Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Education

Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Education

Ugur Demiray (Anadolu University, Turkey), Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey) and T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey)
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Release Date: September, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 320
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-071-2
ISBN13: 9781613500712|ISBN10: 1613500718|EISBN13: 9781613500729
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Description:

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 able to transfer their information, knowledge, and learning from theoretical forms to real life experiences.

Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Educations discusses the potential of meta-communication models for building and managing reflective online conversations among distance learners. This book unites models for meta-communication, distance education, and reflective online conversations and can serve as a course supplement for studies in distance education, online education, reflective online education, and meta-communication.

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

  • Communication Patterns and Reflective Interactions
  • Course Assessment and Evaluation
  • Dynamics of Knowledge Building and Meta-Communication
  • Elements of Online Course Development Strategy
  • Knowledge Building and the “Communication”
  • Meta-Communication Concept
  • Online Learning Activities and Resources
  • Thinking Skills and Communicating Online
Reviews & Statements

I commend this book for illustrating the considerable diversity of expectations and practice of online learning. All readers who are involved in e-learning will find much here that they can juxtapose with their own experience in building better practices for the future.

– Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
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Editor/Author Biographies
Ugur Demiray received his BA in Media Studies from Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. He also received his Ph.D from Anadolu University's Social Sciences Graduate Institution, Department of Educational Communication. He is currently working for the Anadolu University. His research in distance education is applied at Anadolu University, the Ministry of Education, and by other universities in Turkey. He is interested in changing ethical behaviors around the world by inserting technological developments to the educational field, especially within distance education applications, for 3 years. He is also interested in the profile of DE students and the relationship between graduates and the job market. He has extensive experience in publishing articles on the topic of distance education, including articles within Anadolu University's Turkish Online Journal for Distance Education (TOJDE).
Gulsun Kurubacak is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education of Anadolu University. She undertook graduate studies at Anadolu University, Turkey (MA. Educational Technology) and the University of Cincinnati, USA (Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction), and also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the College of Education at New Mexico State University, USA (2001-2002). She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies, and also an undergraduate student in the Computer Engineering at the College of Informatics Technologies and Engineering of Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turk-Kazakhstani University. Dr. Kurubacak has over twenty-five years experience in focusing on the democratic and multicultural aspects of distance education; finding new answers, viewpoints, and explanations to online communication problems through critical pedagogy; and improving learner critical thinking skills through project-based online learning. She continues to manage and provide pedagogical support for distance learning programs.
T. Volkan Yuzer is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education, Anadolu University, Turkey. His research interests are new communication technologies, synchronous, asynchronous, and interactive communications, and transformative learning milieus in distance and online education. He has over fifteen years experience in exploring additional distance learning media and providing communication and technological support for distance learning programs as well as developing online learning courses. He has participated in projects related to distance learning, online synchronous learning, and the virtual classroom.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Shalian Hai-Jew, Kansas State University, USA
  • Santosh Panda, Indira Ghandi National Open University, India
  • Alexander G. Flor, University of the Philippine, Philippines
  • Christine Clark, University of Nevada, USA
  • Melanie Shaw, Northcentral University, USA
  • Mary Beth Klinger, College of Southern Maryland, USA
  • Teresa Coffman, University of Mary Washington, USA
  • Vardan Mkrttchian, HHH University, Australia
  • H. Prentice Baptiste, NMSU, USA
  • Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi, Turkey
  • Pradeep Kumar Misra, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, India
  • Amani Hamdan, Saudi Arabia
  • Dele Braimoh, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Figen Kilic, Mersin University, Turkey