The internet is changing the way we live and education has always played an important part in shaping our lives. It is now time for education to capitalise on the Internet's capabilities to create a new learning environment for tomorrow's students.
The Online Educator provides much needed straightforward advice on how to create a web-based education system. From Administrative planning and selecting resources to individual course development, it offers clear, novice-friendly information on the entire process of online learning. Key features include:
*clear definitions of common terms and concepts
*a practical 'how-to' approach with useful checklists
*a discussion of the issues for students and teaching staff
*links to useful websites and other resources.
Based firmly on current distance learning research, yet accessible and very readable, this book will be indispensible to anyone interested in developing online education.
'Sound guidance on how to plan for online delivery and student support, taking account of issues such as language and cultural differences, student motivation, and the need to accommodate different styles and strategies of learning.' - Educational Review