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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

Three Volume Set
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September 2016 | 1 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Online education, both by for-profit institutions and within traditional universities, has seen recent tremendous growth and appeal - but online education has many aspects that are not well understood.  


The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education provides a thorough and engaging reference on all aspects of this field, from the theoretical dimensions of teaching online to the technological aspects of implementing online courses—with a central focus on the effective education of students.


Key topics explored through nearly 400 entries include:


·         Technology used in the online classroom

·         Institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education

·         Pedagogical basis and strategies of online education

·         Effectiveness and assessment

·         Different types of online education and best practices

·         The changing role of online education in the global education system


"This three-volume work edited by American history scholar Danver (Walden Univ.) focuses on the multifaceted relationship of various measures of effective student education to the technology supporting online education... This work covers basics very well; it also complements and updates much of the material presented in related works such as The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research, ed. by Richard Andrews and Caroline Haythornthwaite."
Summing Up: Recommended. All academic audiences; professionals/practitioners.

S. A. Ariew.

"Contributors - academics from "traditional" brick-and-mortar institutions, online educators, and others - offer objective explanations of each topic as well as considered analysis of the implications of trends and their potential effect... Danver has wisely focused on student and faculty matter - the abiding heart of education - ensuring this work's enduring value."

James Rettig

"the entries are thorough and accessible, providing readers who are new to the subject with adequate background information and context so they fully understand any implications a topic or concept might have on online education...this title would be most suitable for academic libraries, especially those who support education programmes or distance and online learners."

Lindley Homol
Reference and Instruction Librarian, Northeastern University
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Steven L. Danver

Steven L. Danver is academic coordinator and core faculty member in social sciences in the College of Undergraduate Studies at Walden University. A lifelong resident of the American West, he was born and raised in Southern California and has, at various times, lived in Central California, Northern California, Utah, and Colorado. He currently resides in southern Washington State. After completing a bachelor’s degree in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in historical studies from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, he earned his doctorate in American history from the... More About Author

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