Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (Four Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (Four Volumes)

By: Patricia Rogers (editor)Hardback

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The topic of distance teaching and online learning associated technologies and applications covers a galaxy of ideas, concepts, issues, concerns, and opportunities. Everything from workforce training, to accessing education, to digital divide issues, and the evolution of distance and online education into a multibillion-dollar enterprise, is included in the global conversation. Certifications, degrees, workforce training, and lifelong learning are all a part of public and private educational institutions. Partnerships with for-profit businesses, the rise of virtual universities within traditional educational systems, competition with for-profit institutions, and issues of quality are part of the regular workday at national and international educational institutions. The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning Technologies and Applications, edited by Patricia Roger, provides a comprehensive coverage of the evolution of distance learning, educational programs through distance learning, technologies of distance learning, program design and implementation, program delivery methods, distance learning and work force, and assessing effectiveness of distance learning programs. The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning Technologies and Applications is an excellent resource for comprehensive knowledge and practices in distance learning programs.

About Author

Patricia L. Rogers, PhD, is currently the interim dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology and the School of Graduate Studies at Bemidji State University. Dr. Rogers has doctoral preparation in both art education and instructional systems and technology from the University of Minnesota. Recently, she was a professor and graduate program coordinator at Bemidji State University in the department of Professional Education. She is a member of the Minnesota Commissioner of Education's Online Learning Advisory Council, is the past-chair of the Minnesota Online Council, and won the first Pioneer Award (2006) for online teaching and learning. Dr. Rogers is a Getty Fellow (1996 Dissertation Fellowship from the Getty Center for Arts in Education) and a Fulbright Scholar (2000-2001) working on designing distance-learning programs in Iceland (Iceland University of Education: Kennarahaskola Islands). She consults internationally on e-learning, is the author of several articles on instructional technology, and regularly presents at technology and education conferences. She was the keynote speaker at UT 2001, a technology and education conference held in Reykjavik, Iceland, and presented follow-up research at The Learning Conference in London, England July 2003 and the Hawaii International Conference on Education in January 2004. / Gary A. Berg, PhD, is currently director of extended education and distance learning for California State University, Channel Islands. He has worked in higher education for many years as an administrator and was director of extended education at Chapman University. Dr. Berg has developed many distance learning format courses and programs, been interviewed for numerous national publications, and consulted for educational and government organizations on the use of distance learning. He is author of Why Distance Learning? and over twenty articles on higher education and the use of technology in education. Prof. Berg is the editor of the book ""The Knowledge Medium: Designing Effective Computer-Based Learning Environment"", 2003, Information Science Publishing. Judith Boettcher, PhD, is a consultant and author in the areas of designing for learning, faculty development, and the future trends of technology in teaching and learning. Dr. Boettcher is also a lecturer at the University of Florida in distance, continuing, and executive education. Prof. Boettcher has consulted with a wide range of major universities and organizations; has been a Syllabus Scholar since 1996; and serves on a number of editorial and academic advisory boards. Dr. Boettcher has been involved with the leading edge implementation of technologies for online and distance instruction for over 25 years; and has authored and edited many articles and books on these topics. / Caroline Howard is an author, editor, consultant, and educator. She is an associate professor at Touro University International. Prior to joining Touro, she was on the faculty of Emory University's Goizueta Business School and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Caroline holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in management information systems from the University of California, Irvine, where she received honors for her teaching and research. She has published a number of articles on technology and learning. Her books include Winning the Net Game: Becoming Profitable Now that the Web Rules have Changed (Entrepreneur Press, 2002), The Design and Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs (Idea Group Publishing, 2002), Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning (forthcoming, Information Science Publishing). For more information on Caroline, visit her Web site at www.techknowledge-e.com or www.carolinehoward.com. Lorraine Justice, PhD, is currently at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Justice has served in higher education for the past fifteen years, teaching in the areas of industrial design and human computer interface design. She has published and presented her work worldwide on topics such as interface design. She assists educational institutions worldwide with curriculum development. Dr. Justice was responsible for organizing the First China-USA Industrial Design Conference in Beijing, and the First Doctoral Education in Design Conference in Ohio. Dr. Justice was recently made a fellow of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). She has twice served on the Business Week/IDSA IDEA jury for best products and is a jurist for international paper competitions. / Karen D. Schenk, PhD, is a professor of Information Systems at the University of Redlands, California, and North Carolina State University, teaching courses in information technology and systems design. Her research has focused on distance education, lifelong learning, decision support systems and human-computer interfaces. She is currently senior partner of K. D. Schenk and Associates Consulting, working with companies on decision support systems development and IT internal customer relationships. Prof. Schenk is the co-editor of two books ""The Design & Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs"", 2002, Information Science Publishing, and the book ""Distance Learning and University Effectiveness"", 2004, Information Science Publishing.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781591405559
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 2600
  • ID: 9781591405559
  • ISBN10: 1591405556
  • edition: Four Volumes

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