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Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education

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With the rise of distance education in the post-modern world, progressive research on the best methods, tools, and technologies in the field is necessary to continue to take advantage of the pedagogical opportunities and improvements offered through remote learning platforms. The Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology focuses on the latest innovations and technological developments surrounding distance learning, instructional design, and computer-mediated communication in educational settings. This comprehensive research work will be of use to teachers, academicians, IT developers, upper-level students, and school administrators interested in the latest trends in online learning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: New Priorities and Needs in Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE DISTANCE EDUCATION SYSTEM AT ANADOLU UNIVERSITY (DESA): FROM DISTANCE INSTRUCTION TO DISTANCE LEARNING
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  10. Section 2: New Communication Trends in Distance Education: Communication-Based Research Priorities and Needs
    1. Chapter 2: Behave Yourself!
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUDING DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 3: Interactive Media Steer in Educational Printing Materials
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 4: Using Plug-Avatars “hhh” Technology Education as Service-Oriented Virtual Learning Environment in Sliding Mode
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS IN THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 5: Meeting Emerging Needs of Online Coaching in Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER: METHODS AND RESULTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 6: Online Culture and Classical Culture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AVANT-PROPOS
      4. RESIST GEZİ! / DAVID AND GOLIATH
      5. JOUISSANCE
      6. GOOGLE SCHOLAR
      7. GOOGLE TRANSLATE
      8. PAYSAGE
      9. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 7: Exploring Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming as an Emerging Trend in Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL OF MMOG
      5. ASSESSMENT OF GAMING ACTIVITIES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 8: “E” is for “Ecology”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDIES ON E-LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS
      4. SUSTAINABILITY OF E-LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS
      5. THE STUDY
      6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
      7. REFERENCES
    8. Chapter 9: Digital Storytelling and Creativity through E-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 10: Trends in Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: New Pedagogy Trends in Distance Education: Pedagogy-Based Research Priorities and Needs
    1. Chapter 11: Removing the Disability from Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES IN PROVIDING DISTANCE EDUCATION TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Social Presence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 13: Online Teaching
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT ARE MOOCs?
      4. CONNECTIVISM AND MOOCs
      5. RESEARCH ON DISTANCE LEARNING
      6. MOOCS REPORTED
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 14: Exploring Future Seamless Learning Research Strands for Massive Open Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND BASED ON THE MOBILE SEAMLESS LEARNING FRAMEWORK
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 15: Teacher Training in Distance Education and the Practicum Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 16: Development Trends in Economics of Distance Education from the Perspective of New Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF ECONOMICS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 17: Emerging Trends in Distance Education and Teachers' Education in Ghana
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND/LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. HIGHER EDUCATION IN GHANA
      5. DISTANCE AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN GHANA
      6. PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND TEACHERS’ EDUCATION IN GHANA
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 18: The Future of Curriculum Development in Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
  12. Section 4: New Technology Trends in Distance Education: Technology-Based Research Priorities and Needs
    1. Chapter 19: An Alternative Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINING ‘DISTANCE’ IN LEARNING AND EDUCATION
      4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
      5. WHAT THE TAYLOR TYPOLOGY ADDS TO DEFINING DISTANCE EDUCATION
      6. TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION
      7. IS TNE DISTANT EDUCATION?
      8. CONCLUDING COMMENTS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 20: Bridging the Gap with Distance Education Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CATEGORIES OF PRESENCE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
      4. 3. PRESENCE-BASED EDUCATION AND VIRTUAL EDUCATION
      5. COMMUNICATIONS AND COLLABORATION
      6. TELEPRESENCE ENVIRONMENT
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 21: Developing an Online Mathematics Methods Course for Preservice Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS: MODIFICATIONS OF THE COURSE
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 22: Major Trends, Issues, and Challenges with Learning Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. CURRENT SITUATION IN LMS USE
      5. TRENDS IN LMS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 23: Methodological, Ethical, and Epistemological Challenges of Evaluating Academic Achievement and Course Completion in Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES TO EVALUATING DISTANCE EDUCATION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 24: Teamwork Assessment and Self/Peer Evaluation in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TEAMWORK ASSESSMENT AND SELF/PEER EVALUATION IN BT2 UNIT
      4. ESTABLISHING TEAMS IN BT2 UNIT
      5. METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH QUESTION
      6. BT2 PARTICIPANTS
      7. BT2 ASSESSMENTS
      8. RESULTS
      9. DISCUSSION AND LESSONS LEARNED
      10. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTEGRATING TEAM WORK ASSESSMENT AND SELF/PEER EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 25: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Feedback in Learning and the Implications for Distance Education Techniques
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISTANCE EDUCATION
      5. DISTANCE EDUCATION CATEGORIZING METHODS
      6. COMBINING EXISTING DE METHODS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS USING NEW TECHNIQUES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    8. Chapter 26: K-12 Online Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORICAL CONTEXT
      4. THE NEED FOR TEACHER TRAINING IN ONLINE PEDAGOGY
      5. CREATING ONLINE EDUCATION FOR ALL
      6. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ONLINE LEARNING
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors