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Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond

Book Description

Technology-enriched online settings provide new ways to support lifelong learning. Learners can interact with other learners, gain from their experiences, and then construct their own knowledge, be it through Google Docs, online collaborative communities, YouTube, wikis, or blogs.
Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications provides a variety of essential case studies which explore the benefits and pedagogical successes of distance learning, blended learning, collaborative learning environments, computer-supported group-based learning, and professional learning communities. This casebook is an essential resource for educators, instructional designers, trainers, administrators, and researchers working in the areas of online learning and distance 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: Participants
    1. Chapter 1: Academic Integrity and Student Satisfaction in an Online Environment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. APPENDIX A: SURVEY
      6. APPENDIX B: SCRIPT FOR E-MAIL SOLICITATION
    2. Chapter 2: Opportunities for Enhancing Ethical Climates in Online Courses
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Is It Better to be Alone or in Company?
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DATA FOR ANALYSIS
      5. RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
      6. SNA AND THE STRUCTURAL PROFILE OF INTERPERSONAL SKILLS (SPIS)
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: The Power of Digital Literacy to Transform and Shape Teacher Identities
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. IMPLICATIONS
    5. Chapter 5: The Teaching Assistants’ Community of Practice Facilitates Undergraduate Online Learning in a Blended Course
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE COURSE
      5. TEACHING ASSISTANTS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
      6. EFFECTS/OUTCOME OF THE TA COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Attitudes towards Diverse Learners
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  8. Section 2: Communication and Collaboration Technologies
    1. Chapter 7: Technology
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. BUILDING A CULTURE OF POWERFUL LEARNING
      4. TECHNOLOGY AS AN ENHANCEMENT TO POWERFUL LEARNING
      5. CHALLENGES
      6. LOOKING AHEAD
    2. Chapter 8: Google Docs in Higher Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 9: Using Blogs to Journal, Document, and Create Community
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      5. FUTURE CHALLENGES
    4. Chapter 10: Authentic Assessment through an Online Professional Conference
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 11: Lecture Capture as a Tool to Enhance Student Accessibility
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 12: Choosing the Right Course Management System for Distance Education Courses
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. Chapter 13: Using Web for Delivery of Open and Distance Learning Programmes
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NATIONAL SCENARIO
      4. DISTANCE EDUCATION SYSTEM OF INDIA
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. BACKGROUND
      7. USERS INTERFACE DESIGN
      8. INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH TO ONLINE LEARNING
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Pedagogical Design and Practices
    1. Chapter 14: Constructing a Working Life-Oriented Model for Online Course Modernization
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND: ONLINE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITIES IN SHARING OF EXPERTISE – COOPERATION BETWEEN HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKING LIFE
      3. AN ONLINE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY’S LIFE CYCLE STAGES
      4. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDY
      5. RESULTS: CONSTRUCTING A WORKING LIFE-ORIENTED ONLINE COURSE MODERNIZATION MODEL
      6. CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Design of an Online Continuing Education Module
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Juggling Channels and Turn-Taking in a Dual Channel Synchronous Class
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 17: Teaching a YouTube™ Course Online
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. ONLINE VIDEO TRENDS
      4. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COURSE
      5. CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BEST PRACTICE
      7. FINAL THOUGHTS
    5. Chapter 18: Peer Feedback for Enhancing Students’ Project Development in Online Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. PEER FEEDBACK IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 19: Toward a Model of Multi-Level Professional Learning Communities to Guide the Training and Practice of Literacy Coaches
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. THE CASE
      5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FINAL WORDS
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
    7. Chapter 20: Didactical Design for Online Process-Based Assessment in Teacher Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE ON WEB-BASED INNER ENVIRONMENTS
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH
      10. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors