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Distributed Learning

Distributed Learning
Pedagogy and Technology in Online Information Literacy Instruction

by Tasha Maddison,Maha Kumaran

  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 2016-10-12
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0081006098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The field of distributed learning is constantly evolving. Online technology provides instructors with the flexibility to offer meaningful instruction to students who are at a distance or in some cases right on campus, but still unable to be physically present in the classroom. This dynamic environment challenges librarians to monitor, learn, adapt, collaborate, and use new technological advances in order to make the best use of techniques to engage students and improve learning outcomes and success rates. Distributed Learning provides evidence based information on a variety of issues, surrounding online teaching and learning from the perspective of librarians. Includes extensive literature search on distributed learning Provides pedagogy, developing content, and technology by librarians Shows the importance of collaboration and buy-in from all parties involved

Distributed Learning

Distributed Learning
Social and Cultural Approaches to Practice

by Mary R. Lea,Kathy Nicoll

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1136452761
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At a time of increasing globalisation, the concept of open and distance learning is being constantly redefined. New technologies have opened up new ways of understanding and participating in Learning. Distributed Learning offers a collection of perspectives from a social and cultural practice-based viewpoint, with contributions from leading international authors in the field. Key issues in this comprehensive text are: *the challenges of ICT to traditional teaching and learning practices *the value and relevance of 'activity theory' and 'communities of practice' in educational institutions and the workplace *perspectives on the relationship between globalisation and distributed learning, and the breakdown of distinctions between global and local contexts *issues of identity and community in designing courses for the virtual student *language and literacies in distributed learning contexts This book provides useful introductory reading, building a sound theoretical framework for practitioners interested in how distributed learning is shaping post-compulsory education.

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning
A Book

by Anna DiStefano,Kjell Erik Rudestam,Robert Silverman

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2003-11-06
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1452265232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In today's fast-paced world, with multiple demands on time and resources as well as pressures for career advancement and productivity, self-directed learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative in continuing education. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. Written for a wide audience in the distance and continuing education field, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for deans and administrators at universities and colleges, reference librarians in academic and public institutions, HR officials involved with continuing education/training programs in corporate settings, and those involved in the academic disciplines of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, and Library Science. Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution. The Fielding Graduate Institute is well known for offering mid-career professionals opportunities for self-directed, mentored study with the flexibility of time and location that enables students to maintain commitments to family, work, and community. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning includes over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area, giving the reader comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract. Topics Covered Administrative Processes Policy, Finance and Governance Social and Cultural Perspectives Student and Faculty Issues Teaching and Learning Processes and Technologies Technical Tools and Supports Key Features A-to-Z organization plus Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas Over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area Comprehensive index and cross-references between entries add to the encyclopedia's ease of use Annotated listings for additional resources, including distance learning programs, print and non-print resources, and conferences

Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship

Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship
A Book

by Sharon G. Almquist

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011-08-30
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1591589061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• Ten librarians with current, in-the-field experience bring their knowledge to each chapter • Provides a complete chronological time line of distributed learning • Illustrations clarify key topics such as copyright

Distance Education and Distributed Learning

Distance Education and Distributed Learning
A Book

by Gene V Glass,Charalambos Vrasidas

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2002-12-01
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 1607528533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Question Generation as a Learning Multiplier in Distributed Learning Environments

Question Generation as a Learning Multiplier in Distributed Learning Environments
A Book

by Arthur C. Graesser

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This report provides a rationale for question generation as a workable learning multiplier in distributed learning environments. The rationale was derived from a thorough review of recent research on questioning from multiple perspectives: psychology, cognitive science, computational linguistics, and information systems design. Based on this review, nine practices were identified for immediate use in both the conventional classroom and distributed learning settings. If employed properly, question generation strategies in distributed learning can increase a soldier's depth of understanding about the workings of a complex system. The strategy is particularly useful for asynchronous distance learning, where the instructor is not necessarily available to answer questions promptly.

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents
A Book

by Fuhua Oscar Lin

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 1591405025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents reports on the most recent advances in agent technologies for distributed learning. Chapters are devoted to the various aspects of intelligent software agents in distributed learning, including the methodological and technical issues on where and how intelligent agents can contribute to meeting distributed learning needs today and tomorrow. This book benefits the AI (artificial intelligence) and educational communities in their research and development, offering new and interesting research issues surrounding the development of distributed learning environments in the Semantic Web age. In addition, the ideas presented in the book are applicable to other domains such as Agent-Supported Web Services, distributed business process and resource integration, computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) and e-Commerce.

Military transformation progress and challenges for DOD's Advanced Distributed Learning programs.

Military transformation progress and challenges for DOD's Advanced Distributed Learning programs.
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 142894253X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents

Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents
A Book

by Fuhua Oscar Lin

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 9781591405009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designing Distributed Learning Environments with Intelligent Software Agents reports on the most recent advances in agent technologies for distributed learning. Chapters are devoted to the various aspects of intelligent software agents in distributed learning, including the methodological and technical issues on where and how intelligent agents can contribute to meeting distributed learning needs today and tomorrow. This book benefits the AI (artificial intelligence) and educational communities in their research and development, offering new and interesting research issues surrounding the development of distributed learning environments in the Semantic Web age. In addition, the ideas presented in the book are applicable to other domains such as Agent-Supported Web Services, distributed business process and resource integration, computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) and e-Commerce.

Web-based Training

Web-based Training
A Book

by Badrul Huda Khan

  • Publisher : Educational Technology
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 599
  • ISBN : 9780877783022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discussing Web-based training from design, development, delivery, management, implementation, and evaluation perspectives, this book includes 63 chapters by experts from around the world. They offer instruction on the uses of the Web for corporate, government, and academic training purposes. Particular chapters address topics like the advantages and limitations of Web-based training, the technological resources available, the theory behind Web-based learning, the use of simulations, online testing, copyright, and cost. c. Book News Inc.

Distributed Learning Systems with First-order Methods

Distributed Learning Systems with First-order Methods
An Introduction

by Ji Liu,Ce Zhang

  • Publisher : Now Publishers
  • Release : 2020-06-17
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9781680837001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scalable and efficient distributed learning is one of the main driving forces behind the recent rapid advancement of machine learning and artificial intelligence. One prominent feature of this development is that recent progress has been made by researchers in two communities: (1) the system community such as database, data management, and distributed systems, and (2) the machine learning and mathematical optimization community. The interaction and knowledge sharing between these two communities has led to the rapid development of new distributed learning systems and theory. This monograph provides a brief introduction to three distributed learning techniques that have recently been developed: lossy communication compression, asynchronous communication, and decentralized communication. These have significant impact on the work in both the system and machine learning and mathematical optimization communities but to fully realize the potential, it is essential they understand the whole picture. This monograph provides the bridge between the two communities. The simplified introduction to the essential aspects of each community enables researchers to gain insights into the factors influencing both. The monograph provides students and researchers the groundwork for developing faster and better research results in this dynamic area of research.

Learning without Boundaries

Learning without Boundaries
Technology to Support Distance/Distributed Learning

by Robert J. Seidel,Paul R. Chatelier

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-11-11
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 1489911995
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of papers is the result of a workshop sponsored by NATO's Defense Research Group Panel 8 during the Fall of 1993. The workshop was held at the University of German Armed Forces at Neubiberg (Munich) Germany 29 September-l October, 1993. Robert J. Seidel Paul R. Chatelier U.S. Army Research Institute for the Executive Office of the President Behavioral and Social Sciences Office of Science and Technology Policy Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. v PREFACE We would like to thank the authors of the papers for providing an excellent coverage of this rapidly developing technology, the session chairpersons for providing excellent structure and management for each group of papers, and each session's discussant's for their summary and personal views of their sessions papers. Our special thanks go to Dr. Rolfe Otte, the German ministry of Defense's research study group member and the person responsible for our being able to have this workshop in Munich. We are also grateful to Dr. H. Closhen of the IABG for technical and administrative assistance throughout the planning and conduct of the workshop.

Managing E-learning

Managing E-learning
Design, Delivery, Implementation, and Evaluation

by Badrul Huda Khan

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1591406366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book provides readers with a broad understanding of the emerging field of e-learning and also advises readers on the issues that are critical to the success of a meaningful e-learning environment"--Provided by publisher.

International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies

International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies
A Book

by Roger Azevedo,Vincent Aleven

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-04-23
  • Pages : 721
  • ISBN : 1441955461
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Education in today's technologically advanced environments makes complex cognitive demands on students pre-learning, during, and post-learning. Not surprisingly, these analytical learning processes--metacognitive processes--have become an important focus of study as new learning technologies are assessed for effectiveness in this area.Rich in theoretical models and empirical data, the International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies synthesizes current research on this critical topic. This interdisciplinary reference delves deeply into component processes of self-regulated learning (SRL), examining theories and models of metacognition, empirical issues in the study of SRL, and the expanding role of educational technologies in helping students learn. Innovations in multimedia, hypermedia, microworlds, and other platforms are detailed across the domains, so that readers in diverse fields can evaluate the theories, data collection methods, and conclusions. And for the frontline instructor, contributors offer proven strategies for using technologies to benefit students at all levels. For each technology covered, the Handbook: Explains how the technology fosters students' metacognitive or self-regulated learning.Identifies features designed to study or support metacognitve/SRL behaviors.Reviews how its specific theory or model addresses learners' metacognitive/SRL processes.Provides detailed findings on its effectiveness toward learning.Discusses its implications for the design of metacognitive tools.Examines any theoretical, instructional, or other challenges.These leading-edge perspectives make the International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies a resource of great interest to professionals and researchers in science and math education, classroom teachers, human resource researchers, and industrial and other instructors.

Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments

Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments
A Book

by Wright, Robert D.

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2014-09-30
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 1466664622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As face-to-face interaction between student and instructor is not present in online learning environments, it is increasingly important to understand how to establish and maintain social presence in online learning. Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments provides successful strategies and procedures for developing policies to bring about an awareness of the practices that enhance online learning. This reference book provides building blocks to help improve the outcome of online coursework and discusses social presence to help improve performance, interaction, and a sense of community for all participants in an online arena. This book is of essential use to online educators, administrators, researchers, and students.

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness

Distance Learning and University Effectiveness
Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning

by Caroline Howard,Karen Schenk,Richard Discenza

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 159140178X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning addresses the challenges and opportunities associated with information and communication technologies (ICTs) as related to education. From discussing new and innovative educational paradigms and learning models resulting from ICTs to addressing future student needs and international issues, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the paradigm, teaching, technology and other changes that may be required of universities to remain in the new competitive marketplace of online learning.

Transactions of Computational Collective Intelligence IV

Transactions of Computational Collective Intelligence IV
A Book

by Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2011-06-18
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 3642218849
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These Transactions publish research in computer-based methods of computational collective intelligence (CCI) and their applications in a wide range of fields such as the Semantic Web, social networks and multi-agent systems. TCCI strives to cover new methodological, theoretical and practical aspects of CCI understood as the form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals (artificial and/or natural). The application of multiple computational intelligence technologies such as fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, neural systems, consensus theory, etc., aims to support human and other collective intelligence and to create new forms of CCI in natural and/or artificial systems. This fourth issue contains a collection of 6 articles selected from high-quality submissions. The first paper of Ireneusz Czarnowski entitled "Distributed Learning with Data Reduction" consists of 120 pages and has a monograph character. The second part consists of five regular papers addressing advances in the foundations and applications of computational collective intelligence.

Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless Sensor Networks
Signal Processing and Communications Perspectives

by Ananthram Swami,Qing Zhao,Yao-Win Hong,Lang Tong

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-10-24
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780470061817
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wireless sensor network (WSN) uses a number of autonomous devices to cooperatively monitor physical or environmental conditions via a wireless network. Since its military beginnings as a means of battlefield surveillance, practical use of this technology has extended to a range of civilian applications including environmental monitoring, natural disaster prediction and relief, health monitoring and fire detection. Technological advancements, coupled with lowering costs, suggest that wireless sensor networks will have a significant impact on 21st century life. The design of wireless sensor networks requires consideration for several disciplines such as distributed signal processing, communications and cross-layer design. Wireless Sensor Networks: Signal Processing and Communications focuses on the theoretical aspects of wireless sensor networks and offers readers signal processing and communication perspectives on the design of large-scale networks. It explains state-of-the-art design theories and techniques to readers and places emphasis on the fundamental properties of large-scale sensor networks. Wireless Sensor Networks: Signal Processing and Communications : Approaches WSNs from a new angle – distributed signal processing, communication algorithms and novel cross-layer design paradigms. Applies ideas and illustrations from classical theory to an emerging field of WSN applications. Presents important analytical tools for use in the design of application-specific WSNs. Wireless Sensor Networks will be of use to signal processing and communications researchers and practitioners in applying classical theory to network design. It identifies research directions for senior undergraduate and graduate students and offers a rich bibliography for further reading and investigation.

e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook

e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook
Resources for Higher Education

by Frank Rennie,Tara Morrison

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-01-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1136320180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Digital resources—from games to blogs to social networking—are strong forces in education today, but how can those tools be effectively utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Filled with practical advice, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of online learning tools and offers strategies for using these resources in course design, highlighting some of the most relevant and challenging topics in e-learning today, including: • using social networking for educational purposes • designing for a distributed environment • strengths and weaknesses of delivering content in various formats (text, audio, and video) • potential constraints on course design • implementation, evaluation, induction, and training Illustrated by short, descriptive case studies, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition also directs the reader to useful resources that will enhance their course design. This helpful guide will be invaluable to all those involved in the design and delivery of online learning in higher education.

Learning to Learn with Integrative Learning Technologies (ILT)

Learning to Learn with Integrative Learning Technologies (ILT)
A Practical Guide for Academic Success

by Anastasia Kitsantas,Nada Dabbagh

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2010-02-01
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 1607523043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The purpose of this practical guide is to facilitate college students’ academic success by fostering self-regulated learning skills or learning to learn through the use of Integrative Learning Technologies (ILT). It enables the college instructor, online instructor, instructional developer, or educator to envision, plan for, and implement customized instructional and curricular designs that foster learning to learn and motivate students to take ownership of their own learning. Specifically, this book demonstrates how college faculty who use Learning Management Systems (LMS) as well as emerging technologies such as Web 2.0 applications and social software can design learning tasks and course assignments that support and promote student: • goal setting • use of effective task strategies • self-monitoring and self-evaluation • time management • help seeking • motivation and affect Given the emphasis on retention of freshmen as a measure of institutional effectiveness, the focus on student success, and the increasing use of ILT in higher education, this book fulfills a dire need in the literature on the integration of technology and self-regulated learning.