Free and Open Source Software for E-Learning: Issues, Successes and Challenges: Issues, Successes and Challenges

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Czerkawski, Betul Özkan
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 31.08.2010 - 300 Seiten
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The phenomenon of using Free and Open Source Software in education has increased significantly in the last decade.

Free and Open Source Software for E-Learning: Issues, Successes and Challenges reviews open and free software used in e-learning, examines the pedagogy behind FOSS and how it is applied to e-learning, and discusses the best practices for FOSS through real world examples, providing guidelines for e-learning designers and instructors who use FOSS. This engaging compilation is ideal for those using FOSS programs to design, develop, and manage educational and training programs. It is also well suited for adoption in instructional technology related courses in advanced degree programs.

 

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Web 20 Technologiesin ELearning
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Whats all the FOSS?How Freedom and Openness are Changingthe Face of Our Educational Landscape
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Lessons from ConstructivistTheories Open SourceTechnology andStudent Learning
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The Role of Organizational SubCultures in EnterpriseWide Adoption
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A Case Exemplified by Curriki
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A Case Study of a LargeAustralian University
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Building Open LearningEnvironment for SoftwareEngineering Students
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Data Mining User Activityin Free and Open SourceSoftware FOSS Open LearningManagement Systems
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A Case for UserCentered Designand Simplicity in OER Repositories
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What AudacityDecreasing Student Anxiety whileIncreasing Instructional Time
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How Open Source Software for ELearningcan Take a Turn to the Social
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Computer Assisted ActiveLearning System Developmentfor History of CivilizationELearning Courses byUsing Free Open SourceSoftware Platforms
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Web 20 as PotentialELearning Tools for K12English Language Learners
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Compilation of References
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About the Contributors
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Index
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Lessons Learned Along the Way
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Über den Autor (2010)

Dr. Betül Özkan Czerkawski serves as the assistant professor of educational technology and program director at University of Arizona South (UAS). Prior to joining the faculty at the UAS, she has worked in Long Island University and University of West Georgia as faculty coordinator of instructional technology and assistant professor of educational technology research, respectively. Dr. Czerkawski holds a MA and Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development and BA in Italian Philology. She completed her post-doctoral study in Iowa State University where she also served as a project manager for a Fulbright Grant. Her research interests include technology integration in teaching and learning, design of online learning environments, and emerging educational technologies. Dr. Czerkawski has presented and published widely on E-Learning in the past decade. [Editor]

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