Emerging Technologies in Distance Education
350 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
27 figures, 7 tables
Release Date:01 Jun 2010

Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

Athabasca University Press
This widely anticipated book harnesses the dispersed knowledge ofinternational experts who highlight pedagogical, organizational,cultural, social, and economic factors that influence the adoption andintegration of emerging technologies in distance education. The volumeprovides expert advice on how educators can launch effective andengaging distance education initiatives in response to technologicaladvancements, changing mindsets, and economic and organizationalpressures. Emerging Technologies in Distance Education goesbeyond the hype surrounding Web 2.0 technologies and confronts theimportant issues that researchers and educators need to consider toenhance educational practice.
Dr. George Veletsianos is an assistant professor ofinstructional technology at the University of Texas. His manypresentations and publications on education and instructionaltechnologies can be found at www.veletsianos.com.

Introduction / George Veletsianos

Part 1. Foundations of Emerging Technologies in DistanceEducation

1.   A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education /George Veletsianos

2.   Theories for Learning with Emerging Technologies /Terry Anderson

3.   Imagining Multi-Roles in Web 2.0 Distance Education /Elizabeth Wellburn & B.J. Eib

4.   Beyond Distance and Time Constraints: Applying SocialNetworking Tools and Web 2.0 Approaches in Distance Education /Mark J.W. Lee & Catherine McLoughlin

Part 2. Learning Designs for EmergingTechnologies

5.   “Emerging”: A Re-Conceptualization ofContemporary Technology Design and Integration / The LearningTechnologies Collaborative

6.   Developing Personal Learning Networks for Open and SocialLearning / Alec Couros

7.   Creating a Culture of Community in the Online ClassroomUsing Artistic Pedagogical Technologies / Beth Perry & MargaretEdwards

8.   Structured Dialogue Embedded within Emerging Technologies/ Yiannis Laouris, Gayle Underwood, Romina Laouri, & AlecoChristakis

Part 3. Social, Organizational, and Contextual Factors inEmerging Technologies Implementations

9. Personal Learning Environments / Trey Martindale &Michael Dowdy

10. Learning, Design, and Emergence: Two Case Studies of Moodle inDistance Education / Andrew Whitworth & Angela Benson

11. Institutional Implementation of Wikis in Higher Education: TheCase of the Open University of Israel (OUI) / Hagit Meishar-Tal,Yoav Yair, & Edna Tal-Elhasid

12. The Use of Web Analytics in the Design and Evaluation ofDistance Education / P. Clint Rogers, Mary R. McEwen, & SaraJoyPond

13. New Communications Options: A Renaissance in Videoconference Use/ Richard Caladine, Trish Andrews, Belinda Tynan, Robyn Smyth,& Deborah Vale

Part 4. Learner-Learner, Learner-Content, andLearner-Instructor Interaction and Communication with EmergingTechnologies

14. Using Social Media to Create a Place that Supports Communication/ Rita Kop

15. Technical, Pedagogical, and Cultural Considerations for LanguageLearning in MUVEs / Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Brendan Calandra, &Youngjoo Yi

16. Animated Pedagogical Agents and Immersive Worlds: Two WorldsColliding / Bob Heller & Mike Procter

Conclusion / George Veletsianos



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