Accessibility: From Global Policies to Glocal Cyber Transparency in E-Learning

Accessibility: From Global Policies to Glocal Cyber Transparency in E-Learning

Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey) and T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8844-5.ch002
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Distance experts specializes in the theory of learning and the design of online learning systems from global policies to glocal (global + local) cyber transparency Therefore, a distance experts must be adept at modeling and analyzing problem, and also must be able to design solutions and verify that they are correct that problem solving requires precision, creativity, and careful reasoning. Many problems in communication, education, science, engineering, health care, business, and other areas can be solved effectively with accessibility, but finding a solution requires both expertise and knowledge of the particular application domain. Thus, accessibility often becomes proficient in other subjects that distance learning can combine with in any discipline or industry because the accessibility opportunities for glocal cyber transparency transfer easily to many areas. Mathematicians, scientists and engineers all utilize distance education, but those who work in business, medicine, the humanities, law and education regularly employ the tenets of distance experts as well. In short, common tasks of accessibility include designing and implementing software, creating new uses for technologies, developing solutions to learning problems, and planning management infrastructures. The ability of distance learner in glocal world to adapt to new global policies is inevitably critical.
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E- Learning Environment

An E-Learning Environment (ELE) or E-Learning Environments (ELEs) is one of the most popular phrase. There are other similar concepts, which derive from ELEs, such as online learning, open and distance learning (ODL), distance learning environments, telematics learning environments, distributed learning environments, e-learning and also virtual campus. ELE is a dynamic elearning platform on the Internet-based system. This platform provides individuals for accessing glocal (global + local = glocal) resources and for communicating with external people and societies flexibly. An ELE, therefore, is a pedagogical, psychological, social, psychical place or community established especially for both synchronous and asynchronous collaborative interaction, and learning activities. In short, ELEs provide interactive, open and flexible resources for distance formal, informal and nonformal learners at any time and any place.

There are several open source and proprietary ELEs available for use. Any ELE have three crucial components of any learning environment, which are defined on an inter-disciplinary (Figure 1):

Figure 1.

Three crucial components of ELEs

  • 1.

    Pedagogical Functions: Learning activities, teaching situations, learning materials, tutoring and support, evaluation, etc.;

  • 2.

    Appropriate Technologies: How the selected tools are connected with the pedagogical model; and

  • 3.

    Social Organization of Learning: Time, place, and community.

Developing and delivering an ELE environment should have these following phrases:

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