Student Support Toward Self-Directed Learning in Open and Distributed Environments

Student Support Toward Self-Directed Learning in Open and Distributed Environments

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Release Date: June, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 321
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9316-4
ISBN13: 9781522593164|ISBN10: 1522593160|EISBN13: 9781522593188
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Description:

Globally, universities are challenged to deliver quality learning programs and are forced to respond in a meaningful way. These challenges have led to universities experiencing an increase in self-directed learning by using technologies in teaching and learning modes of delivery for open and distributed environments.

Student Support Toward Self-Directed Learning in Open and Distributed Environments is a comprehensive scholarly book that combines theory and practice, reflecting on the dimensions of pedagogical strategies and programs that support student success at primary, secondary, and higher education institutions. It covers the current debates pertaining to student support academically, emotionally, financially, and administratively, along with new kinds of strategies to support the learner through digital technologies. Featuring a wide array of topics including digitalized citizenship, e-learning, and special education, this book is essential for professionals, researchers, educators, administrators, teacher educators, academicians, and instructional designers.

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

  • Blended-Distance Learning
  • Digital Pedagogies
  • Digitalized Citizenship
  • Distributed Environments
  • E-Assessment
  • E-Learning
  • Pedagogical Strategies
  • Plagiarism
  • Self-directed Learning
  • Special Education
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Micheal M. van Wyk is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies, College of Education, University of South Africa. Currently a National Research Foundation researcher in Economics education. Published more than 57 research articles in accredited international and South African journals. Supervised 14 doctoral and 24 masters’ degree students. Awarded the Chancellors’ 2013 Award for Excellence in Research at the University of South Africa. Received an award for Outstanding Education Research Paper (International conference, Dublin-Ireland, 2010). Prof van Wyk is an international reviewer for several international journals as well for South African journals. Serves on various International Academic Boards of journals. Co-published in academic textbooks entitled: Schooling, Society and Inclusive Education (2014), Educational Research: an African approach (2015) and Teaching Economic and Management Science in the Senior Phase (2016) with Oxford University Press. Founder and Editor-in-chief for African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum. Research interests are technology-integrated teaching strategies, social entrepreneurship, and economics education.

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