This internationally respected series features invaluable contributions from the world's leading experts in the field of online learning. It offers a combination of innovative research and practical advice, offering valuable insights into the comprehensive process of developing, teaching, learning, and managing online and distance learning materials.
Online Education Using Learning Objects
Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning: Models, Policies and Research
Students' Experiences of e-Learning in Higher Education: The Ecology of Sustainable Innovation
Distance and Blended Learning in Asia
Reconsidering Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World: Meeting Students' Learning Needs
Contemporary Perspectives in E-Learning Research: Themes, Methods and Impact on Practice
September 10, 2012
'E-learning is integral to on-site education institutions worldwide, and the rapid explosion of interest in the subject means that this timely, cutting-edge book will be an instant and indispensable resource. Among educators, the development of reusable learning objects made accessible via the...
December 13, 2011
Distance education (DE) offers ways to reach the many people around the world who lack access to education and training by other means. International DE methods, however, are fragmented, and distance educators have often abandoned new technologies before giving them a chance to develop. As a result...
Insung Jung, Colin Latchem
November 15, 2011
Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) can be a contentious issue. Some argue that it should be judged by the same criteria and methods as face-to-face education, while others claim that it is so different in its organization, enrolments and operations that conventional QA...
November 08, 2010
Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses ‘web 2.0’ and other ‘...
Sir John Daniel
February 09, 2010
Education for All (EFA) has been a top priority for governments and intergovernmental development agencies for the last twenty years. So far the global EFA movement has placed its principal focus on providing quality universal primary education (UPE) for all children by 2015. The latest addition to...
Robert Ellis, Peter Goodyear
September 28, 2009
Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education helps higher education instructors and university managers understand how e-learning relates to, and can be integrated with, other student experiences of learning. Grounded in relevant international research, the book is distinctive in that it...
September 08, 2009
Written for Higher Education teaching and learning professionals, Learning with Digital Games provides an accessible, straightforward introduction to the field of computer game-based learning. Up to date with current trends and the changing learning needs of today’s students, this text offers...
Colin Latchem, Insung Jung
July 28, 2009
Distance and Blended Learning in Asia is a unique and comprehensive overview of open, distance learning (ODL) and information and communication technology (ICT) in Asian education and training. Broad in coverage, this book critically examines ODL and ICT experiences from Japan to Turkey and from...
June 14, 2007
Distance learning is now more prevalent in the developing world than ever before. This book reconsiders the suitability and success of established modes of distance learning for current contexts in the developing world. It examines what adaptations are necessary to suit shifting needs...
Gráinne Conole, Martin Oliver
October 31, 2006
E-learning is at an exciting point in its development; its potential in terms of research is great and its impact on institutional practices is fully recognised. This book defines e-learning as a field of research, highlighting the complex issues, activities and tensions that characterise the area....
September 28, 2006
Interactivity is at the very heart of learning and is evident at all levels of engagement, whether between fellow students, students and tutors, online learning materials or interfacing with the learning environment. Covering both theory and the practical implications of the issues discussed, this...
June 30, 2006
This is a comprehensive, practical guide to the most effective use of video and multimedia in open and distance learning. Illustrated throughout, it considers pedagogic design principles for the highest quality learning material, covering: what to teach on video and how to teach it when to...