Ebook: STRIDE Handbook 8: E-Learning

Publication of the STRIDE Institute, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

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Antonella Esposito
16 January 2010

"E-learning has become popular among educationists because of the inherent strengths and advantages it provides to the instructional process. Through e-learning initiatives in India dates back to 1999, it is in its infancy as not many institutions have jumped into the bandwagon. Many also cite the Internet penetration in the country as the cause of the current situation. At Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), we believe and understand that technological infrastructure alone is not sufficient for success of e-learning, through it may be a necessary pre-condition. Therefore, we have been engaged in dialogue, discussion and debate about the potential capabilities, strengths and limitations of online technologies in educational programmes. We have also been conducting training programmes on e-learning since July 2001. The Handbook is our humble effort to put 'learning' before 'technology' in e-learning endeavours. We expect this Handbook to be a starting point and reference guide to new as well as seasoned teachers to use e-learning in their teaching and learning, both at face-to-face and at a distance".

CONTENT

PART-A: Conceptual Overviews
Chapter 1: Pedagogical Affordances of Technology by Som Naidu
Chapter 2: Managerial Perspectives on e-Learning by Tony Bates
Chapter 3: Designing Online Learning by Sanjaya Mishra
Chapter 4: Level of Media Interactivity by Jon Baggaley
Chapter 5: The Global e-Learning Framework by Badrul H. Khan

PART-B: Technologies and their Applications
Chapter 6: Electronic Mail by Sanjaya Mishra
Chapter 7: Mailing Lists by Steve McCarty
Chapter 8: Asynchronous Conferences, Discussion Forums by Neil Harris and Maria Sandor
Chapter 9: Podcasting: a learning technology by Palitha Edirisingha and Anguelina Papova
Chapter 10: Online Video by Kevin Burden
Chapter 11: Using Collaborative Video for e-Learning by Leigh Blackall
Chapter 12: Synchronous Conferencing by Jon Baggaley
Chapter 13: Webcasting by Punya Mishra and M. Laeeq Khan
Chapter 14: Blogs in Learning by Stephen Downes
Chapter 15: Wikis by Ke Zhang and Stacey DeLoose
Chapter 16: Social Networking by Terry Anderson
Chapter 17: Social Bookmarking (Delicious) in Education by Gabriela Grosseck
Chapter 18: Slideshows by Brian Kelly
Chapter 19: Virtual Worlds by Sanjaya Mishra
Chapter 20: Really Simple Syndication by Sanjaya Mishra
Chapter 21: Using Micro-blogging (Twitter) in Teaching and Learning by Andy Ramsden
Chapter 22: Concept Mapping in e-Learning by Alberto J. Canas, Priit Reiska and Joseph D. Novak
Chapter 23: Interactive Whiteboards by Rozhan M. Idrus and Raja Maznah Binti Raja Hussain
Chapter 24: Web Surveys and Quizzes by Sanjaya Mishra
Chapter 25: Learning Management Systems by Sanjaya Mishra

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