The SAGE encyclopedia of online education /

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Author / Creator:Danver, Steven Laurence.
Imprint:Los Angeles : SAGE, 2017.
Description:1 online resource.
Format: E-Resource Book
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ISBN:9781483318332 (electronic bk.)
1483318338 (electronic bk.)
9781483318356 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1483318354 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Other form:Original 9781483318356 1483318354
Review by Choice Review

This three-volume work edited by American history scholar Danver (Walden Univ.) focuses on the multifaceted relationship of various measures of effective student education to the technology supporting online education. The customary SAGE "Readers Guide" section at the start of each volume describes broad subject categories (e.g., Concepts and Theory, Curriculum, Interaction in the Educational Process, Social Media). There is also a list of specific entries for each volume (e.g., Academic Freedom, Constructivism, Corporate Partnerships, YouTube). An extensive index is located at the end of volume 3. The set's some-350 entries include signed articles from a long list of contributors (identified by their institutional affiliations--some international--but not their department or areas of expertise). Each essay offers cross-references to related entries, further readings, and an overview of the particular educational topic in relation to its applications to online teaching. "Academic Integrity" by Jon Louis Dorbolo, for example, includes a definition, historical overview, and connections to online learning environments, and discusses provocative issues such as surveillance culture and transhumanism. The set's appendixes offer demographic data on distance education, academic leaders' opinions on distance education, a resource guide of books and journals related to online education, and distance education policy standards from regional and national accrediting organizations in the US. This work covers basics very well; it also complements and updates much of the material presented in related works such as The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research, ed. by Richard Andrews and Caroline Haythornthwaite (CH, Feb'08, 45-2982). Summing Up: Recommended. All academic audiences; professionals/practitioners. --Susan A. Ariew, University of South Florida

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The internet's ubiquity and the opportunities it offers have raised questions about the quality, delivery, and effectiveness of education provided online. Many of the 350 entries here consider the roots of constants in F2F education (e.g. Bloom's taxonomy, essay writing, student engagement, writing centers, libraries) and how they have adapted. Other entries, such as those on online proctoring, remote faculty, iTunes U, and Udacity. describe the perpetually competitive new paradigm. Contributors academics from traditional brick-and-mortar institutions, online educators, and others offer objective explanations of each topic as well as considered analysis of the implications of trends and their potential effect. Bibliographies point to relevant recent books, journal articles, and other publications in education, business, and government. Copious see also references as well as a Reader's Guide organizing articles topically assist navigation among related ideas. Lengthy appendixes provide enrollment data by various measures, academic leaders' opinions on distance education, a bibliography on online education, and a statement of Distance Education Policy Standards. Danver has wisely focused on student and faculty matters the abiding heart of education ensuring this work's enduring value.--Rettig, James Copyright 2018 Booklist

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