Accessible Elements: Teaching Online and at a Distance (Issues in Distance Education)

Accessible Elements: Teaching Online and at a Distance (Issues in Distance Education)

By: Dietmar Kennepohl (editor), Lawton Shaw (editor)Paperback

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Accessible Elements informs science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, and the relevant educational theory. Delivery of university-level courses through online and distance education is a method of providing equal access to students seeking post-secondary education. Distance delivery offers practical alternatives to traditional on-campus education for students limited by barriers such as classroom scheduling, physical location, finances, or job and family commitments. The growing recognition and acceptance of distance education, coupled with the rapidly increasing demand for accessibility and flexible delivery of courses, has made distance education a viable and popular option for many people to meet their science educational goals.

About Author

Dietmar Kennepohl, FCIC, is Associate Vice President Academic and Professor of Chemistry at Athabasca University. Lawton Shaw is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Athabasca University

Contents

Foreword Introduction Learning Chapter One: Interactions Affording Distance Science Education / Terry Anderson Chapter Two: Learning Science at a Distance: Instructional Dialogues and Resources / Paul Gorsky and Avner Caspi Chapter Three: Leadership Strategies for Coordinating Distance Education Instructional Development Teams / Gale Parchoma Chapter Four: Toward New Models of Flexible Education to Enhance Quality in Australian Higher Education / Stuart Palmer, Dale Holt, and Alan Farley Laboratories Chapter Five: Taking the Chemistry Experience Home - Home Experiments or "Kitchen Chemistry" / Robert Lyall and Antonio (Tony) F. Patti Chapter Six: Acquisition of Laboratory Skills by On-Campus and Distance Education Students / Jenny Mosse and Wendy Wright Chapter Seven: Low-Cost Physics Home Laboratory / Farook Al-Shamali and Martin Connors Chapter Eight: Laboratories in the Earth Sciences / Edward Cloutis Chapter Nine: Remote Control Teaching Laboratories and Practicals / Dietmar Kennepohl Logistics Chapter Ten: Needs, Costs, and Accessibility of de Science Lab Programs / Lawton Shaw and Robert Carmichael Chapter Eleven: Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching Laboratory Sciences at a Distance in a Developing Country / Md. Tofazzal Islam Chapter Twelve: Distance and Flexible Learning at University of the South Pacific / Anjeela Jokhan and Bibhya N. Sharma Chapter Thirteen: Institutional Considerations: A Vision for Distance Education / Erwin Boschmann Author Biographies Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781897425473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781897425473
  • weight: 460
  • ISBN10: 1897425473

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