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Handbook of distance learning for real-time and asynchronous information technology education.


Handbook of distance learning for real-time and asynchronous information technology education.

Ed. by Solomon Negash et al.

Information Science Reference


381 pages




The modern library is moving quickly from print to electronic resources, whether in the form of e-journals, electronic indices, on-line abstracts, or databases. These 18 articles cover the theories, methods and issues librarians encounter as they learn how to support this shift through strategic planning, operational guidelines and practices. Focusing on the management of commercially acquired electronics resources, the articles address the learning environment, effectiveness and motivation, interaction and collaboration, course design and classroom teaching, and economic analysis and adoption. Topics include e-learning classifications, blends of interactive video conferencing and asynchronous learning, a behavioral modeling approach, effective distance learning, individualized instruction for online learners, student motivation, collaborative technology, sustained online discussions, balancing technology with personal contact, hybrid approaches to teaching programming, motivators and inhibitors of distance learning, e-learning at universities, and the economics of scale in distance learning.

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