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Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Michael Simonson, Sharon E. Smaldino, Michael Albright, Susan Zvacek

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 18, 2011

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A textbook for courses in Distance Education.


This distance education textbook provides a comprehensive coverage of information for teachers, corporate trainers, and staff development programs that discuss teaching distant learners or managing distance education systems.


Teaching and training the distance student are critical to education in the 21st century. Teaching and Learning at a Distance is purposely comprehensive, written to meet the need for teachers and trainers to learn about distance education and how to implement it in today’s educational culture, and equipping them with the ability to select appropriate strategies for teaching the distant learner. Significantly revised and updated, the fifth edition now includes these noteworthy new features and more: chapter goals and objectives, chapter discussion questions, a look at best practice issues, new strategies and techniques, over thirty-percent new resources and references, and a stronger emphasis on how to design, deliver, and evaluate online instruction.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations      

Chapter 1: Foundations of Distance Education 

Chapter 2: Definitions, History, and Theories of Distance Education 

Chapter 3: Research and Distance Education 

Chapter 4: Technologies, the Internet and Distance Education 


Part II: Teaching and Learning at a Distance     

Chapter 5: Instructional Design for Distance Education 

Chapter 6: Teaching and Distance Education  

Chapter 7: The Student and Distance Education 

Chapter 8: Support Materials and Visualization for Distance Education

Chapter 9: Assessment for Distance Education 


Part III:  Managing and Evaluating Distance Education  

Chapter 10: Copyright and Distance Education  

Chapter 11: Managing and Leading a Distance Education Organization 

Chapter 12: Evaluating Teaching and Learning at a Distance 



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Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$32.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-248776-4