Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Offers information on more than six thousand K-12 courses and programs offered through correspondence or electronic delivery systems in the United States.
A Practical Guide
Author: Caroline Harper,Nicola Jones,Rachel Marcus
Category: Business & Economics
Perfect for practitioners, teachers and students, this book offers a comprehensive guide to commissioning, managing and undertaking research in development work. This fully revised and updated Second Edition includes new sections on how to use the internet for research, promoting research uptake, assessing research work and on monitoring and evaluation. The highly accessible content is supported by a wide variety of international case studies, checklists of key points, learning exercises, helpful references to further reading, engaging illustrations and a detailed glossary of terms.
Author: Joe Kraynak
Publisher: Que Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Alphabetically lists and describes Web sites on a variety of topics, including health, culture, business, travel, and education.
The Third Annotated Bibliography
Author: Alexander L. Slade,Marie Kascus
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Identifying and describing more Than 750 works published since its precursor was completed in 1995, This book provides a comprehensive record of the current literature about distance and open learning in post-secondary education programs. The authors cover all types of materials from around the world, ranging from brief news items to major research reports and dissertations. Special emphasis is given to Web-based distance education.
Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education
Author: Gary Miller,Meg Benke,Bruce Chaloux,Lawrence C. Ragan,Raymond Schroeder,Wayne Smutz,Karen Swan
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.
Author: Matthew Helm,April Leigh Helm
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Discusses various delivery methods used in distance learning, the pros and cons of this form of education, determining if a program is above-board or a scam, and financial aid issues, and lists over 1500 programs.
A Directory of Vocational Qualifications Available in the United Kingdom
Author: Kogan Page
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
As the importance of vocational qualifications has become firmly established, the system has become increasingly complex and hard to grasp. Now in its seventh edition, this popular and accessible reference book provides a simple guide for anyone needing information on vocational education. Fully revised and expanded to take into account recent changes in legislation, it provides up-to-date information on over 3500 vocational qualification in the UK, and is an indispensable reference source for careers advisers, human resource managers, employees, teachers and students alike. Divided into five parts, the first clarifies the role of the accrediting and major awarding bodies and explains the main types of vocational qualifications available, including the new Vocational GCEs, A Levees and Key Skills. Part Two is a directory listing over 3500 vocational qualifications, classified by professional and career area, giving details of type of qualification, title, level, awarding body and, where possible,the course,code and content. Part Three comprises a glossary of acronyms used, together with a comprehensive list of awarding bodies, industry lead bodies, professional institutes and associations, with their contact details. Part Four is a directory of colleges offering vocational qualifications in the UK, arranged alphabetically by area. Finally, section five is an index of all qualifications, listed alphabetically by title.
World review of distance education and open learning
Author: Bernadette Robinson,Colin Latchem
How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and developed countries. It has the potential to strengthen and expand the teaching profession of the twenty-first century and to help achieve the target of education for all by 2015. Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning examines the case for using open and distance learning and ICT to train our educators. It describes and analyses the ways in which these methods and technologies are used for: *initial teacher training and continuing professional development *training principals and school managers *training those who provide non-formal adult and community education *communities of practice and sharing of knowledge and ideas within the teaching profession It also discusses the policy-making, management, technology, costing, evaluation and quality assurance aspects of this work. The contributors are outstanding practitioners in the field. The first review in over a decade, Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning draws on wide-ranging and international experience to summarise the strengths and weaknesses of new approaches to the education of teachers. It offers invaluable guidance to policymakers, planners, headteachers and teachers.
Author: Michael R. Peres
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)
Author: Sandor Hervey,Michael Loughridge,Ian Higgins,Senior Lecturer in English Literature Ian Higgins
Category: Foreign Language Study
This is a comprehensive practical course in translation for advanced students of German, which focuses on improving translation quality whilst clarifying the theoretical issues involved. This second edition brings the course up-to-date, and has been fully reworked to give clearer explanations of key terms and include revised chapters on genre, compensation and revision and editing. Based on detailed analysis of translation problems, Thinking German Translation features new material taken from a wide range of sources, including: business and politics press and publicity engineering tourism literary and consumer-oriented texts. Addressing a variety of translation issues such as cultural difference, register and dialect, Thinking German Translation is essential reading for all students wishing to perfect their translation skills. It is also an excellent foundation for those considering a career in translation. Further resources, including a free teacher's handbook for the course, are available on the companion website at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/0415341469/resources/default.asp
Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Kristen S. Montgomery, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This new edition of the award-winning guide to the web for nurses is nearly double in size and twice as useful! Expert nurses in more than 50 content areas have carefully selected and reviewed nearly 400 web sites available in their specialty areas --- resulting in an authoritative guide to the best the web has to offer for the professional nurse. Each web description includes a summary of the site, intended audience, sponsor, level of information, and relevance to nurses. The book also indicates sites which can be referred to patients.
A Handbook of Best Practices
Author: Roger L. Kemp
This is a timely work on a very dynamic field. It provides more than 40 best practice case studies from nearly half the states in America, and discusses current and evolving trends in the relations between educational institutions and cities, towns and other municipalities. The schools include public and private universities and colleges, public school districts, and other local school systems. Case studies examine current and evolving state-of-the-art practices. Appendices include a glossary; regional, national and international resource directories; bibliographic sources; model agreements and documents; a state municipal league directory; a state public library directory; and a summary of distance learning resources. The handbook is indexed. The future of America’s cities and schools depends upon the proper management of resources through the use of state-of-the-art town-gown planning practices. Both public officials and taxpayers, faculties, as well as students, benefit from town and gown best practices.