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[book cover] Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

edited by George Veletsianos

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July 2010

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Communication & Cultural Studies / Communication & Cultural Studies: Technology & Society / Education / Education: Distance Education


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About the Book

A one-stop knowledge resource, Emerging Technologies in Distance Education showcases the international work of research scholars and innovative distance education practitioners who use emerging interactive technologies for teaching and learning at a distance.

This widely anticipated book harnesses the dispersed knowledge of international experts who highlight pedagogical, organizational, cultural, social, and economic factors that influence the adoption and integration of emerging technologies in distance education. Emerging Technologies in Distance Education provides expert advice on how educators can launch effective and engaging distance education initiatives in response to technological advancements, changing mindsets, and economic and organizational pressures. The volume goes beyond the hype surrounding Web 2.0 technologies and highlights the important issues that researchers and educators need to consider to enhance educational practice.

About the Author

Dr. George Veletsianos is an assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of Texas. His research and teaching interests include the design, development, and evaluation of digital learning environments, with a focus on adventure learning, virtual characters, emerging technologies, and the learner experience. He holds MA and PhD degrees in learning technologies from the University of Minnesota and has published extensively in the fields of learning and instructional technologies. His presentations, publications, and most recent thoughts on education can be found at



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Part 1. Foundations of Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

Download1. A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education
George Veletsianos

Download2. Theories for Learning with Emerging Technologies
Terry Anderson

Download3. Imagining Multi-Roles in Web 2.0 Distance Education
Elizabeth Wellburn & B.J. Eib

Download4. Beyond Distance and Time Constraints: Applying Social Networking Tools and Web 2.0 Approaches in Distance Education
Mark J.W. Lee & Catherine McLoughlin

Part 2. Learning Designs for Emerging Technologies

Download5. “Emerging”: A Re-Conceptualization of Contemporary Technology Design and Integration
The Learning Technologies Collaborative

Download6. Developing Personal Learning Networks for Open and Social Learning
Alec Couros

Download7. Creating a Culture of Community in the Online Classroom Using Artistic Pedagogical Technologies
Beth Perry & Margaret Edwards

Download8. Structured Dialogue Embedded within Emerging Technologies
Yiannis Laouris, Gayle Underwood, Romina Laouri, & Aleco Christakis

Part 3. Social, Organizational, and Contextual Factors in Emerging Technologies Implementations

Download9. Personal Learning Environments
Trey Martindale & Michael Dowdy

Download10. Learning, Design, and Emergence: Two Case Studies of Moodle in Distance Education
Andrew Whitworth & Angela Benson

Download11. Institutional Implementation of Wikis in Higher Education: The Case of the Open University of Israel (OUI)
Hagit Meishar-Tal, Yoav Yair, & Edna Tal-Elhasid

เกมส์ยิงปลาออนไลน์Download12. The Use of Web Analytics in the Design and Evaluation of Distance Education
P. Clint Rogers, Mary R. McEwen, & SaraJoy Pond

Download13. New Communications Options: A Renaissance in Videoconference Use
Richard Caladine, Trish Andrews, Belinda Tynan, Robyn Smyth, & Deborah Vale

Part 4. Learner-Learner, Learner-Content, and Learner-Instructor Interaction and Communication with Emerging Technologies

Download14. Using Social Media to Create a Place that Supports Communication
Rita Kop

Download15. Technical, Pedagogical, and Cultural Considerations for Language Learning in MUVEs
Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Brendan Calandra, & Youngjoo Yi

Download16. Animated Pedagogical Agents and Immersive Worlds: Two Worlds Colliding
Bob Heller & Mike Procter





Emerging Technologies in Distance Education provides a perspective on teaching and learning with emerging technologies through: accessible overviews of emerging technologies, theory and bigger picture perspectives, and descriptive examples and research related to use of emerging technologies in distance education settings. The context for these chapters … is primarily higher education. The book's chapters are effective and informative as stand alone elements for teaching, training, or faculty professional development or as a comprehensive volume presenting a snapshot of current perspectives and use of innovative emerging technologies. The variety of authors and examples represent the book's international focus and provides insight on how instructors might use technology when developing their own courses. While many of the chapters suggest the need for further research related to their examples of use, the conclusion provides a comprehensive call for further research related to the body of emerging technologies in distance education domain.
This book is a valuable resource for the distance education community, because it shows innovative examples of teaching with emerging technologies. Its strength is that it can be used by a variety of audiences, from instructors to instructional designers, in pieces or as a whole. It provides accessible examples of research and practice for educators and professionals within the field, as well as an entry-point for students and novice distance educators. Personally, I have found this book to useful in my role as a professor, as an instructional designer and as a student and I think that other educators in the field would also benefit from the information within.”

—B. A. Rochefort, Education Tech Research Dev (2011) 59:909-911