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Behind the hype of the virtual university are real changes to the way practitioners are approaching university teaching, influenced by economic, political, social and technological issues. This critical book focuses on the changes to university teaching both on and off campus that have either come from, or themselves influenced the development of educational technologies. It draws on the experience of a number of contributors from a range of international university contexts and explores in detail the process of developing educational technologies and their effects on education. READERSHIP: Practitioners in distance education, open and flexible learning as well as those in university based education. Educational technology developers. Course developers and all those with an active role in managing the development of education.
.". this volume is a compelling, thought-provoking, well organized series of articles which all speak to the possibilities inherent in the changes confronting university teachers while illuminating some of the challenges for teachers and students alike." -- British Journal of Educational Technology
|Series editor's foreword|
|The transformation of the university into an institution of independent learning||p. 10|
|Transforming and enhancing university teaching: stronger and weaker technological influences||p. 24|
|Knowledge and networks||p. 34|
|The wedlock between technology and open and distance education||p. 45|
|Managing the introduction of technology in teaching and learning||p. 56|
|Changing media, changing times: coping with adopting new educational technologies||p. 73|
|Opening up new teaching and learning spaces||p. 85|
|Fears and ambitions: adopting audiotape and compact disc approaches to teaching at the University of Papua New Guinea||p. 98|
|Lions and merlions: critical reflections on the introduction of new technologies in higher education in Swaziland and Singapore||p. 109|
|To be or not to be: technological change in the University of the South Pacific||p. 121|
|The ultimate disorienting dilemma: the online learning community||p. 133|
|Using new technologies to create learning partnerships||p. 147|
|Understanding changes to university teaching||p. 160|
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Series: Open & Distance Learning S.
Published: 1st January 2000
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.356