Online Courses and ICT in Education: Emerging Practices and Applications

Online Courses and ICT in Education: Emerging Practices and Applications

Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Release Date: November, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 468
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-150-8
ISBN13: 9781609601508|ISBN10: 1609601505|EISBN13: 9781609601522
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Modern education is characterized by continual change, as educators and students engage with new devices, systems, and resources for improving and enhancing teaching and learning.

Online Courses and ICT in Education: Emerging Practices and Applications offers a critical review of current research in technology-supported education, focusing on the development and design of successful education programs, student success factors, and the creation and use of online courses. This work offers solutions, best practices and emerging trends in integrating technology into the traditional and online classroom.

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

  • Computer-based simulation
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Factors influencing students’ decisions to take Web-based courses
  • Online course management systems
  • Online vs. traditional classrooms
  • Self-Regulated Learning
  • Social Web
  • Student success factors
  • Teacher Training
  • Use of technology in urban and rural schools
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This collection of twenty-eight articles on information and communications technologies showcases current scholarship in online education technology and virtual learning environments. Articles address standard academic environments and a variety of specialty professional training applications and individual articles cover such topics as popularization and marketing of web-based courses, increasing female participation in computer-based distance learning, benchmarks for online education standards, distance learning in rural Africa, online delivery of literature and evaluation strategies for online education. ... Contributors are academics from the fields associated with information and communications technologies, education and computer science from a variety of institutions around the world.

– Sci Tech Book News, BookNews.com
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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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