New PDF release: Encyclopedia of distance learning

By Patricia L. Rogers, Gary A. Berg, Judith V. Boettecher, Caroline Howard, Lorraine Justice, Karen Schenk, Patricia L. Rogers, Gary A. Berg, Judith V. Boettecher, Caroline Howard, Lorraine Justice, Karen Schenk

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ISBN-13: 9781591405542

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The thoughts in laptop and communications applied sciences mixed with on-going must carry teaching programs to scholars despite their actual destinations, have result in the innovation of distance teaching programs and applied sciences. to maintain with fresh advancements in either parts of applied sciences and methods with regards to distance education schemes, educators, directors, and researchers are in consistent wishes of studying approximately concerns, suggestions, and demanding situations of those applied sciences.

The Encyclopedia of Distance studying, moment variation bargains the main complete insurance of the problems, suggestions, tendencies, and applied sciences of distance studying. enormous quantities of foreign members have supplied huge insurance of issues akin to crew education, getting access to schooling, electronic divide, and the evolution of distance and on-line schooling right into a multibillion buck firm, which has been completely tested during this 4-volume set encyclopedia. each one quantity is edited by way of a number one foreign expert(s) with a protracted record of contributions concentrating on the subject matter of the amount. This authoritative 4-volume encyclopedia is taken into account the key reference resource for the most recent figuring out, discoveries, and learn within the box of distance studying.

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The telecommuting literature lists many advantages and disadvantages for the telecommuter (see, for example, Ford & McLaughlin, 1995; Hiltz, 1997; Mokhtarian & Salomon, 1994; Turban & Wang, 1995). The advantages are mostly in travel, flexibility and convenience, transport costs, and control over one’s working environment, while the disadvantages centre on isolation and lack of social and professional contact with one’s colleagues, exploitation of the individual, and whether the home is suitable for working.

Another area still not clear to everyone working in this area, but beginning to appear in some of the papers in this volume, is that we need better versions of the technology that support more efficient communications for learning. This is contrasted to just supporting administrative needs of institutions, which seems to be the current characteristic of most of the commercial products in this field. Many insights in this area are available in the literature on R&D in this field but have not made their way into available systems except perhaps for the work in such open source efforts like Moodle.

This was the “Tools for the enhancement and evaluation of a “virtual classroom™” which was given support at 1986 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Hiltz, 1994). g. ). Most online course sections were matched with the same face to face version of the course by the same instructor with the same syllabus and final exam. The results were that there was NO DIFFERENCE in any matched pair with respect to grades and exams, except in the one computer science programming course where the online students did significantly better (Hiltz, 1994).

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