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Education Innovation Series

Innovations in Open and Flexible Education

Editors: Li, Kam Cheong, Yuen, Kin Sun, Wong, Billy Tak Ming (Eds.)

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  • Showcases a diverse range of unique experiences and perspectives on highly effective educational modes
  • Updates readers on the latest advances in pedagogies, curricula, and the use of technologies in teaching
  • Demonstrates examples of how new pedagogies and technologies are being applied in various contexts
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This book covers a broad range of innovations in education, such as flipped classrooms, the educational use of social media, mobile learning, educational resources and massive open online courses, as well as theoretical discussions and practical applications in the use of augmented reality and educational technology to improve student engagement and pave the way for students’ future studies and careers. The case studies and practical applications presented here illustrate the effectiveness of new modes of education in which the latest technologies and innovations are widely used in the global context. Accordingly, the book can help develop readers’ awareness of the potential these innovations hold, thus expanding their expertise and stimulating critical thinking as to how new technologies have made learning and teaching easier in various educational settings.

About the authors

Dr Kam Cheong Li, Director of Research at the Open University of Hong Kong, has been extensively involved in open education for more than two decades. He has served as a course developer/coordinator and program leader in a broad range of programs for distance learning, adult learning, e-learning and blended learning. He is the former Secretary-General of the Asian Association of Open Universities, and an active supporter of professionalism and good practices in open and flexible education. In addition, he has written more than 100 publications, including refereed journal papers, book chapters, monographs and textbooks. His research interests include open education, pedagogical innovations and academic analytics.

Dr Kin Sun Yuen is the former Director of Educational Technology and Publishing at the Open University of Hong Kong. He has solid expertise in open and distance education, and is highly experienced in the design, development and delivery of distance and open learning courses, as well as the introduction of a quality assurance system to produce distance learning materials.

Dr Billy Tak Ming Wong, Research Coordinator at the Open University of Hong Kong, has widely published in the areas of open education, technology-enhanced learning and research capacity development. His research areas include open and flexible education, mobile learning, blended learning, open educational resources, and academic analytics.

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“Innovations in Open and Flexible Education is a timely collection of research which examines various aspects of open and flexible education in the global community’s changing landscape of teaching and learning. The book is written for professors, academics, researchers, students, educational practitioners, and administrators to learn the latest empirical research in regard to open and flexible education. … The organization and structure of the book is not only informative but is enjoyable to read.” (Elizabeth Yomantas, The Wabash Center Journal On Teaching, Vol. 1 (2), 2020)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Revisiting the Definitions and Implementation of Flexible Learning

    Pages 3-13

    Li, Kam Cheong (et al.)

  • Planning for Better Instruction: Learner Interviews for Flefxible Education in a Japanese Tertiary Curriculum

    Pages 15-25

    Hirata, Yoko

  • Budgetary Planning for Self-Financing Open and Flexible Education

    Pages 27-36

    Lee, Linda Yin King

  • A Needs Assessment Study to Support Academic Research: The Experience of the Open University of Hong Kong

    Pages 37-47

    Wong, Billy Tak Ming (et al.)

  • In Search of an Effective Model of the ‘Flipped Classroom’ in Japan

    Pages 49-59

    Hirata, Yoshihiro

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovations in Open and Flexible Education
Editors
  • Kam Cheong Li
  • Kin Sun Yuen
  • Billy Tak Ming Wong
Series Title
Education Innovation Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7995-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7995-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7994-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4037-6
Series ISSN
2211-4874
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 267
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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