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Understanding Virtual Universities

Author: Roy Rada
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841500526
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"The purpose of this book is to help academics from all disciplines take full advantage of IT. Anticipating a future in which distance learning and virtual reality tutoring systems play a central role in university teaching, Roy Rada provides guidelines for making best use of such technological opportunities." "The chapters cover: distance learning for individual students; groups in classrooms - focusing on interactive technology; the university as a whole; and emerging market forces in Higher Education and training for industry. Unlike competing books that focus on specific aspects of the subject, Understanding Virtual Universities combines managerial, social and technical issues, to provide a comprehensive approach to Information Technology for Higher Education."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Understanding Learning In Virtual Worlds

Author: Mark Childs
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447153707
Size: 71.20 MB
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Since the publication of the companion volume Researching Learning in Virtual Worlds in 2010, there has been a growth not only in the range and number of educational initiatives taking place in virtual worlds, but also in the depth of analysis of the nature of that education. Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds reflects those changes through a collection of chapters that are extended versions of research presented at the second Researching Learning in Virtual Environments conference (ReLIVE 11), an international conference hosted by the Open University UK. Included in this book are chapters that explore the philosophical and methodological underpinnings of understanding learning in virtual worlds, identify and analyse the factors that support learning in these environments, and present case studies that demonstrate some of the various ways in which virtual worlds can be applied to facilitate learning and teaching. The links between learning in a virtual world and learning in the physical world are made apparent throughout, and the authors reveal how understanding learning in one informs the other. Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds is an important book not only to those who teach in virtual worlds, but to anyone for whom understanding learning, in all its forms, is of interest.

Virtual Corporate Universities

Author: Walter R.J. Baets
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461503000
Size: 69.53 MB
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Over the past years, business schools have been experimenting with distance learning and online education. In many cases this new technology has not brought the anticipated results. Questions raised by online education can be linked to the fundamental problem of education and teaching, and more specifically to the models and philosophy of education and teaching. Virtual Corporate Universities: A Matrix of Knowledge and Learning for the New Digital Dawn offers a source for new thoughts about those processes in view of the use of new technologies. Learning is considered as a key-strategic tool for new strategies, innovation, and significantly improving organizational effectiveness. The book blends the elements of knowledge management, as well as organizational and individual learning. The book is not just a treatment of technology, but a fusion of a novel dynamic learner (student)-driven learning concept, the management and creation of dynamic knowledge, and next-generation technologies to generic business, organizational and managerial processes, and the development of human capital. Obviously, the implications of online learning go far beyond the field of business as presented in this book.

Usability Evaluation Of Online Learning Programs

Author: Claude Ghaoui
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591401056
Size: 15.64 MB
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Successful use of information and communication technologies depends on usable designs that do not require expensive training, accommodate the needs of diverse users and are low cost. There is a growing demand and increasing pressure for adopting innovative approaches to the design and delivery of education, hence, the use of online learning (also called E-learning) as a mode of study. This is partly due to the increasing number of learners and the limited resources available to meet a wide range of various needs, backgrounds, expectations, skills, levels, ages, abilities and disabilities. The advances of new technology and communications (WWW, Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia) have made it possible to reach out to a bigger audience around the globe. By focusing on the issues that have impact on the usability of online learning programs and their implementation, Usability Evaluation of Online Learning Programs specifically fills-in a gap in this area, which is particularly invaluable to practitioners.

The Virtual University

Author: Steve Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135368341
Size: 74.13 MB
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A discussion of the increased accessibility to the Internet and how this has lead to a variety of resources being used for learning. Case studies and examples show the benefits of using the Internet as part of resource-based learning.

The Global Virtual University

Author: John Tiffin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415287029
Size: 68.69 MB
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This book is about the shift from the modern university of the nation state to the global virtual university of the future. John Tiffin and Lalita Rajasingham launched the idea of virtual universities on the Internet with the publication of 'In Search of the Virtual Class: Education in an Information Society' in 1995. Since then, virtual universities have multiplied worldwide. However, the authors argue that globalisation and the Internet are still in their infancy, and universities have yet to face the challenges of global free trade in broadband telecommunications, artificial intelligence and HyperReality. Based on material gathered from research in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, this book describes how a global university could function in the future and presents a paradigm from which it might be constructed. This unique, visionary text will be critical reading for academics, postgraduate students and for anyone involve din policymaking and planning within the university community and administration.

The Virtual University

Author: Richard Teare
Publisher: Thomson Learning
ISBN: 9780304703272
Size: 19.36 MB
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"This book examines the growing potential of interactive training and learning materials at the workplace. It looks at how in-company internet and intranet infrastructures can enable staff training and management development on a world-wide scale."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Reflections On The University Scene

Author: William J. Adams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469107333
Size: 53.86 MB
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Reflections on the University Scene presents a sample of ideas, thoughts, and points of view, intimate to the university scene. They include the nature of the university, governance, limits of dissent, academic freedom, tenure, collective bargaining, liberal education, admissions, higher education and high-tech, and memorable teachers and teaching.

The African Virtual University

Author: Magdallen N. Juma
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850926651
Size: 51.48 MB
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One of the most impressive innovations to have emerged as a means of helping to deal with crisis in higher education in Africa is the concept of a virtual university. This case study relates to the pilot phase of the African Virtual University at Kenyatta University in Kenya.

Changing University Teaching

Author: Evans, Terry (Director of Education Research, Deakin University, Australia)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136359192
Size: 16.62 MB
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Behind the hype of the "virtual university" lies real change in the way practitioners approach university teaching. This book focuses on the changes to teaching both on and off campus that have either come from, or themselves influenced the development of educational technologies.