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Editors: Qiuyun Lin (Childhood Education, Suny Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY)
Book Description:
This two-volume book series on online education consists of a current collection of research contributed by authors from different nations in different disciplines. The book series takes a global perspective, examining the skills needed for online education and looking to see how people around the world view the concepts and components that make up an online learning environment. Most of the collections are research-based practices that have been done through the years. Volume Two shares some of the experiences that higher education faculty and administrators have explored or are currently exploring to take advantage of technology-enabled online learning, presents new approaches for implementing and evaluating these practices, and describes the unique learning opportunity brought by online education technologies. It represents a compendium of current practices and potentials on how to best manage and develop online distance courses and programs. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Towards a Community of Practice in Online Education

Chapter 1. Unifying Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presence towards Building a Community of Practice in Online Education;pp. 3-16
(Rong Yuan, Ravinder S. Singh,Faculty Development Division,Defense Language Institute,CA,U.S.)

Voices from Online Teaching: Sharing the Stories and Empirical Findings

Chapter 2. Autoethnography of an Online Course: Theory and Practice at a Crossroad;pp. 19-37
(Frank Corbett, Jr., Whitney Wesley,Indiana University of Pennsylvania,U.S.)

Chapter 3. Voice Interaction Onlin;pp. 39-67
(Terumi Miyazoe, Terry Anderson,Tokyo Denk University,Japan,
Athasbasca University,Canada)

Chapter 4. Integration of Interactive Online Learning into Introductory College Mathematics Courses;pp. 69-83
(Laura J. Pyzdrowski, Ye Sun, Vennessa Walker, Anthony S. Pyzdrowski, Melanie Butler, Weifeng Chen,West Virginia University,U.S.,West Virginia Wesleyan College,U.S.California University of Pennsylvania,U.S.,Mt.St.Mary's University,Maryland,U.S.)

Chapter 5. TESL Professionals’ Virtual “Treasure Box”: Motivations and Perceived Impact for Online Asynchronous Discussions;
pp. 85-105
(Carla Amaro-Jiménez, Gulbahar Beckett,University of Texas at Arlington,U.S.,University of Cincinnati,Ohio,U.S.)

Chapter 6. Student Learning Strategies And Performance in Skills- Versus Non-Skills-Based Blended Courses at a Canadian University;pp. 107-123
(Ada Le, Steve Joordens,University of Toronto,Ontario,Canada)

Chapter 7. The Effects of the Immediate Online Homework Feedback on Homework Attempts and Mathematics Performance;pp. 125-137
(Melanie Butler, Laura Pyzdrowski, Vennessa Walker, Fred Butler,Mt.St.Mary's University,Maryland,U.S.,West Virginia University,U.S.,West Virginia Wesleyan College,U.S.,York College of Pennsylvania,U.S.)

Chapter 8. African Student Perceptions of On-Line Assessment;pp. 139-153
(Arthur James Swart,Vaal University of Technology,Gauteng Province,South Africa))

Chapter 9. Exploring the Key Factors That Affect Online Learners’ Intention to Continue;pp. 155-168
(Rui-Ting Huang, Syh-Jong Jang,Chung-Yuan Christian University,Chung Li,Taiwan)

Conclusion and Future Directions

Chapter 10. The Future of the Networked Learning;pp. 171-176
(Qiuyun Lin,SUNY College at Plattsburgh,New York,U.S.)

About the Authors;pp. 177-179


      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C) 185pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-895-7
   Status: AV
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