An Introduction to Distance Education Understanding Teaching and Learning in a New Era
Date published : 2010
Authors: Cleveland-Innes, M. F., & Garrison, D. R. (Eds.). ,
Utilizing a student-guided approach, chapters offer pedagogical features to engage and support the teaching and learning process, including:
questions for reflection, review, and discussion: students can use these questions as triggers for further thoughts related to the topic. Instructors can use these questions for classroom and online discussion
key quotations: strategically placed throughout the text, these points act as a springboard for further reflection and classroom discussion
concept definitions: central concepts discussed in the text are defined for students at the end of each chapter.
Driven by seminal contributors who are researching and shaping our understanding and practice of distance education today, An Introduction to Distance Education offers a solid foundation from which to explore and develop new approaches to designing and implementing online courses.
Part I An Evolving Distance Education
- Teaching and Learning in Distance Education: Continue a New Era
- From Independence to Collaboration: A Personal Retrospective on Distance Education
- Formal and Informal Paths of Lifelong Learning: Hybrid Distance Educational Settings for the Digital Era
4 Failures of Open and Distance Education’s Successes
Part II Distance Education in the Post-Industrial Context
- Teaching and Learning in Post-Industrial Distance Education
- Into the Breach: The Emerging Landscape in Online Learning
- Blended Learning Revisited
- Repositioning and Re-purposing Distance Education for the Future
Part III Leading the Change
- Leadership in a New Era of Distance Higher Education
- From Distance Education to Blended Learning: Leading Pedagogical Change
Part IV Summary and Conclusions
- Teaching, Learning, and Beyond
Martha F. Cleveland-Innes is Professor and Program Director in Graduate Education Programs at Athabasca University, Canada. She is an award-winning researcher and author in the field of distance and blended higher education.
- Randy Garrison is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Garrison has published extensively on teaching and learning in distance, higher and adult education contexts.
Cite: Cleveland-Innes, M. F., & Garrison, D. R. (Eds.). (2010). An introduction to distance education: Understanding teaching and learning in a new era. Routledge.