Revolutionizing Education through Web-Based Instruction

Revolutionizing Education through Web-Based Instruction

Mahesh Raisinghani (Texas Woman's University, USA)
Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 391
ISBN13: 9781466699328|ISBN10: 1466699329|EISBN13: 9781466699335|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9932-8


The proliferation of technology has affected all aspects of human life, yet the continuing possibilities of their effects on education have yet to be fully explored. When viewed separately, one may believe that only paltry solutions can be wrought from online and web-based education; however, when applied and studied in a dynamic, interactive sense, these advancements may alter the very notion of learning and education.

Revolutionizing Education through Web-Based Instruction is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary exploration of the emerging digital opportunities available to educators. This book presents contemporary theoretical frameworks as well as practical research findings that support the use of these new computer-assisted teaching techniques. The myriad of research-based topics featured in this book allow for a thorough, diverse discussion about education, technology, and the intersection therein. This title is an invaluable resource for instructors, students of education, and researchers and professionals in the fields of knowledge management.

Topics Covered

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

  • Climate Change
  • Community-Based Development
  • E-Learning Portals
  • Hypermedia Systems
  • Knowledge Systems
  • Mobile Education
  • MOOCs
  • PLE Management
  • STEM E-Learning
  • Synthetic Sensors

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Mahesh Raisinghani presents readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles focused on the contemporary and emerging uses of web-based instruction and technology to drive global advances in education. The seventeen contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the implementation of web-based learning and teaching using mobile technology, improving the educational effectiveness of MOOC’s through web-based communication technology, exploring the role of web-based learning in global education, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

– ProtoView Reviews

This title provides a great many strategies and ideas that will support the online teacher and learner. Recommended particularly for academic libraries that support education degrees, especially those with instructional technology and online pedagogical features.

– Megan W. Lowe, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Louisiana at Monroe, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mahesh Raisinghani’s teaching philosophy is based on active learning principles and he strongly believes in the following words of William Arthur Ward: "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." He is Professor in the Executive MBA program at the TWU School of Management. Dr. Raisinghani was awarded the 2015 Distinction in Distance Education award, the 2008 Excellence in Research & Scholarship award and the 2007 G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship in Higher Education Administration. He has edited eight books and he has published over hundred manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, conferences, and book series and has consulted for a variety of public and private organizations on IT management and applications. Dr. Raisinghani serves as the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Web based Learning and Teaching Technologies; on the board of Global IT Management Association; an advisor to the National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at TWU; and as an advisory board member of Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the World Affairs Council. He is included in the millennium edition of Who's Who in the World, Who's Who among Professionals, Who's Who among America's Teachers and Who's Who in Information Technology.