Monday, December 27, 2010

E-learning handbook for university staff

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) produced "e-Learning: Stride Handbook 8" (Sanjaya Mishra, 2009) as a E-learning handbook for university staff. This is a 152 page 1.7M Byte PDF document avialable free online. This is a compilation of contributed chapters by authors around the world, including Leigh Blackall, University of Canberra.

The e-learning manual is one of a series of 15, produced by IGNOU's Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE):
  1. Open and Distance Education (P.K. Biswas & Ashok Gaba)
  2. Effective Learning (Sanjaya Mishra)
  3. Academic Counselling in Open and Distance Learning (Manjulika Srivastava)
  4. Assessment and Evaluation in Distance Learning (Basanti Pradhan & P.K. Biswas)
  5. Development and Revision of Self-Learning Materials (C.R.K. Murthy)
  6. Editing in Distance Education (P.R. Ramanujam)
  7. Media and Technology in Distance Education (Santosh Panda)
  8. eLearning (Sanjaya Mishra)
  9. Support Services in Distance Education (R. Satyanarayana) (Under development)
  10. Planning and Management of Distance Education (Madhu Parhar)
  11. Cost Analysis in Open and Distance Learning (Ashok Gaba)
  12. Programme Evaluation in Open and Distance Education (Basanti Pradhan & G. Mythili)
  13. Psychological Skills for Open and Distance Learning (P.K. Biswas)
  14. Staff Training and Development in Open and Distance Education (Dr. Sanjaya Mishra)

e-Learning: Stride Handbook 8
Foreword 1
About the Handbook 2
PART A E-Learning: Conceptual Overviews
Chapter 1: Pedagogical Affordances of Technology by Som Naidu 4
Chapter 2: Managerial Perspectives on e-Learning by Tony Bates 14
Chapter 3: Designing Online Learning by Sanjaya Mishra 28
Chapter 4: Level of Media Interactivity by Jon Baggaley 36
Chapter 5: The Global e-Learning Framework by Badrul H. Khan 42
PART B E-Learning: Technologies and their Applications
Chapter 6: Electronic Mail by Sanjaya Mishra 52
Chapter 7: Mailing Lists by Steve McCarty 56
Chapter 8: Asynchronous Conferences, Discussion Forums by Neil Harris and Maria Sandor 60
Chapter 9: Podcasting: a learning technology by Palitha Edirisingha and Anguelina Papova 66
Chapter 10: Online Video by Kevin Burden 70
Chapter 11: Using Collaborative Video for e-Learning by Leigh Blackall 76
Chapter 12: Synchronous Conferencing by Jon Baggaley 80
Chapter 13: Webcasting by Punya Mishra and M. Laeeq Khan 84
Chapter 14: Blogs in Learning by Stephen Downes 88
Chapter 15: Wikis by Ke Zhang and Stacey DeLoose 92
Chapter 16: Social Networking by Terry Anderson 96
Chapter 17: Social Bookmarking (Delicious) in Education by Gabriela Grosseck 102
Chapter 18: Slideshows by Brian Kelly 106
Chapter 19: Virtual Worlds by Sanjaya Mishra 110
Chapter 20: Really Simple Syndication by Sanjaya Mishra 114
Chapter 21: Using Micro-blogging (Twitter) in Teaching and Learning by Andy Ramsden 118
Chapter 22: Concept Mapping in e-Learning by Alberto J. Canas, Priit Reiska and Joseph D. Novak 122
Chapter 23: Interactive Whiteboards by Rozhan M. Idrus and Raja Maznah Binti Raja Hussain 128
Chapter 24: Web Surveys and Quizzes by Sanjaya Mishra 132
Chapter 25: Learning Management Systems by Sanjaya Mishra 134
List of Contributors 140 ...

about the handbook

... The Handbook has two parts: Conceptual overviews and technology applications. Many textbooks, research papers and reference materials have already been written about e- learning, and this one could easily get lost in that wealth of information, but for the conscious approach taken by the Editor to involve international scholars to share their ideas and experiences that could provide diversity and richness of the philosophy, technology and practices surrounding e-learning. So, you have 25 Chapters written by 26 experienced and emerging experts in the field of e-learning, sharing with you tips for successful use of e-learning technologies. You can use this Handbook in a linear manner from Chapter one to the end or read a specific chapter depending on your interest and immediate need and relevance. Most chapters provide you practical tips, resources and references to further reading, and we encourage you to go beyond this Handbook. Apart from the references and links provided in each of the chapters, we would direct you to another publication, released by the University of Colorado, Denver (Lawenthal, et al, 2009). ...

From: "e-Learning: Stride Handbook 8", Mishra, S., Ed., IGNOU, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-81-266-4451-3, 2009.

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