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Technology, e-learning, and distance education / A. W. (Tony) Bates

Main Author Bates, Tony, 1939- Country Reino Unido. Edition 2nd ed Publication London : Routledge, 2005 Description X, 246 p. ; 23 cm Series RoutledgeFalmer studies in distance education ISBN 0-415-28437-6 CDU 37.018.43 681.324
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Award-winning in its first edition, this book is an essential guide to the use of technology in flexible and distance learning, weighing up the pros and cons of different media. Fully updated, this second edition:

examines criteria and guidelines for the design and delivery of effective teaching, using modern learning technologies focuses on the use of the Internet for distance and flexible education considers the design and use of emerging technologies such as web-based video-conferencing and speech recognition places emphasis on organisational and management issues and how these influence the effective use of technology gives attention to the integration of online teaching with campus-based face-to-face teaching.

With a focus on basic principles and general guidelines this guidance applies to existing and emerging technologies. It is essential reading not just for those specialising in flexible and distance learning and distance education, but anyone concerned with the integration of technology with teaching.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of figures (p. vi)
  • List of tables (p. vii)
  • Preface (p. ix)
  • 1 Emerging trends: convergence and specialization in distance education (p. 1)
  • 2 The impact of technology on the organization of distance education (p. 17)
  • 3 Selecting and using technologies in distance education (p. 41)
  • 4 Print (p. 67)
  • 5 Television and video (p. 90)
  • 6 Radio, audio cassettes and compact disc players (p. 115)
  • 7 Web-based learning: access and teaching issues (p. 128)
  • 8 Web-based learning: costs and organizational issues (p. 153)
  • 9 Audio-, video- and Web-conferencing: access and teaching issues (p. 175)
  • 10 Audio-, video- and Web-conferencing: costs and organizational issues (p. 193)
  • 11 Executive summary: what have we learned? (p. 210)
  • Appendix Unique characteristics of television and radio (p. 226)
  • Bibliography (p. 230)

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