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Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations

Book Description

One of the ways in which distance education is capable of reaching online learners is the basis and method of meta-communication. Therefore, it is important to understand how to design reflective online conversations and how to implement a diverse milieu for prospective online learners so that they are able to transfer their information, knowledge, and learning from theoretical forms to real life experiences.Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Educations discusses the potential of meta-communication models for building and managing reflective online conversations among distance learners. This book unites models for meta-communication, distance education, and reflective online conversations and can serve as a course supplement for studies in distance education, online education, reflective online education, and meta-communication.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Meta Communicative Knowledge Building and Online Communications
    1. Chapter 1: Promoting Critical Thinking Skills in Language Education through Online Discussions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINING CRITICAL THINKING
      4. RESEARCH ON CRITICAL THINKING AND ONLINE DISCUSSIONS
      5. ONLINE DISCUSSION AS A PEDAGOGICAL VEHICLE FOR MAXIMIZING LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING
      6. PROBLEMS RELATED TO ONLINE DISCUSSIONS AND SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS
      7. SUCCESSFUL ONLINE DISCUSSIONS AND META-COMMUNICATION
      8. THE TEACHER’S ROLE IN DESIGNING AN EFFECTIVE ONLINE DISCUSSION ENVIRONMENT
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Building a Theoretical Background for Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: The Meta-Communicative, Yet Dancing ‘Pink Elephants’ in the Online Multicultural Teacher Education Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: An Online Conversation among Southeast Asian Higher Education Institutions and Its Observed Oppressions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCUSSION
  9. Section 2: Dynamic Models of Meta-Communication and Reflective Conversations
    1. Chapter 5: Avatar Manager and Student Reflective Conversations as the Base for Describing Meta-Communication Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. “VIRTUAL BIOLOGY TEACHER” PROJECT OBJECTIVE
      4. AVATAR MANAGER: STUDENT SYSTEM DESIGN
      5. THE APPLICATION OF AVATAR MANAGER AND STUDENT REFLECTIVE CONVERSATION IN VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
      6. CREATING MODEL SOFTWARE FOR DISCOURCE-BASED META-COMMUNICATION
      7. THE META-COMMUNICATION MODEL PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
      8. FUTHER REFLECTIONS ON THE PROGRAMING USAGE OF THE MODEL
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Science for All through Reflective Interactions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FEEDBACK IN ONLINE SCIENCE INSTRUCTION
      5. ISSUES IN ONLINE SCIENCE DELIVERY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Multimodal Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MULTİMODAL COMMUNİCATİON: SHARED AUTOBİOGRAPHİCAL EXPERİENCES
      4. THE ONLINE DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER
      5. THE ONLİNE LEARNER
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: Building Knowledge through Dynamic Meta-Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Designing Online Messages for Reflections
    1. Chapter 9: Designing Asynchronous Message Board Assignments for Deep Learning Discourse
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 10: Metaphors in Meta-Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METAPHORS IN META-COMMUNICATION FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: The Cultural Aspects of E-Learning and the Effects of Online Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EMERGENCE OF ONLINE EDUCATION GLOBALLY AND IN SAUDI ARABIA
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. Appendix B
    4. Chapter 12: A Global Conversation on Effective Technology Integration in Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Knowledge Is Infinity, Language is Limit!
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISTANCE EDUCATION AS A SYSTEM
      4. DISTANCE EDUCATION AS A META-COMMUNICATION PROBLEM
      5. DISTANCE EDUCATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
      6. DISTANCE EDUCATION AND USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
      7. THE KAIROS VIRTUE
      8. THE MNEMOSYNE VIRTUE
      9. IDENTITY CRISIS
      10. THE POLYHYMNIA VIRTUE
      11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  11. Section 4: Meta-Communicative Assessments and Reflective Communication Skills
    1. Chapter 14: Technology Supported Assessment in Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSESSMENT PURPOSES: POSSIBILITIES
      4. TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED ASSESSMENT: TOOLS AND TYPES
      5. USING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED ASSESSMENT IN DISTANCE EDUCATION: PROMISES AND INITIATVES
      6. PRACTICING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED ASSESSMENT IN DISTANCE EDUCATION: MAIN PITFALLS
      7. MAKING TECHNOLOGY COUNTED FOR ASSESSMENT IN DISTANCE EDUCATION: USEFUL STRATEGIES
      8. TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTED ASSESSMENT IN DISTANCE EDUCATION: FUTURE PROSPECTS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: Meta Communication Concept and the Role of Mass Media in Knowledge Building Process for Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE
      4. DYNAMICS OF KNOWLEDGE BUILDING AND META-COMMUNICATION
      5. THE STRUCTURE OF MASS COMMUNICATIONAL INFORMATION AND LEARNING
      6. ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. WEBLIOGRAPHY
    3. Chapter 16: Adding Self-Discovery Learning to Live Online Conferences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: Online Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
  12. About the Contributors