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Web-Based Instruction: A Practical Guide for Online Courses


reviewed by George Veletsianos — June 22, 2007

coverTitle: Web-Based Instruction: A Practical Guide for Online Courses
Author(s): James Van Keuren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1578864437 , Pages: 104, Year: 2006
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Educational practices have remained relatively stagnant since the 1900s even though we now live in a world where rapid technological advancements have transformed the way we live. The expectation that technology would radically transform learning and teaching in ways that were unfathomable prior to the arrival of the microcomputer is still on the horizon –some of us know that this expectation will remain a dream. Some of us also know that in order to enhance educational practice, we need to collaborate by sharing our experiences, mistakes, and lessons learned with others. Dr. James Van Keuren, in his book “Web-based Instruction: A Practical Guide for Online Courses,” does just that; writing about his own personal practice and experience as an online course instructor, Dr. Keuren gives practical advice in designing and delivering web-based courses. In Chapter One, the author introduces the reader to web-based courses in the context of adult learners,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 22, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14529, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:51:45 PM

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  • George Veletsianos
    University of Minnesota
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    GEORGE VELETSIANOS is a Ph.D. student in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around the design, development, and evaluation of electronic learning environments and experiences. Specifically, he is interested in pedagogy, social media, and how learners interact, collaborate, and learn with virtual characters. He can be reached at http://george.deliciouspixels.com
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