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Connecting with E-learning


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e-Learning is rapidly becoming a key component of campus-based education as well as a cornerstone of distance learning. However, it remains challenging for most teachers in higher and further education. There are four major reasons for this:

  • Learners increasingly expect effective application of technologies; this can be intimidating to teachers/lecturers who are novices at using these technologies themselves.
  • Already under pressure for time, teachers need to understand how to design an appropriate blend of online and offline, otherwise their learners may end up working unproductively and unhappily.
  • Courses need to be sustainable, so that learning materials can be easily generated, stored, retrieved and repurposed.
  • Teachers/lecturers are understandably uncertain about how to invest their time and effort in a fast-moving field.

This exciting series provides relevant guides for both newcomers to teaching in higher and further education and experienced teachers/lecturers developing their practice online. With practical, accessible advice that draws on recent research and the experiences of expert practitioners, each book is relevant to teachers and lecturers worldwide.

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Evaluating e-Learning: Guiding Research and Practice

Evaluating e-Learning: Guiding Research and Practice

1st Edition

Rob Phillips, Carmel McNaught, Gregor Kennedy
July 20, 2011

How can novice e-learning researchers and postgraduate learners develop rigorous plans to study the effectiveness of technology-enhanced learning environments? How can practitioners gather and portray evidence of the impact of e-learning? How can the average educator who teaches online, without...

The Power of Role-based e-Learning: Designing and Moderating Online Role Play

The Power of Role-based e-Learning: Designing and Moderating Online Role Play

1st Edition

Sandra Wills, Elyssebeth Leigh, Albert Ip
November 18, 2010

Written for educators seeking to engage students in collaboration and communication about authentic scenarios, The Power of Role-Based e-Learning offers helpful, accessible advice on the practice and research needed to design online role play. Drawing on the experiences of world-leading...

A Guide to Authentic e-Learning

A Guide to Authentic e-Learning

1st Edition

Jan Herrington, Thomas C. Reeves, Ron Oliver
December 01, 2009

Part of the groundbreaking Connecting with e-Learning series, A Guide to Authentic e-Learning provides effective, working examples to engage learners with authentic tasks in online settings. As technology continues to open up possibilities for innovative and effective teaching and learning...

preparing for blended e-learning

preparing for blended e-learning

1st Edition

Allison Littlejohn, Chris Pegler
April 26, 2007

Blended and online learning skills are rapidly becoming essential for effective teaching and learning in universities and colleges. Covering theory where useful but maintaining an emphasis on practice, this book provides teachers and lecturers with an accessible introduction to e-learning....

The Educational Potential of e-Portfolios: Supporting Personal Development and Reflective Learning

The Educational Potential of e-Portfolios: Supporting Personal Development and Reflective Learning

1st Edition

Lorraine Stefani, Robin Mason, Chris Pegler
April 20, 2007

E-portfolios are a valuable learning and assessment tool.  They can serve as an administrative tool to manage and organise work, to present course assignments and act as the medium for learners to record their learning goals, outcomes and achievements. They encourage personal...

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