Ethical Behaviour in the E Classroom

Author: Cassandra Smith
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780633068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book covers ethical behaviour in the online classroom. Written for distance education students in higher education worldwide, the book serves as a guide for students in the e-classroom in examining ethical theories and behaviour. A number of salient questions are addressed: What is ethical? What does ethical behaviour consists of in an e-classroom? What are violations of ethics in the e-classroom? Students will have the opportunity to review real-life ethical dilemmas in the online classroom, state their positions by engaging in discussion, and reflect on the repercussions of unethical behaviour. The way students define ethical behaviour can impact how they engage with other online learners: students who view and react differently to the world may learn and respond differently. The book also explores opportunities for applied ethics, definitions of a successful online learner, and critical thinking concepts. Presents real-life scenarios to allow the reader to understand the reality of ethical issues online Includes the critical thinking circle, an original design by the author highlighting external and internal factors that influence adult students’ ethical decision-making process Written for the adult student to meet his or her degree goals in the online learning environment

Ethical Behaviour in the E Classroom

Author: Cassandra J. Smith
Publisher: Chandos Pub
ISBN: 9781843346890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This revolutionary book explores the ethics and values the online student needs to understand in order to successfully participate in an E-classroom. Cassandra J. Smith, who has participated in online classrooms as a facilitator, instructor, and student, addresses pertinent topics such as ethics in general, ethical behavior specific to online classrooms, violations of ethics in online classrooms, opportunities for applied ethics, what makes a successful online learner, and critical thinking concepts. She offers numerous real-life examples of ethical dilemmas and highlights external and internal factors that affect the decision-making process. The book also includes a final exam. Distance educator students and instructors will find many valuable insights and thought-provoking ideas in this engaging book.

Whole Brain Learning in Higher Education

Author: Ann-Louise de Boer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780634080
Format: PDF, Docs
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Facilitating of learning in higher education can be transformed through the use of Whole Brain® learning. Whole Brain® Learning in Higher Education argues that facilitating learning in Higher Education should undergo transformation in order to develop the full academic potential of all stakeholders following the principles of action research. Empirical data was collected from participants in a number of projects across diverse disciplines. Participants included students, academic staff, instructional designers, and professionals attending short courses at tertiary level. A number of case studies are discussed as evidence for the value of the proposed model for higher education. This title consists of seven chapters, covering: the theoretical framework, baseline study, professional development, studies in Whole Brain® application, learning material that makes a difference, multidisciplinary collaboration, and the way forward. Defines Whole Brain® learning Explains the rationale behind Whole Brain® learning Demonstrates how the model can be applied in facilitating Whole Brain® learning in order to develop the full academic potential of students

Digital Detectives

Author: Crystal Fulton
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081001312
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Digital Detectives: Solving Information Dilemmas in an Online World helps students become independent and confident digital detectives, giving them the tools and tactics they need to critically scrutinize web-based digital information to ascertain its authenticity, veracity, and authority, and to use the information in a discerning way to successfully complete academic tasks. Enabling students to select and use information appropriately empowers them to function at a higher level of digital information fluency, acting as discerning consumers of, and effective contributors to, web-based information. Offers a situated, problem-solving approach to deepen students’ analytical and research skills Explores a practical, real-life dilemma that is typically experienced by undergraduates in the course of their academic work, especially those transitioning from secondary to third-level education Focuses on the authentic educational needs of undergraduates as expressed by educators, but also students themselves Addresses a specific central dilemma which is identified at the outset, but also uses the opportunity to reveal to students the broader contextual issues which frame the problem they are exploring

Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in E learning

Author: Sean B. Eom
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781609606152
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book familiarizes prospective researchers with processes and topics for conducting research in e-learning, addressing Theoretical Frameworks, Empirical Research Methods and Tutorial, Factors Influencing Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes, and Other Applications of Theory and Method"--Provided by publisher.

Distributed Learning

Author: Tasha Maddison
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081006098
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The field of distributed learning is constantly evolving. Online technology provides instructors with the flexibility to offer meaningful instruction to students who are at a distance or in some cases right on campus, but still unable to be physically present in the classroom. This dynamic environment challenges librarians to monitor, learn, adapt, collaborate, and use new technological advances in order to make the best use of techniques to engage students and improve learning outcomes and success rates. Distributed Learning provides evidence based information on a variety of issues, surrounding online teaching and learning from the perspective of librarians. Includes extensive literature search on distributed learning Provides pedagogy, developing content, and technology by librarians Shows the importance of collaboration and buy-in from all parties involved

Universities in Transition

Author: Heather Brook
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 1922064831
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Universities are social universes in their own right. They are the site of multiple, complex and diverse social relations, identities, communities, knowledges and practices. At the heart of this book are people enrolling at university for the first time and entering into the broad variety of social relations and contexts entailed in their ‘coming to know’ at, of and through university. For some time now the terms ‘transition to university’ and ‘first-year experience’ have been at the centre of discussion and discourse at, and about, Australian universities. For those university administrators, researchers and teachers involved, this focus has been framed by a number of interlinked factors ranging from social justice concerns to the hard economic realities confronting the contemporary corporatising university. In the midst of changing global economic conditions affecting the international student market, as well as shifting domestic politics surrounding university funding, the equation of dollars with student numbers has remained a constant, and has kept universities’ attention on the current ‘three Rs’ of higher education — recruitment, retention, reward — and, in particular, on the critical phase of students’ entry into the tertiary institution environment. By recasting ‘the transition to university’ as simultaneously and necessarily entailing a transition of university — indeed universities — and of their many and varied constitutive relations, structures and practices, the contributors to this book seek to reconceptualise the ‘first-year experience’ in terms of multiple and dynamic processes of dialogue and exchange amongst all participants. They interrogate taken-for-granted understandings of what ‘the university’ is, and consider what universities might yet become.

Fundamentals of Library Instruction

Author: Monty L. McAdoo
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911412
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, the author, a veteran instruction services librarian lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he: Offers an overview of the historical context of library instruction, drawing on recent research in learning theory to help the instructor choose the most effective strategies for any situation; Shows readers how to assess the information needs of a given audience, how to develop a curriculum for teaching information literacy, and how to fit an appropriate amount of content into the allotted time; Addresses the pros and cons of online versus face-to-face instruction; Includes methods for publicizing the availability of the library's learning opportunities. With expert guidance for putting theory into practice, this book helps librarians connect with students as effectively as possible.