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Digital Learning

The Challenges of Borderless Education

9781788979450 Edward Elgar Publishing
Michael E. Milakovich, Department of Political Science and Public Administration Program, University of Miami and Jean-Marc Wise, Learning Architect, Walden University, US
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78897 945 0 Extent: 368 pp
Today quality of education hinges less on mode of instruction or institutional reputation than on the commitment of individual administrators and instructors to understand and apply digital learning. Digital Learning reveals the technologies behind successful implementation of online learning and teaching, and introduces the most important concepts and relationships in plain language. Readers are also provided with a glossary of key terms and a selection of resources.

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are a disruptive force affecting every aspect of human life. The integration of ICTs with the internet has global reach, including into the field of higher education, and this has caused traditional methods to be too slow and too unresponsive for the needs of many aspiring students. With faster lifestyles, borderless online learning is becoming more prevalent at every level of instruction.

The quality of education now hinges less on the mode of instruction or the institutional reputation, and more on the commitment of individual administrators and instructors to understand and apply digital learning. Digital Learning reveals the technologies behind successful implementation of online learning and teaching, and introduces the most important concepts and relationships in plain language. Readers are also provided with a glossary of key terms and a selection of resources.

Milakovich and Wise have created the essential reference for faculty and administrators interested in developing online courses, students interested in pursuing online degree programs, and faculty interested in converting in-class to online courses.
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Contents:
Preface

Introduction 1

PART I DIGITAL LEARNING, EDUCATION, AND
GLOBALIZATION
1 Internet technology as a global connector 12
2 Overcoming the digital divide: achieving access, quality, and
equality 33
3 Barriers to innovation 55
4 The global open educational resource (OER) revolution 80

PART II THE CHANGING STRUCTURE OF US
EDUCATION
5 Education in the United States: current policy issues 100
6 Common Core, local control, and high-stakes testing 121
7 Charter schools: privatization or responsible public policy? 137
8 Online learning in K-12 schools 152

PART III ADOPTION AND TRANSITION
9 Technological challenges of online learning 167
10 Copyright, legal issues, and intellectual property 187
11 Improving the quality of online programs 207
12 Interactive learning solutions to improve online education 224

PART IV FUTURE BREAKTHROUGHS IN ONLINE
LEARNING
13 Selecting an online institution 242
14 Borderless education: exporting knowledge and importing
students 258
15 The future of online learning 275
References 294
Glossary 315
Index 341






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