Handbook of Online Learning: Innovations in Higher Education and Corporate Training

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Kjell Erik Rudestam, Judith Schoenholtz-Read
SAGE Publications, Feb 19, 2002 - Computers - 460 pages

The demand for academic coursework and corporate training programs using the Internet and computer-mediated communication networks increases daily. The development and implementation of these new programs requires that traditional teaching techniques and course work be significantly reworked. This Handbook consists of 20 chapters authored by experts in the field of teaching in the online environment to adult students enrolled in graduate university degree programs, corporate training programs, and continuing education courses. The book is organized to first lay a conceptual and theoretical foundation for implementing any online learning program. Topics such as psychological and group dynamics, ethical issues, and curriculum design are covered in this section. Following the establishment of this essential framework are separate sections devoted to the practical issues specific to developing a program in either an academic or corporate environment. Whether building an online learning program from the ground up or making adjustments to improve the effectiveness of an existing program, this book is an invaluable resource.


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Overview The Coming of Age of Adult Online Education
Presence in Teleland
Critical Dialogue Online Personas Covenants and Candlepower
The Case of the Inflammatory EMail Building Culture and Community in Online Academic Environments
Uncertain Frontiers Exploring Ethical Dimensions of Online Learning
The Design and Delivery of Interactive Online Graduate Education
Beyond the Looking Glass What Faculty and Students Need to Be Successful Online
Synthesizing Higher Education and Corporate Learning Strategies
RealWorld Learning in the Virtual Classroom ComputerMediated Learning in the Corporate World
The Executive Master Class Cyberspace and the New Frontiers of Executive Education
Online Knowledge Communities and Their Role in Organizational Learning
Designing and Using a Course in Organization Design to Facilitate Corporate Learning in the Online Environment
Teaching Virtual Leadership Using the Case Method Online
Teaching Statistics Online

The Jungle Syndrome Some Perils and Pleasures of Learning Without Walls
Harnessing the Power of Complexity in an Online Learning Environment
Leadership in Online Education Strategies for Effective Online Administration and Governance
Breaking Through ZeroSum Academics Two Students Perspectives on ComputerMediated Learning Environments
ProgramsEnvironments Corporate
Health Care Meets Technology WebBased Professional Training Consultation and Collaboration
A Virtual Knowledge Cafe
Author Index
Subject Index
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Kjell Erik Rudestam is Professor of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, where he served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for many years. He was previously a psychology professor at York University, Toronto, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, after receiving his PhD in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Oregon. He is the author of Your Statistical Consultant: Answers to Your Data Analysis Questions, 2nd edition (also with Rae R. Newton), Handbook of Online Learning, 2nd edition (with Judith Schoenholtz-Read), and eight other books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals on topics including suicide, psychotherapy, and family and organizational systems. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12), a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Professional
Psychology (Clinical), a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from The Professional School of Psychology.

Judith Schoenholtz-Read, Ed.D., is a member of the Psychology Program at The Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California. In 1999, she coauthored "Group Supervision Meets Technology: A Model for Computer Mediated Group Training at a Distance" (with Dean Janoff) for the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. She is a fellow in the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association and is Secretary of Division 49 (Group Psychology and Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association. Her research interests include feminist theory and practice, group psychotherapy, non-verbal methods of psychotherapy, psychotherapy integration, and narrative research methods.

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