The learning community in online learning -- When teaching and learning leave the classroom -- Recontextualizing community -- The human side of online learning -- Practical considerations in online learning -- Managing the relationship to technology -- Moving teaching and learning online -- Teaching and learning in the virtual learning community -- Building foundations -- Promoting collaborative learning -- Transformative learning -- Student assessment and course evaluation -- Lessons learned and a look ahead.
What are asynchronous learning networks? / Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Ricki Goldman -- The online interaction learning model : an integrated theoretical framework for learning networks / Raquel Benbunan-Fich, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, and Linda Harasim -- Effectiveness for students : comparisons of "in-seat" and ALN courses / Jerry Fjermestad, Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Yi Zhang -- Improving quantitative research on ALN effectiveness / J.B. Arbaugh and Starr Roxanne Hiltz -- Qualitative and quisitive research methods for describing online learning / Ricki Goldman, Martha Crosby, Karen Swan, and Peter Shea -- Contextual factors that influence ALN effectiveness / J.B. Arbaugh and Raquel Benbunan-Fich -- The student in the online classroom / Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Peter Shea -- Faculty roles and satisfaction in asynchronous learning networks / Charles Dziuban, Peter Shea, and J.B. Arbaugh -- Technology-mediated collaborative learning : a research perspective / Maryam Alavi and Donna Dufner -- Media mixes and learning networks / Ronald E. Rice, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, and David H. Spencer -- The development of virtual learning communities / Karen Swan and Peter Shea -- Asynchronous learning networks : looking back and looking forward / Ricki Goldman and Starr Roxanne Hiltz.
Exploring the physical, virtual, and cultural manifestations of the information commons -- How the information commons evolved from novel concept to remarkable reality -- Information commons, information literacy, and the learning commons -- Strategic planning I : discovering needs through surveys and focus groups -- Strategic planning II : preparing scenario-building techniques and projecting the future commons -- Tactical planning : managing the conversation and drafting the project documentation -- Information commons and the public library : special considerations -- Assessing the success of the information commons -- Working with user communities to transform an information commons into a learning commons -- Respecting intellectual property and creating public policy.
Teachers, like other professionals, need to stay informed about new knowledge and technologies. Yet many express dissatisfaction with the professional development opportunities made available to them in schools and insist that the most effective development programs they have experienced have been self-initiated. Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers explores how the provision of professional development through online media has had a significant influence on the professional lives of an increasing number of teachers.
"Changing the Game reveals how leading-edge organizations are using video games to reach new customers more cost-effectively; to build brands; to recruit, develop, and retain great employees; to drive more effective experimentation and innovation; to supercharge productivity ... in short, to make it fun to do business. This book is packed with case studies, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid....
Introduction: Native on the net /; Kyra Landzelius --; Remote indigenous communities in Australia : questions of access, information, and self-determination /; Alopi S. Latukefu --; Canadian aboriginal peoples tackle e-health : seeking ownership versus integration /; Valerie Gideon --; A screen of snow and recognition reigned supreme? : journeys into the homeland of a Greenlandic webpage /; Neil Blair Christensen --; On line, off line, and in line : the Zapatista rebellion and the uses of technology by Indian women /; Marisa Belausteguigoitia --; The meta-Native and the militant activist : virtually saving the rainforest /; Kyra Landzelius --; Amerindian@Caribbean : Internet indigeneity in the electronic generation of Carib and Taino identities /; Maximilian C. Forte --; Debating language and identity online : Tongans on the Net /; Helen Lee --; Deterritorialized people in hyperspace : creating and debating Harari identity over the internet /; Camilla Gibb --; Negotiating nationhood on the net : the case of the Turcomans and Assyrians of Iraq /; Hala Fattah --; Discussion lists and public policy on iGhana : chimps and feral activists /; John Philip Schaefer --; The transformation of discourse online : toward a holistic diagnosis of the nature of social inequality in Burundi /; Rose M. Kadende-Kaiser --; Ch(c0de) : virtual occupations, encrypted identities, and the al-Aqsa intifada /; William C. Taggart --; Internet counter counter-insurgency : TamilNet.com and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka /; Mark Whitaker --; Cyberethnography : reading South Asian digital diasporas /; Radhika Gajjala --; Postscript: Vox populi from the margins? /; Kyra Landzelius.
"In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. But by the 1990s - and the dawn of the Internet - computers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled against the cold war establishment in the first place...."
Anne Friedberg’s new book is about the ubiquity of windows in our lives, from paintings and the camera obscura to photography, film, televisions, computers and iPods: “Screens are now everywhere—on our wrists, in our hands, on our dashboards and in our backseats, on the bicycles and treadmills at the gym, on the seats of airplanes and buses, on buildings and billboards” (p. 87). We are invaded by multiplying windows, and this provides an opportunity to reflect on the understanding of windows, real and metaphoric, that have informed our notions of visuality
Web-Based Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice explores the state of the art in the research and use of technology in education and training from a learning perspective. This edited book is divided into three major sections: *Policy, Practice, and Implementation Issues -- an overview of policy issues, as well as tools and designs to facilitate implementation of Web-based learning; *Theory and Research Issues -- a look at theoretical foundations of current and future Web-based learning; the section also includes empirical studies of Web-based learning; and *Summary and Conclusions -- highlights key issues in each chapter and outlines a research and development agenda....
In a broad sense, technology is any modification of the natural world made to fulfill human needs or desires. Although people tend to focus on the most recent technological inventions, technology includes a myriad of devices and systems that profoundly affect everyone in modern society. Technology is pervasive; an informed citizenship needs to know what technology is, how it works, how it is created, how it shapes our society, and how society influences technological development. This understanding depends in large part on an individual level of technological literacy.
Informal science is a burgeoning field that operates across a broad range of venues and envisages learning outcomes for individuals, schools, families, and society. The evidence base that describes informal science, its promise, and effects is informed by a range of disciplines and perspectives, including field-based research, visitor studies, and psychological and anthropological studies of learning.