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Learners in a Changing Learning Landscape

Reflections from a Dialogue on New Roles and Expectations

Visser, Jan, Visser-Valfrey, Muriel (Eds.)

2008, XII, 302 p.

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  • Provides innovative insights into the nature of human learning from multiple perspectives and in diverse contexts
  • As much a book to inform innovative research and practice as a textbook for advanced courses
  • Includes exercises and recommended resources for further exploration
  • Uniquely conceived as the result of in-depth dialogue within the author team and intended to foster continued dialogue among its users
  • Brings together the experiences and views of both learners and teachers

This book is about questions. Today's learners face constant change. Adaptive learner expertise is key to their survival on a learning journey that lasts a lifetime. This requires new thinking of all actors in the learning environment. The fundamental process through which this book was created is an extended in-depth dialogue among researchers, lifelong learners, educators, and thinkers.

"Working on this book was a very special kind of experience," says John Bransford (University of Washington), a contributing author to the book and renowned researcher on how people learn. While participating in the dialogue "we were all helped to ‘walk our talk’ and use technology to improve everything we did… I'm convinced that the conversations will not end with this book. Through technology-based dialogue facilitated by the magic touch of the editors’ leadership, I'm sure that all of us—authors and readers of this volume—will continue to learn from one another. This is the way that collaborative science should work."

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Instructional Design - education - learning - learning, learner behaviour and learner expectations, learni - university

Related subjects » Education & Language - Higher Education - Learning & Instruction

Table of contents 

Let the Dialogue Begin: An Introduction.- Constructive Interaction with Change: Implications for Learners and the Environment in Which They Learn.- The Learning Sciences, Technology and Designs for Educational Systems: Some Thoughts About Change.- Learners in a Changing Learning Landscape: Reflections from an Instructional Design Perspective.- The Influence of Epistemological Beliefs on Learners' Perceptions of Online Learning: Perspectives on Three Levels.- Getting to Know the Feral Learner.- Postsecondary Education in the Changing Learning and Living Landscapes.- Online Learning in Context.- New Online Learning Technologies: New Online Learner Competencies. Really?.- Reflections on Seeking the ‘Invisible’ Online Learner.- Will Games and Emerging Technologies Influence the Learning Landscape?.- What Makes Good Online Instruction Good?: New Opportunities and Old Barriers.- Why Basic Principles of Instruction Must Be Present in the Learning Landscape, Whatever Form It Takes, for Learning to Be Effective, Efficient and Engaging.- We Question, We Reflect, and We Question Again, Therefore We Are…: An Analysis of the Evolving Dialogue Around the Central Themes in This Book.

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