3 (4), 2002
Welcome to Volume 3, Number 4 of TOJDE
Three months are over since the 1st July 2002. Now again I am pleased to inform you that Vol.:3, Number:4 issue of The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE has been issued on the web site http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr TOJDE is meeting with its readers for the 8th time, since 2000 January.
NOTES FOR EDITOR: Children, Computers and Reading Skills
While a fierce scholarly debate is going on in Israel between the followers of The Whole Language method and the great believers in the phonetic system as the panacea for all the illnesses connected with reading acquisition, a group of fourth graders tutored another group of first graders, in reading, in an intuitive manner and not using or being aware of any specific method in particular. They did it , though, with a lot of love, individual attention and using the computer.
Australia Online; Borderless University
Around the world distance education is playing an important roll in the education sector. Many countries are in the process of developing and improving their distance education projects. One of the projects being online education has improved information delivery and development op International education.
Distance education has been available in Australia for many years. More than 30 higher education institutions within the country now use the program. The purpose of the development of distance education is to increase the education level of the population and to provide a service to the international market. Macquarie University, which is one of the top three leading universities of Australia, is currently involved in the development of international online education.
The project consists of international teaching and learning, including flexible access to learning resources and effective use of information and educational delivery and support aiming towards a borderless university.
Keywords: Distance Education, International Online Education, Online Education in Australia
S. JUNAIDI & J. Al-GHAMDI
Tips for Developing Media-rich Online Courses
This paper examines the salient features of online courses necessary for effective learning. It focuses on the major milestones encountered when developing media-rich online courses. Issues of concern and their implications are highlighted at each development milestone. Tips are provided based on the practical experience of the authors in online course development. The paper includes a case study to help developers estimate the time investment required for developing multimedia-intensive course contents.
Keywords: Distance Education, Multimedia, Online Learning, Online Course
Comparative Study of Current Trends in Distance Education in Canada and India
Distance Education (DE) came into existence more than 150 years ago, as an effort to replace live, face-to-face instruction. Ever since then DE has evolved and taken several distinctive forms that reflect the characteristics of technologies that have emerged at different periods of time. Distance educators have always been adept at selecting appropriate technology for imparting instruction and promoting teacher-learner interaction over distances. Even emergence of DE in Canada coincides with the rise of the mail service in 1889, whereas in India it was introduced in the 1960s to meet the demand for higher education. However the movement gathered strength in both Canada and India at the same time, in the 1970s and 1980s. Currently all major DE institutions in both countries are engaged in providing flexible and accessible learning opportunities to their learners.The present paper discusses the existing practices and major issues confronting DE in these countries.
Keywords: Distance Education, DE, Teacher-Learner
Accomplishing Access & Equity in Education: Using the Web to Design and Deliver Courses Online
The explosive popularity of World Wide Web, commonly know as the Web, has been growing for the last two decades. The Web has the potential to reinforce and enhance university teaching and learning environments. It is having an enormous impact on faculty and learners on many college campuses. With the rapid growth and increasing accessibility of the Web, many universities in the World are now offering different kinds of web-based courses to their learners. Not only are most of online classes using the Web as delivery medium of instruction, but also web-based instruction is integrated for many learning activities in the traditional classes which include the use of electronic mail, Listservs, electronic conferencing, electronic bulletin board, etc. Many professors, who are embracing the Web as an instructional tool to bring new ways of accessing, using and discussing information to their learners, have been integrating the Web technology into their curriculum
Keywords: Web-based Instruction, Online Learning, Enhanced Web-Based Instruction, Distance Education, Email, Electronic Bulletin Board, Computer Conferencing, Online Dissemination, Online Collaboration, Online Facilitation
Children of the Information Age: A Reversal of Roles
This paper attempts at understanding the unique characteristics of the children of the Information Age. The paper maintains that the new means of information and communications have caused a radical shift in the role and status of children and that a “New Child” is emerging. Who are these “new children” and in what way do they differ from children of previous generations, these questions and others are dealt with in this paper.
Keywords: Child Characteristics
R. V. VYAS, R. C. SHARMA & Ashwini KUMAR
Educational Television in India
Television is a strong visual medium, which has been found to be very useful in education. Portraying movements, showing visual effects, using language or required audio effects, constitute the delivery of content through TV. In case of educational television, more emphasis is on learning and educational development, that’s why it has been heavily used in education all over the globeOwing to the great presentational power of television, it has been used in India also, as an educational resource, assisting in the process of learning, in different manners. This paper describes various educational television projects adopted in India.
Keywords: Distance Education, Educational Television, Indian Television
Hemant LATA SHARMA
Student Support Services In Distance Learning System A Case Of DDE, Maharshi Dayanand University
In this paper, the author discusses Student Support Model in the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU). This model is two tier - the headquarters and the study centers. The paper focuses on the DDE programmes and the most important student support services (SSS) of the DDE of MDU both at the headquarters as well as on study centres. At the same time, it highlights the functions and activities of headquarter based study center and study centers situated in affiliated institutions. This study is based on the information gathered about the SSS of DDE, which will help the candidates in pursuing their studies through the Directorate of MDU.
Keywords: Distance Education, MDU
Reviewed By Ashok SHARMA
REVIEW: Distance and Campus Universities: Tensions and Interactions A Comparative Study of Five Countries
The mode of distance teaching-learning is getting due importance and increasing attention around the globe during past few decades, particularly in the field of higher education. It would not be an exaggeration to say that in many fields or challenges confronting higher education systems today, distance education has proved to be forerunner to traditional educational systems.
Reviewed By Gülsün KURUBACAK
REVIEW: E-tivities; The Key to Achieve Online Learning by Gilly Salmon
The book, E-tivities, published in 2002 by Kogan Page Limited in London UK and Stylus Publishing Inc. in USA, is the second book Dr. Salmon about online activities on the Web. Dr Salmon, moreover, with this book introduce us “E-tivities, which refers educational online activities, as a new term in online learning. Dr. Salmon highlights that the E-tivities book can help academics, teachers, course managers, teaching assistants, instructors, trainers, e-moderators, and online developers and trainers in corporate training and professional associations as well as staff developers and teacher trainers from many disciplines and any level of education. This book is not about online technology. It is about customizing online learning and teaching in any topic and subject area. E-tivities book is based on action research providing us a practical guide for online learning. Dr. Salmon strongly emphasis that “…you will be online or wish to ‘move online’… “ after reading this book.