Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E-Learning Implementation

Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E-Learning Implementation

Badrul H. Khan (McWeadon Education, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 341
ISBN13: 9781522504665|ISBN10: 1522504664|EISBN13: 9781522504672|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0466-5

Description

It is not enough for an instructor to merely present facts to their students; the presentation of information must be made accessible and understandable in the context of the student. As communication technologies become more widely available, traditional educational institutions are no longer the only source of information. What is now necessary is to reconsider what makes for meaningful education and apply those practices to digital natives.

Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E-Learning Implementation evaluates the means by which online education can be improved and systematically integrated more fluidly into traditional learning settings, with special focus on the ethical, pedagogical, and design aspects of building online courses. This publication aims to elucidate the rewards and follies of online education for educators, administrators, programmers, designers, and students of education.

Topics Covered

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

  • Blended Learning Environments
  • Distributed Online Collaborative Courses (DOCCs)
  • Educational Simulations
  • Faculty Development
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Learning Evaluations
  • Social Media Interactions
  • Work-Integrated-Learning C

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors to this book include researchers and practitioners in online learning, computing education, distance education, higher education, ICT, and management information systems. In the book’s 15 chapters, they describe the latest developments in e-learning in open and distributed learning environments, looking at elements such as digital pedagogy, administrative models, technological advancements, user-interface design, usability, and MOOCs. Some specific subjects explored are media-based learning, blended learning environments, evaluation of mobile learning, and student interactions in online discussion forums. Further topics include MOOCs and crowdsourcing, and 3D medical equipment simulations in biomedical engineering courses. The book includes b&w photos, illustrations, screen shots, and process diagrams.

– ProtoView Reviews

One word in the book’s title stands out: meaningful. While the accessibility of online education has certainly helped the masses access education in ways that they have not accessed education before, the quality and reliability of that education should be as close to face-to-face educational experiences as is possible. One of the fundamental problems in evaluating education, and especially online education, is assessing the effectiveness of the education from the perspective of the student. This assessment is especially rare but necessary in MOOCs, where students are only tangentially formally enrolled and have little, if any, opportunity to provide feedback to the course instructors.

Overall, Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E-Learning Implementation is a useful resource in a fluid world of changing online education. This book is recommended for academic libraries and professional development collections

– Sara Mofford

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Badrul H. Khan, Ph.D., is a world-renowned speaker, author, educator and consultant in the field of e-learning and educational technology. Professor Khan has the credit of first coining the phrase Web based instruction and popularizing the concept through his 1997 best-selling Web-Based Instruction book which paved the way for the new field of e-learning. Known as a founder of modern e-learning, Dr. Khan has been honored with many awards and worldwide acclamation throughout his career. In recognition of his unique contribution to the field of e-learning coupled with his services to worldwide e-learning communities, Egyptian E-Learning University Council on August 13, 2012 appointed Dr. Badrul Khan as an honorary distinguished professor of e-learning. Professor Khan is a United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee.

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