Increased use of electronic libraries, multimedia courseware and computer-mediated communication is giving rise to an entirely new educational experience, prompting educators to assess the potential for improved and enriched learning and teaching models.
This new book explores the creative opportunities offered by ICT, and provides an authoritative, rigorous survey of the ways in which ICT is currently transforming core teaching functions, including:
*subject matter representation
*activating learning and the engagement of students
*supporting interaction and socialization
*assessing learning outcomes
*providing feedback to students.
Written by leading experts in the field, this text draws on the experiences of practitioners at the forefront of ICT developments, making this essential reading for all educational professionals who recognize the new opportunities afforded by this changed environment. Suitable for those who are open and flexible learning specialists, educational technologists or educational developers in either a conventional or an e-learning environment.
Dr Som Naidu is Associate Professor and Head of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Research Support at the University of Melbourne, Australia. A respected figure in the field of open, flexible and distance education, he is an award-winning researcher and practitioner in online teaching and learning who has been published widely. His work has won awards from the International Society for Performance Improvement and the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. He is editor of the T&F journal Distance Education.
'a valuable reference material for distance education researchers and practitioners alike' - American Journal of Distance Education
'The book represents the broadening use of IT in learning and teaching with some refreshing examples based in disciplines other than stock-in-trade IT-related ones' - Mike Johnson, Cardiff University, UK