1st Edition

International Perspectives on Tele-Education and Virtual Learning Environments

By Graham Orange, Dave Hobbs Copyright 2000

    This title was first published in 2000:  Teaching, learning and assessment methods are constantly evolving, providing the educator with a range of issues and new challenges. This book addresses these challenges through the use of information and communications technologies and presents a vision of how these may be deployed in the educational environments of the future.

    Contents: Foreword, Harriet Mayor Fulbright; A virtual laboratory for remote electronic engineering education, Andrea Bagnasco, Marco Chirico, Giancarlo Parodi, Andrea Sappia and Anna Marina Scapolla; A virtual secondary school classroom on the net, Giuseppe Chiazzese, Claudia Cortopassi and Maria Rita Laganà; The virtual student: user embodiment in virtual learning environments, Marc Fabri and Michael Gerhard; Supporting flexible learning over the net, Lynne Hall, Adrian Gordon and Paul Black; The potential of electronic networking to provide effective learning environments, Dave Hobbs, Rik Taylor and James Armstrong; Demonstration of how soft systems methodology can be used to structure the issues associated with distance learning activities, Barbara Howell and Nimal Jayaratna; University21 - an integrated educational system, Jianhua Ma, Runhe Huang and Tosiyasu L. Kunii; Collaborative virtual environments for problem based learning, Joze Rugelj; Factors affecting active participation in a CMC created for distance learners, Tina Wilson and Denise Whitelock; Computer-mediated communication in distance education, Barbara Cannone-Syrcos and George Syrcos.


    Graham Orange, Dave Hobbs

    ’...an excellent overview of the broad spectrum of new educational technology advocates, what they have done over the years, and wht they are proposing for the future.’ Comparative Education Review