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Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

1st Edition

eISBN-13: 9781452265230

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"This volume will appeal to a wide array of readers, from novices to those already working in the field. Recommended for all collections."
--CHOICE

"Reference literature has been hard put to keep pace with its (distance learning) changes so the appearance of an Encyclopedia is most welcome. Recommended for academic and public libraries."
--LIBRARY JOURNAL

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


Advisory Board


Tony Bates


University of British Columbia


Gregory S. Blimling


Appalachian State University


Ellie Chambers


The Open University, U.K.


Paul Duguid


University of California, Berkeley


Kenneth C. Green


The Campus Computing Project


Linda Harasim


Simon Fraser University


Sally Johnstone


WCET


Sara Kiesler


Carnegie Mellon University


William Maehl


Fielding Graduate Institute


Michael G. Moore


Pennsylvania State University


Jeremy Shapiro


Fielding Graduate Institute


Ralph A. Wolff


Executive Director, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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ISBNs 9780761924517, 9780761924517, 1452265232, 9781452265230
Language English
Number of Pages 577
Edition 1st