Learning and Teaching with Technology: Principles and Practices (Open & Flexible Learning Series)

Learning and Teaching with Technology: Principles and Practices (Open & Flexible Learning Series)

By: Som Naidu (editor)Paperback

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Increased use of electronic libraries, multimedia courseware and computer-mediated communication is giving rise to an entirely new educational experience, prompting educators to assess the potential for improved and enriched learning and teaching models. This new book explores the creative opportunities offered by ICT, and provides an authoritative, rigorous survey of the ways in which ICT is currently transforming core teaching functions, including: *subject matter representation *activating learning and the engagement of students *supporting interaction and socialization *assessing learning outcomes *providing feedback to students. Written by leading experts in the field, this text draws on the experiences of practitioners at the forefront of ICT developments, making this essential reading for all educational professionals who recognize the new opportunities afforded by this changed environment. Suitable for those who are open and flexible learning specialists, educational technologists or educational developers in either a conventional or an e-learning environment.

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Dr Som Naidu is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Research Support at the University of Melbourne, Australia. A respected figure in the field of open, flexible and distance education, he is an award-winning researcher and practitioner in online teaching and learning who has been published widely. His work has won awards from the International Society for Performance Improvement and the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. He is editor of the T&F journal Distance Education.


Part 1: Content representation 1. Model facilitating learning, M. Milrad, M. Spencer and P. Davidsen 2. Implicit theories of learning and change: their role in the development of e-learning environments for higher education, P. Goodyear and C. Jones 3. Designing graphical, interactive simulations to model scientific problem solving, L. Ruberg and J. Baro 4. Optimizing domain knowledge representation with multimedia objects, Kinshuk and A. Patel Part 2: Activation of learning 5. Using interactive video-based multimedia to scaffold learning in teacher education, J. Baird 6. Using authentic patient encounters to engage medical students in a problem based learning curriculum, M. Keppell, K. Elliott, G. Kennedy, S. Elliott and P. Harris 7. Virtual learning in cultural studies: Matching subject content and instructional delivery, L. Wallace, A. Jagose and C. Gunn 8. Replicating practice complexities S. Evans and P. Swain Part 3: Providing socialization support 9. Technology and second language learning through socialization, R. Debski 10. Developing social presence in outline course discussions, K. Swan 11. Socialization through CMC in differently structured environments, P. Smith and E. Stacey 12. Collaboration and community through simulation/role-play, K. Murphy and Y. Gazi Part 4: Assessment of learning outcomes 15. Broadening assessment strategies with information technology, C. McLoughlin 14. Applying assessment principles and expanding the focus of assessment to enhance learning online, A. Radloff and B. de la Harpe 15. The use of online assessment in stimulating a deeper approach to learning, C. Johnston 16. Cognitive apprenticeship learning A. Patel, Kinshuk and D. Russell Part 5: Providing feedback 17. A feedback model and successful e-learning, Y. Lou, H. Dedic and S. Rosenfield 18. Interactivity and feedback as determinants of engagement and meaning in e-learning environments, R. Sims 19. Fundamentals for structuring feedback in an online learning environment, C. Morgan

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/02/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780415346108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780415346108
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 041534610X

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