Essays in online education: A global perspective

Authors

Divya Singh (ed)
Mandla Makhanya (ed)
University of South Africa

Synopsis

This set of essays takes the reader from an overarching analysis of institutional ideals for optimal online education into a deep exploration of the peculiarity of the classroom, revealing the nuances of specific subjects and the experience of dealing with a heterogeneous student population. It showcases leading practices in online teaching, learning and management, drawn from a community of practice from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The authors provide an informative and engaging journey for experienced academics and new entrants by highlighting opportunities that bridge the geographical divide, widen access and increase affordability. They also address the challenges of ensuring and sustaining quality, integrating teaching and learning with the student experience, and debunking the myth that online learning is always the “less expensive” option.

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Chapters

  • STRIKING THE NECESSARY BALANCE BETWEEN ASSURED QUALITY AND INNOVATION IN ONLINE TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  • FINDING THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN THE DIGITAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE
  • BLENDED LEARNING IN HONG KONG HIGHER EDUCATION
  • AN EXPLORATORY INQUIRY ON SERVICE-QUALITY AND STUDENT SATISFACTION
    MOTIVATION, RETENTION, PERSISTENCE AND EXPECTATION
  • AN ASSESSMENT OF TOOLS FOR ONLINE LEARNING OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS IN ODL INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA
  • METHODS AND CHALLENGES OF PEDAGOGIES FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING IN LEGAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA:
    A REVIEW OF NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA LAW PROGRAMME
  • TERTIARY MATHEMATICS IN AN OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  • INTEGRATING STORYBOOK DEVELOPMENT INTO TEACHER PREPARATION FOR THE TEACHING OF READING:
    THE ROLE OF OPEN DIGITAL PUBLISHING
  • HOW TO GAMIFY YOUR ONLINE COURSE
  • E-FEEDBACK IN DISTANCE EDUCATION: EFFECTS ON ACHIEVEMENT, PERSISTENCE, AND LEARNER SATISFACTION
  • Recent Developments in Assessment
  • RADICAL OPENESS AS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR STUDENT-CENTREDNESS: A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
  • Very Promising Patterns and Trends in Online, Flexible Distance Education Around the World
  • Educator’s Reflections
  • ACADEMIC GOVERNANCE AND ETHICAL CHOICES TO ASSURE QUALITY AND (EM)POWER STUDENT SUCCESS IN ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING (ODL)
  • PEDAGOGICAL LEADERSHIP: INSTITUTIONAL SENSEMAKING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  • Educators Reflections
    Curriculum Reconditioning
  • SHOWCASING GLOBAL INNOVATION IN EMERGING PEDAGOGIES AND DESIGNS FOR ONLINE LEARNING
  • TEACHERS AS DESIGNERS: AT THE CONFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY, PEDAGOGY AND OER
  • BRIDGING THE GAP: INVESTIGATING STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN AN ONLINE, TERTIARY ENABLING COURSE
  • FIGHTING TO STUDY
    MESSAGES FROM THE FRONT LINE

Author Biographies

Divya Singh
Divya Singh is currently Chief Academic Officer at Stadio Holdings Ltd, Johannesburg. She was previously attached to the Department of Human Resources, University of South Africa.
Mandla Makhanya, University of South Africa

Prof Mandla Makhanya is a retired scholar who was until 2020 attached to the University of South Africa as Unisa’s Principal and Vice Chancellor. He is a sociologist who has published widely, both locally and internationally.

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Published
July 17, 2019