Open & Distance Education and eLearning Products

  • Social Media in Academia

    Networked Scholars

    By George Veletsianos

    Social media and online social networks are expected to transform academia and the scholarly process. However, intense emotions permeate scholars’ online practices and an increasing number of academics are finding themselves in trouble in these networked spaces. In reality, the evidence describing…

    Paperback – 2016-01-20 

  • Making Sense of Teaching in Difficult Times

    Edited by Penny Jane Burke, Suellen Shay

    Thinking about teaching in educational terms has become increasingly difficult because of the conceptions of higher education that predominate in both policy and public debate. Framing the benefits of higher education simply as an economic good poses particular difficulties for making educational…

    Hardback – 2016-01-08 

  • Reconstructing Undergraduate Education

    Using Learning Science To Design Effective Courses

    By Robert B. Innes

    This book is designed to introduce professors and administrators in higher education to the philosophical, theoretical, and research support for using a constructivist perspective on learning to guide the reconstruction of undergraduate education. It presents an original framework for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Mobile Learning and STEM

    Case Studies in Practice

    Edited by Helen Crompton, John Traxler

    In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on STEM education in the United States, fueled by evidence that young learners’ competencies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are falling behind those of their global peers. Scholars and practitioners are beginning to utilize the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

  • Knowledge and Interaction

    A Synthetic Agenda for the Learning Sciences

    Edited by Andrea A. diSessa, Mariana Levin, Nathaniel J.S. Brown

    Decades of research in the cognitive and learning sciences have led to a growing recognition of the incredibly multi-faceted nature of human knowing and learning. Up to now, this multifaceted nature has been visible mostly in distinct and often competing communities of researchers. From a purely…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

  • Measuring and Visualizing Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom

    Edited by Peter Reimann, Susan Bull, Michael Kickmeier-Rust, Ravi Vatrapu, Barbara Wasson

    Integrated information systems are increasingly used in schools, and the advent of the technology-rich classroom facilitates and, often, requires a new degree of ongoing classroom assessment. Able to track web searches, resources use, task completion time and a variety of other classroom behaviors,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09 

  • Learning Design

    Conceptualizing a Framework for Teaching and Learning Online

    Edited by James Dalziel

    The new field of Learning Design has the potential to revolutionize not only technology in education, but the whole field of teaching and learning through the application of design thinking to education. Learning Design looks inside the "black box" of pedagogy to understand what teachers and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09 

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Distance Teaching

    Connected Classrooms in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Alan Blackstock, Nathan Straight

    Synchronous technologies, particularly interactive video conferencing (IVC), are becoming common modes of teaching and delivering college courses. The increasing popularity of IVC in the U.S. and abroad calls for more pedagogically effective practices for instructors using this technology. This…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Mobile Learning

    The Next Generation

    Edited by John Traxler, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

    Mobile Learning: The Next Generation documents the most innovative projects in context-aware mobile learning in order to develop a richer theoretical understanding of learning in modern mobile-connected societies. Context-aware mobile learning takes advantage of cell phone, mobile, and pervasive…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18 

  • Education and Technology

    Edited by Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon

    The widespread academic study of educational technology blossomed in the years following the development of the microprocessor. Of course, that is not to say that education was technology-free before the 1970s: the telephone, wireless radio, cinema, television, and mainframe computers had all in…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Major Themes in Education

  • Place-based Spaces for Networked Learning

    Edited by Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear, Maarten de Laat

    With the boundaries of place softened and extended by digital communications technologies, learning in a networked society necessitates new distributions of activity across time, space, media, and people; and this development is no longer exclusive to traditionally designated spaces such as school…

    Paperback – 2015-11-15 

  • Essentials of Online Course Design

    A Standards-Based Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Marjorie Vai, Kristen Sosulski

    In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28 
    Essentials of Online Learning

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