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An Introduction to Distance Education: Understanding Teaching and Learning in a New Era

I An Evolving Distance EducationTeaching and Learning in Distance Education: Continue a New EraIntroductionReview of the bookConclusionNoteReferencesFrom Independence to Collaboration: A Personal Retrospective on Distance EducationIndependent studyCollaboration at a distanceThinking collaborativelyCommunity of InquiryConclusionQuestions for reflectionSignificant contributorReferencesFormal and Informal Paths of Lifelong Learning: Hybrid Distance Educational Settings for the Digital EraIntroductionThe roots of lifelong learningLifelong learning as paths in private and public spheresThe changing mandate of higher educationThe Emergence of the Hybrid and Networked UniversityDissolving the dichotomy of formal and informal learningThe digital blurring of the formal and informal paths of lifelong learningLifelong learning as paths in hybrid and networked educational settingsConclusionTerms and definitionsQuestions for reflectionSignificant contributorReferencesFailures of Open and Distance Education’s SuccessesIntroductionThe disappointment of successHow Did we Get Here?“But at the laste, as every thing hath ende” (Geoffrey Chaucer, 1374)Economic Links to Higher Education…Alas, a Casualty of its Own Success…The financial failure of distance education’s successes: Where are we now?Standing on the shoulders of giantsFURTHER THOUGHTS ON THE DRAW OF THE ON-CAMPUS UNIVERSITY: INSIGHTS FROM THE RESEARCH ABOUT STUDENT PARTICIPATIONQuestions for reflectionSignificant contributorReferencesII Distance Education in the Post-industrial ContextTeaching and Learning in Post-Industrial Distance EducationIntroductionPedagogical affordance and emergent digital technologiesAccess to InformationMultimedia IntegrationSocial MediaLearning AnalyticsConstructivism and online learningLearner-centered Learning EnvironmentsKnowledge-centered Learning EnvironmentsAssessment-centered Learning EnvironmentsCommunity-centered Learning EnvironmentsSerendipity: an Aside and TransitionCommunity of Inquiry frameworkSocial PresenceTeaching PresenceCognitive PresenceFinal thoughtsQuestions for reflectionSignificant contributorReferencesInto the Breach: The Emerging Landscape in Online LearningIntroductionWhat is AI?Tier 1: AITier 2: Machine LearningTier 3: Deep LearningBeginning the Student Journey with Help from AIRetentionCareer planningTracking performance and credentialsOpen Education ResourcesConvergenceQuestions for reflectionSignificant contributorReferencesBlended Learning RevisitedIntroductionStudents’ perspectivesFaculty perspectivesAdministrators and institutional perspectivesBlended learning through the lens of the Community of Inquiry frameworkFuture research agendaQuestions for reflectionSignificant contributorReferencesRepositioning and Re-purposing Distance Education for the FutureIntroductionTechnologyStudentsEducational institutionsFuture issuesConclusionQuestions for reflectionTerms and definitionsSignificant contributorReferencesIII Leading the ChangeLeadership in a New Era of Higher Distance EducationIntroductionA situation assessmentEconomic IssuesChanging DemographicsGlobalization and Intercultural RelationsEmerging TechnologiesThere is Huge Growth in Internet UseTechnological Fluency is a Graduation RequirementTeaching and LearningInformation, and Knowledge, is Growing ExponentiallyInstruction Must Become More Learner-centered and Self-directedThe Role of Faculty as Teacher and Student as Learner Must ChangeChanging Faculty Roles Increases the Need for Faculty Development and SupportLeadership in contextChange and InnovationCollaborative PartnershipsLeadership in Networked EnvironmentsStrategic planningConclusionTerms and definitionsQuestions for reflectionSignificant contributorReferencesFrom Distance Education to Blended Learning: Leading Pedagogical ChangeIntroductionDefining blended learningSituating blended learningDeveloping higher education leadershipNew leadership for blended learningQuestions for reviewSignificant contributorReferencesTeaching, Learning, and BeyondThemesPost-industrial distance educationDistance education theoryConclusionReferences

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