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Tutorial Distance Learning : Rebuilding Our Educational System

Author: Alfred Bork; Sigrun Gunnarsdottir
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2001.
Series: Innovations in science education and technology, 12.
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Learning is a critical worldwide problem for humans, essential to create a peaceful and happy world. We have serious problems in learning in both wealthy and poor areas. New approaches to learning are needed, as the current system may not rise to the new challenges. This book proposes a new strategy for learning, worldwide and for all ages of students. Computer-based distance learning would be the major delivery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Bork; Sigrun Gunnarsdottir
ISBN: 9789401006361 9401006369
OCLC Number: 851392442
Description: 1 online resource (195 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1 Summary of Each Chapter --
2. Problems And Visions Of Learning --
2.1 The Problems of Education Today --
2.2 The Visions --
2.3 Need for a New Approach to Learning --
3. Factors Of Distance Learning --
3.1 Learning Paradigm --
3.2 Level of Interaction --
3.3 Student Locations --
3.4 Time Constraints --
3.5 Size of Learning Segments --
3.6 Student Control of Content --
3.7 Years of Learning --
3.8 Student Support --
3.9 Teachers or No Teachers --
3.10 Number of Students --
3.11 Grading or Mastery --
3.12 Cost Factors --
3.13 Evaluation --
3.14 Delivery Method --
3.15 Learning Subjects --
3.16 Credit or NonCredit --
3.17 Profit or NonProfit --
4. Distance Learning --
Present And Future --
4.1 Correspondence Learning --
4.2 Remote Sound and Video --
4.3 Remote Versions of Standard Courses --
4.4 The United Kingdom Open University --
4.5 The Mega-universities --
4.6 Distance Learning in Fiction --
4.7 Aspects of These Fictional Views of Learning --
5. Individualization And Interaction --
5.1 Individualization --
5.2 Interaction --
5.3 Cooperative Learning Groups --
5.4 Storing Student Information --
5.5 What Material Is Presented Next --
5.6 Mastery Learning --
5.7 Motivating Learners --
6. Multimedia In Learning --
6.1 Types of Multimedia --
6.2 Why Media Improve Learning --
7. Tutorial Learning --
7.1 Tutors --
7.2 Computer-Based Tutors --
7.3 Is Computer-Based Tutorial Learning Possible? --
7.4 Summary of Computer-Based Tutorial Learning --
8. Delivery Of Learning --
8.1 Older Delivery Methods --
8.2 CD-ROM and DVD-ROM --
8.3 The World Wide Web --
8.4 Communication --
8.5 Communication Media --
9. Learning And Assessment --
9.1 Why Do We Assess? --
9.2 Types of Assessment --
9.3 Combining Learning and Assessment --
10. Structures For Technology Based Learning --
10.1 Traditional Courses --
10.2 Non-linear Learning --
10.3 Mastery Organization --
10.4 The Learning Cycle --
10.5 Complete Mastery Learning Cycle --
11. Developing Tutorial Learning Units --
11.1 History of the Irvine-Geneva System --
11.2 Management --
11.3 Design --
11.4 Implementation --
11.5 Formative Evaluation and Improvement --
11.6 Summative Evaluation --
11.7 Improving the Irvine-Geneva System --
12. Costs Of Highly Interactive Learning --
12.1 The Economics of Learning --
12.2 Developmental Costs --
12.3 Marketing Costs --
12.4 Administrative Costs --
12.5 Delivery Costs --
12.6 Profit --
12.7 Costs for Usage by Poor Students --
12.8 Funds for Additional Development and Distribution --
12.9 Complete Costs for a Student Hour --
12.10 Other Forms of Learning --
12.11 Up Front Costs and Continuing Costs --
13. Initial Tutorial Learning Units --
13.1 Pre-school and Early Learning --
13.2 Home Learning --
13.3 Training --
13.4 Adult Education --
13.5 Schools --
13.6 Literacy --
13.7 Informal Learning Environments --
13.8 Apprentice Learning --
13.9 University Education --
14. Starting New Distance Learning Institutions --
14.1 The Experiment --
14.2 Full Development --
14.3 Marketing of Tutorial Units --
14.4 Funding --
14.5 Conclusions.
Series Title: Innovations in science education and technology, 12.
Responsibility: by Alfred Bork, Sigrun Gunnarsdottir.
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