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Student Retention in Online Open and Distance Learning

Student Retention in Online  Open  and Distance Learning Author Ormond Simpson
ISBN-10 0749439998
Release 2003
Pages 168
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Student retention has become a key issue for all further and higher education institutions and is a major concern among those involved in online learning courses where retention rates are often even poorer than those for traditional campus-based courses. There is increasing recognition that student retention is the responsibility of the actual institutions running the courses, and that it is within their power to encourage sustained participation without compromising academic standards. In this book, Ormond Simpson provides a clear, accessible analysis of what works and at what cost. He outlines strategies for increasing retention, providing useful case studies and examples to illustrate how these strategies can change institutional policy and practice. Areas covered include: * Who drops out and why * Integration * Reclamation * 'Retentioneering' an institution * Recruitment and retention * Course design.



Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning

Supporting Students in Online Open and Distance Learning Author Ormond Simpson
ISBN-10 9781136360039
Release 2013-04-03
Pages 160
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This new addition to the respected Open and Distance Learning Series is an up-to-the-minute guide for educators wanting to come to terms with their support role in open and distance learning. Covering all aspects of student support from tuition and counselling through to the broad range of delivery methods available, the book offers practical solutions that are set within a sound theoretical framework.



Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education

Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Education Author Ormond Simpson
ISBN-10 9780415509091
Release 2012
Pages 271
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Supporting Students for Success in Online and Distance Learning, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of student support both on and off campus. While online and distance learning are the world’s fastest growing areas of educational development, they have a fundamental weakness—their graduation rates, which can be lower than 20 percent. In this powerful new edition, Ormond Simpson builds on a rich history of research in distance and e-learning to show how retention rates can be improved through tested support methods, often at a net financial profit to the institutions involved. By comparing the evidence as well as the cost-effectiveness of various support tactics, this book describes how to promote student success and encourage skill-development from a number of different perspectives: definitions and purpose, theory and psychology, ethics, costs and benefits, activities, sources, media, proactive and reactive, assessment and feedback, staff development, writing support into course materials, research, quality assurance and institutional structures. This concise, practical guide is informal and jargon-free, yet its approach to evidence is rigorous, making it invaluable reading for all those interested in recruiting and teaching diverse students for successful online and distance learning.



Innovation in Open and Distance Learning

Innovation in Open and Distance Learning Author Gooley, Anne (Chief Executive, The Queensland Open Learning Network, Australia)
ISBN-10 9781136362279
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 238
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This volume draws together experiences in the application of technology to distributed learning. It offers an appraisal of the strategies and processes for managing change in open and distance learning and presents a progressive vision for all those involved in this widespread discipline.



The Open Classroom

The Open Classroom Author Jo Bradley
ISBN-10 9781135792558
Release 2005-09-29
Pages 192
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The 'e-revolution' that has swept the higher and further education sector over the last decade is now starting to make a real impact in school level teaching and learning around the world. There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for open and distance learning solutions for schools, not only in terms of improving access (for example, for the children of travellers, or for those in geographically remote areas) but also in terms of improving pedagogy for more 'conventional' teaching, by offering teachers, parents and pupils greater support and access to learning materials and resources. This ground-breaking book, with contributions from around the world including the UK, US, New Zealand, Canada and India, looks at the key areas of development in this new field, provides best practice examples and inspiring case studies and will increase the awareness of the opportunities and challenges in this potentially huge field.



Online Education Using Learning Objects

Online Education Using Learning Objects Author Rory McGreal
ISBN-10 9780415335126
Release 2004
Pages 361
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E-learning is becoming integral to on-site education in universities worldwide. This book offers a comprehensive look at current technologies & practices in on-line education, with advice on the creation, adaption & implementation of learning objects & metadata.



Reconsidering Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World

Reconsidering Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World Author David Kember
ISBN-10 9781134144662
Release 2007-06-20
Pages 224
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Distance learning is now more prevalent in the developing world than ever before. This book reconsiders the suitability and success of established modes of distance learning for current contexts in the developing world. It examines what adaptations are necessary to suit shifting needs including: the move from elite to mass higher education increased emphasis on knowledge base economies greater demand for lifelong learning and professional development the effects of technical and societal changes demand for post-secondary education. Drawing upon research into students' conceptions of, and approaches to learning, this critical analysis of the state of open and flexible learning examines the characteristics, needs and learning approaches of students, considering whether or not current provision is successful, what changes are necessary, and, crucially, how student retention can be improved.



Integrated E learning

Integrated E learning Author Wim Jochems
ISBN-10 0415335035
Release 2004
Pages 212
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It is widely recognized that online and e-learning is no longer an exclusive approach used only in distance education and in isolation from traditional education programmes. A real difficulty facing educators and trainers is how to integrate these new learning methods and embed them in established and existing forms of learning, teaching or training. This book forms a serious, in-depth study of the subject and proposes that e-learning is not simply a matter of 'digitizing' traditional materials, but involves a new approach, which must take into account pedagogical, technological and organizational features to form a well-designed education system. A practical focus is maintained throughout, with advice on implementation and case studies drawn from the contributors' considerable experience. Integrated E-Learning is essential reading for anyone wanting to implement, design, develop or deliver e-learning or training courses.



Encyclopedia of Distance Learning Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning  Second Edition Author Rogers, Patricia L.
ISBN-10 9781605661995
Release 2009-01-31
Pages 2612
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Offers comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning.



Rethinking Learner Support in Distance Education

Rethinking Learner Support in Distance Education Author Roger Mills
ISBN-10 9781134418077
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 232
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Distance learning is becoming an increasingly popular way of studying, and most universities now provide courses using these methods. Today's students, though, are demanding high quality, consumer-focused and flexible courses, as well as learning resources and active learner support. This means that providers of distance education need to reconsider key issues about their learner support systems, ensuring that this is delivered appropriately and effectively. Considering the changing needs and demands of distance education students, this book draws together contributions from the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Botswana, to offer an international perspective on: * the challenges and opportunities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) * quality assurance, commercialisation and the learner as consumer * the impact on learners of cultural differences on internationalised curricula * the implications for learner support of a wider range of learners This book should be read by all those involved in developing and delivering distance education courses.



Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning Author Jason Allen Snart
ISBN-10 9780313381577
Release 2010
Pages 179
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The Perils and Promise of Blending Online and Face-to-Face Instruction in Higher Education Jason Allen Snart Hybrid learning could be the new century's educational game changer. Combining online with face-to-face instruction, hybrid learning promises a best-of-both-worlds solution to higher education's acute problems of student retention, success, and engagement. Yet, in the absence of adequate faculty care and institutional support, hybrid learning can aggravate the very problems it is meant to address. --



Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education

Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education Author Keengwe, Jared
ISBN-10 9781466662810
Release 2014-07-31
Pages 320
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"This book examines the benefits and costs associated with the utilization of technology-mediated instructional environments, recognizing that instructional technology could offer alternative means of communication for understanding"--Provided by publisher.



The Virtual Student

The Virtual Student Author Rena M. Palloff
ISBN-10 0787971197
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 224
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The Virtual Student is an essential resource for online educators working with students in higher education and training settings. The authors offer an overview of the key issues of student online learning and provide a practical guide to working with online students. The book covers a broad range of topics including learning styles, multicultural issues, evaluation, retention, and the challenging problems of plagiarism and cheating.



The Bulletin

The Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000051885229
Release 1999
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The Bulletin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Bulletin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Bulletin book for free.



Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079893205
Release 2000
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Resources in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resources in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resources in Education book for free.



Open and distance learning today

Open and distance learning today Author Fred Lockwood
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105012367624
Release 1995-06-30
Pages 377
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Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Diverse Issues in Higher Education Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066008965
Release 2005
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