Table of contents for The theory and practice of online learning / edited by Terry Anderson.


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PART 1: Role and Function of Theory in Online Education
Development and Delivery
1. Foundations of Educational Theory for Online Learning
M ohamed  Ally  .........  ......... . ....... . . ............ ........  15
2. Towards a Theory of Online Learning
Terry  Anderson  ..        ........... ......................   45
3. Situating Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
in an Online Learning Environment
Dianne Conrad........... ......  ............................  75
4. Understanding e-Learning Technologies-in-Practice through
Philosophies-in-Practice
H eather Kanuka  ........................ ... . . . ...... ..........  91
PART II: Infrastructure and Support for Content Development
5. Developing an Infrastructure for Online Learning
Alan Davis, Pauld  Little &  Brian  Stewart ..................................  121
6. Technologies of Online Learning (E-learning)
Rory McGreal & Michael Elliott ......... ....................... 143
7. Characteristics of Interactive Online Learning Media
Patrick. J. Fahy....  .....  ....... ...........  .............. .........  167
8. "In-Your-Pocket" and "On-the-Fly:" Meeting the Needs
of Today's New Generation of Online Learners
with Mobile Learning Technology
Maureen Hutchison, Tony Tin & Yang Cao ............................ 201
9. Social Software to Support Distance Education Learners
Terry A nderson ..................... ........  ................ 221
PART III: Design and Development of Online Courses
10. The Development of Online Courses
Dean Caplan & Rodger Graham ....................................... 245
11. Value Added -The Editor in Design and Development
of Online Courses
Jan Thiessen & Vincent Ambrock ................................ 265
12. Making Relevant Financial Decisions about Technology
in Education
David  Annand  ................. ...................  ......................  277
13. The Quality Dilemma in Online Education Revisited
Nancy K. Parker ................. .......................................  305
PART IV: Delivery, Quality Control, and Student Support
of Online Courses
14. Teaching in an Online Learning Context
Terry Anderson ....    ................... ................. 343
15. Call Centres in Distance Education
Alex Z. Konda, Coll/cen Hubet; Keori Micha:zuk & Aw(lrew Woudstra .... 367
16. Librar) Support for e-Learners: e-Resources, e-Services,
and the Human Factors
Kay Johnson, Honda 7Tabelsi & Elaine Fabbro ....... . .  ........... . 397
17. Supporting the Online Learner
Susan D. Moisey &J udith A. Hughes . .... ........... .......... 419
18. Developing Team Skills and Accomplishing
Team Projects Online
Deborah Hurst &Janice Thomas.. ..... ................        441



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Computer-assisted instruction, Internet in education, Distance education, Enseignement assisté par ordinateur, Internet en éducation, Enseignement à distance