The E-learning and Social Networking Handbook
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E-learning and Social Networking Handbook by Robin Mason
Book DescriptionStudent engagement with digital learning resources and online social networking are strong forces in education today. How can these resources best be utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? This book aims to provide the reader with enough background information to appreciate the value of social networking, especially for distributed education. Through highlighting the most relevant, interesting, and challenging aspects of e-learning the book provides practical advice for using social networking tools in course design. This volume covers the following issues of course design using social networking: * key issues of social networking as an educational technique * designing for a distributed environment * strengths and weaknesses of delivering content in various formats: text, audio and video * specific media: blogging, wikis, podcasting, webcasting * constraints on course design * implementation, evaluation, induction and training Illustrated by short descriptive case studies, it also highlights contact addresses, websites, and further reading to help readers find resources and enhance their design. This practical guide will help all those involved in the design and delivery of online learning in higher education make the best choices when preparing courses for distributed learning. Robin Mason is Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University where she is a specialist in the design and practice of online teaching and learning. Frank Rennie is Professor of Sustainable Rural Development at the UHI Millennium Institute in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Please visit the authors' wiki at: www.socialnetworking.wetpaint.com
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415426077
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Mason
E-learning and Social Networking Handbook, Hardback (December 2007)
Aims to provide the reader with information to appreciate the value of social networking, especially for distributed education. Through highlighting the aspects of e-Learning this book provides advice for using social networking tools in course design.
Educational Potential of E-Portfolios, Paperback (April 2007)
E-portfolios are a valuable learning and assessment tool. They can serve as an administrative tool to manage and organise work. This work acts as a practical guide for lecturers and staff developers who need to know more about the development of purposeful e-portfolios for supporting students in reflecting on their learning.
E-Learning: the Key Concepts, Hardback (June 2006)
A useful reference for those seeking to navigate the myriad of names, concepts and applications associated with this era of teaching, training and learning.
Connecticon, Hardback (November 2004)» View all books by Robin Mason
The changes brought about by the connectivity of the Internet have so transformed the nature of post secondary learning that we need to view it differently. The new phenomenon 'the Connecticon' encompasses the paradigm created by the infrastructure, content, and multiple connections of the Web.
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Author Biography - Robin Mason
The Open University, UK The University of Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute, UK
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