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Mathematics for Modeling and Scientific Computing

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From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 1

Monitoring and Prognostics

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Reliability in Biomechanics

Reliability of Multiphysical Systems Set - Volume 3

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Production and Maintenance Optimization Problems

Logistic Constraints and Leasing Warranty Services

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Digital Electronics 3

Finite-state Machines

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Transformation of Collective Intelligences

Perspective of Transhumanism

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Simulation of Transport in Nanodevices

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Heat Transfer in the Chemical, Food and Pharmaceutical Industries

Industrial Equipment for Chemical Engineering Set

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Simulation of Stochastic Processes with Given Accuracy and Reliability

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Energy Autonomy of Real-Time Systems

Energy Management in Embedded Systems Set

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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.


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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