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Learning online : what research tells us about whether, when and how

Author: Barbara Means; Marianne Bakia; Robert Murphy
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At a time when more and more of what people learn both in formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology, Learning Online provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning. This book describes how online learning is being used in both K-12 and higher education settings as well as in learning outside of school. Particular online learning technologies, such as MOOCs  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Means; Marianne Bakia; Robert Murphy
ISBN: 9780415630283 0415630282 0415630290 9780415630290
OCLC Number: 858126460
Description: xi, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Research on the effectiveness of online learning --
Online and blended learning in higher education --
Interest-driven learning online --
Blending teacher and online instruction in K-12 schools --
Online schools and universities --
Online learning for less-prepared students --
Online learning and educational productivity --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Barbara Means, Marianne Bakia, Robert Murphy, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International.

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"At a time when more and more of what people learn both in formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology, Learning Online provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning. This book describes how online learning is being used in both K-12 and higher education settings as well as in learning outside of school. Particular online learning technologies, such as MOOCs (massive open online courses), multi-player games, learning analytics, and adaptive online practice environments, are described in terms of design principles, implementation, and contexts of use. Learning Online synthesizes research findings on the effectiveness of different types of online learning, but a major message of the book is that student outcomes arise from the joint influence of implementation, context, and learner characteristics interacting with technology, not from technology alone. The book describes available research about how best to implement different forms of online learning for specific kinds of students, subject areas, and contexts. Building on available evidence regarding practices that make online and blended learning more effective in different contexts, Learning Online draws implications for institutional and state policies that would promote judicious uses of online learning and effective implementation models. This in-depth research work concludes with a call for an online learning implementation research agenda, combining education institutions and research partners in a collaborative effort to generate and share evidence on effective practices"--

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"[The authors] discuss four major trends in online learning in higher education - "self-paced, adaptive instruction and competency-based learning; blended learning; learning analytics; and MOOCs". Read more...

 
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