Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

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Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

A one-stop knowledge resource, Emerging Technologies in Distance Education showcases the international work of research scholars and innovative distance education practitioners who use emerging interactive technologies for teaching and learning at a distance.This widely anticipated book harnesses the dispersed knowledge of international experts who highlight pedagogical, organizational, cultural, social, and economic factors that influence the adoption and integration of emerging technologies in distance education.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover Page 1
Contents 8
Introduction 10
Part 1 Foundations of Emerging Technologies in Distance Education 16
1 A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education 18
2 Theories for Learning with Emerging Technologies 38
3 Imagining Multi-Roles in Web 2.0 Distance Education 56
4 Beyond Distance and Time Constraints: Applying Social Networking Tools and Web 2.0 Approaches in Distance Education 76
Part 2 Learning Designs for Emerging Technologies 104
5 "Emerging": A Re-Conceptualization of Contemporary Technology Design and Integration 106
6 Developing Personal Learning Networks for Open and Social Learning 124
7 Creating a Culture of Community in the Online Classroom Using Artistic Pedagogical Technologies 144
8 Structured Dialogue Embedded within Emerging Technologies 168
Part 3 Social, Organizational, and Contextual Factors in Emerging Technologies Implementations 190
9 Personal Learning Environments 192
10 Learning, Design, and Emergence: Two Case Studies of Moodle in Distance Education 210
11 Institutional Implementation of Wikis in Higher Education: The Case of the Open University of Israel (OUI) 230
12 The Use of Web Analytics in the Design and Evaluation of Distance Education 246
13 New Communications Options: A Renaissance in Videoconference Use 264
Part 4 Learner-Learner, Learner-Content, and Learner-Instructor Interaction and Communication with Emerging Technologies 282
14 Using Social Media to Create a Place that Supports Communication 284
15 Technical, Pedagogical, and Cultural Considerations for Language Learning in MUVEs 300
16 Animated Pedagogical Agents and Immersive Worlds: Two Worlds Colliding 316
Conclusion 332
Contributors 336
A 346
Index 346
B 346
C 346
F 347
H 347
G 347
I 347
E 347
D 347
K 348
O 348
M 348
L 348
P 348
Q 349
R 349
S 349
T 349
U 349
V 349
W 349