish.

ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction provides approaches on adopting interactive web tools that promote effective human-computer interaction in educational practices. This book is a vital tool for educational technology practitioners and researchers interested in incorporating e-learning practices in the education sector.

Topics Covered

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

  • Collaborative Learning through HCI
  • Educational Training and Design
  • Enhancing E-Learning
  • Online learning environment
  • Social Media as a Tool for Learning
  • Web 2.0
  • Web-Mediated Education

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor McKay (RMIT U., Australia) and 30 contributors examine and explain approaches used in bringing interactive web tools that enhance human-computer interaction in education. Intended for education technology professionals and researchers concerned with integrating e-learning into the education arena, the book covers a variety of topics, including: social media as a tool for learning, online learning, bringing Web 2.0 into the learning environment, networked learning and teaching for international work integrated learning, and a case study on designing experiential learning activities in virtual worlds.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

This volume is intended to build upon the 2007 title by Premier Reference Source, Enhancing Learning through Human Computer Interaction, expanding the ideas to today’s technologies of Web 2.0. The preface sets the stage well, offering an overview and introduction to the topics presented, including a list of terminology. [...] Each chapter includes as well a list of references and additional readings for further knowledge. This volume is of use to educators, instructional designers, and administrators who wish to integrate additional ways to reach learners.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

Readers will find insightful academic essays that will assist them in their professional development as educators in a virtual context. The essays are based on data acquired through rigorous research. The uniqueness of each case study requires the reader to actively sift universals from particulars in order to determine what information may assist them in their own work, and the technical nature of the book will require non-experts to familiarize themselves with much of the vocabulary.

– Brian LePort, Western Seminary (USA), Journal of Reflective Teaching

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Elspeth McKay has a mix of experience that involves 2 decades as a business sector trainer, university lecturer, and full-time researcher of online learning and interactive courseware development. Her research projects involve the design and development of interactive e-Learning systems. Her work concentrates on seeking out innovative ways to enhance opportunities for the special requirements of vocational rehabilitation for disabled members of the community. Dr. McKay’s research themes include cognitive performance measurement for assessing readiness for returning to study/retraining that create effective instructional strategies for life-long learning. Her enthusiasm for including the richness of the human-dimension within an information and communications technology (ICT) framework, continues to promote effective use of human computer interaction (HCI) in an educational/corporate training context.

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