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Cases on Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments

Book Description

Today, the online sphere is no longer just an information repository or a place to search for resources. It has become instead a place supporting both intentional and non-intentional learning. Intentional, formal learning, often leads to certification, whereas informal learning is unstructured and takes place as part of daily work-related or leisure activities. Cases on Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments: Opportunities and Practices brings together cases outlining the practical aspect of formal, non-formal, and informal online learning. This book introduces conceptual aspects of these types of learning, knowledge-base, new learning paradigms, policy implications, evaluation and concerns, design, and development of online learning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Networking and Learning Communities
    1. Chapter 1: Making Connections
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING NETWORKS
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Creating an Emotionally Resilient Virtual and On-Campus Student Community at K-State through the University Life Café
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. BACKGROUND: A CURSORY HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY LIFE CAFÉ
      5. DISCUSSION: PROJECTED SITE IMPROVEMENTS TO PROMOTE EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE
      6. SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR OTHER VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SPACES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX: SIDEBAR Q&A
    3. Chapter 3: Connecting First Year Students to Formal and Informal Learning Experiences
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Social Media Encourages Sense of Belonging among Off-Campus University Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. THE STUDY
      7. METHOD
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 5: e-Bridge to Mobility
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. APPENDIX A: PROJECT PARTNERS
      8. APPENDIX B: PRODUCTS
    6. Chapter 6: Informal Online Learning through the Mediterranean Youth Technology Club
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: MYTecC
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Oral Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication between SL Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES FACING THE PROJECT AND SOLUTIONS
  8. Section 2: Professional and Disciplinary Implementations
    1. Chapter 8: Blending Storytelling with Technology in the Professional Development of Police Officers
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 9: Homeschooling Meets Virtual Schools
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
      3. LEARNING IN A VIRTUAL SCHOOL
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Integrative Language and Culture Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Interactive Trivia of Laws of the Game as a Resource for Training FIFA Football Referees
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    5. Chapter 12: The Development and Assessment of e-Learning Content to Enhance Information Literacy of Parents and Children in Japan
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRECEDENTS: SAFETY MEASURES IN BRITAIN
      4. FORMAL INFORMATION LITERACY LEARNING PROGRAM IN JAPAN
      5. NON-FORMAL INFORMATION LITERACY LEARNING PROGRAM IN JAPAN
      6. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR MOBAMI’S E-LEARNING CONTENT
      7. CONTENT DESIGN BASED ON INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN THEORY
      8. CONTENT STRUCTURE AIMED AT REACHING CHILDREN AND PARENTS
      9. ASSESSMENT OF ACCESS AND USAGE OF MOBAMI
      10. FURTHER CHALLENGES FOR PROMOTING NON-FORMAL LEARNING
      11. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Pedagogical Design and Implications
    1. Chapter 13: Museum without Walls
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY IN MUSEUM SETTINGS
      3. HUMAN AND COMPUTER INTERACTION (HCI)
      4. CONTEXTUAL MODEL OF LEARNING AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
      5. BENEFITS OF UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY IN MUSEUM
      6. CHALLENGES OF UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY IN MUSEUMS
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Participatory Architecture
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: MUSEUM WEB 2.0
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      7. CORE PRINCIPLES, FORWARD MOVEMENT, AND INTENDED OUTCOMES
    3. Chapter 15: How Can the Media Competence of Students in University Learning Settings be Developed and Fostered?
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. A CASE OF LEARNING BY DESIGNING: THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM BERLIN PROJECT
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 16: E-Learning and Web 2.0 Case Study
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: Designing a New Performing Arts Education through Constructing a Global Theatre
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 18: Formal, Non-Formal, and Informal E-Learning Experiences with Emerging Technologies
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. ORGANIZATION
      4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      5. EMERGING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS IN EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    7. Chapter 19: Twitter Chat as an Informal Learning Tool
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE PROFESSION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors