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Metaheuristics for Vehicle Routing Problems

Metaheuristics Set Volume 3

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Environmental Changes

The Futures of Nature

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Metaheuristics for Logistics

Metaheuristics Set Volume 4

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Multiscale Structural Topology Optimization

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Systems Dependability Assessment

Benefits of Petri Net Models

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Brittle Fracture and Damage of Brittle Materials and Composites

Statistical-probabilistic Approaches

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Organizational Design for Knowledge Management

FOCUS Series in Information Systems, Web and Pervasive Computing

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Deploying Wireless Sensor Networks

Theory and Practice

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Responsibility and Freedom

The Ethical Realm of RRI

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Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 5

Measurement Circuits, Safeguards, Energy Storage

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Distance and E-learning in Transition

Learning innovation, technology and social challenges

Edited by Ulrich Bernath, EDEN András Szücs, EDEN Alan Tait, EDEN Martine Vidal, EDEN

ISBN: 9781848211322

Publication Date: June 2009   Hardback   896 pp.

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The rushed development of information and communication technologies and their impact on the world of learning in the last decade have profoundly changed the paradigms, scenarios and values at all levels of education.
The professionalization of tools and practices, in addition to the consolidation of academic and practical knowledge, has been a major continuing issue throughout these years. The annual conferences of the largest European professional community in distance and e-learning have been setting the landmarks in this process. The selection from this unique knowledge pool demonstrates the deepening and consolidation of knowledge and experience.
This book presents the developments in the field of open, distance and e-learning, through new technologies, methodologies and tools, which have profoundly changed the paradigms, scenarios and values at all levels of education over the last decade.

Contents

Part 1 - The development of distance education and e-learning
1. Systems development.
2. Efficiency and effectiveness of distance education and e-learning.
3. Professional development.
4. Socio-cultural issues of distance and e-learning.
Part 2 - Teaching and learning environments in the making
5. Pedagogical concepts.
6. Learner needs, styles and identities, perceptions, readiness
7. Course development and instructional design.
8. Collaborative learning and social networking.
9. The world of work - E-Skills and employability.

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