In an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode, students are provided with printed and electronic study materials throughout their duration of their studies. With the advent of Information Technology and the advancement in ICT, this has been made possible whereby students in the remote areas can have access to libraries collection at any time. Electronic collection of the library should be accessible to its users where all the necessary conditions and environments are at stake. Optimization and management of the available resources to the distance learners of the OUT need a close attention. There is a need to impart information literacy skills to students which help them optimize the available e-resources of the library at any point with Internet connectivity. This book recommends that, IL skills programme be incorporated in the university curriculum and made compulsory to all distance learners. The issues of plagiarism, counterfeiting and replication of research works will be minimized.
Institutions of higher learning are increasingly introducing distance learning as a mode of instructional delivery. However, many of the institutions jump into the bandwagon with the idea that distance learning can be used the same way as the conventional face-to-face mode of instructional delivery. They rarely appreciate the fact that distance learning is a different ball game from the conventional methods requiring a paradigm shift in management of the teaching and learning roles by teachers and learners respectively. This book analyzes the contextual factors, attitudes and issues of concerns that influence university teachers' level of readiness to adopt distance learning in their teaching. The book presents research findings of a case study conducted in the University of Nairobi on the factors , attitudes and issues that influence the teacher adoption of distance learning. By use of a path analysis model, the book shows how the issues of concern affects the teachers level of readiness to adopt e-learning. The book targets managers of distance learning programmes in institutions of higher learning and students pursuing graduate and postgraduate courses in distance education.
Education is the holistic development of the Learner. Role of teacher has been changed from knowledge creator to facilitator with the paradigm shift of instruction methods, mode of communication and need of individual and Society. It is highly essential that today s teachers are techno-smart to deal with the techno freak students expectation. Internet facilities and well growing ICT sector will also help to develop global outlook of Education. Novice teacher are must understand how to interpreted technology in teaching learnnig process. PEPPER Software was designed by Prof. Jim Hewitt of Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and delivered Content on Knowledge eCommons 2.0 (KeC). Jim Hewitt provides Space to Dr. Anjali Khirwadkar on KeC 2.0 for research purpose. Thus, Authors choose Synchronous and Asynchronous e-learning Model (Blended Learning) to instruct and interact student teachers of Teaching of Biology. They developed and delivered content of Teaching of Biology course offered in B.Ed. programme at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India for experiencing E-learning approach to helps novice teachers.
Over the last few years, the use of online social networks has increased exponentially, and some of these "virtual communities" are among the most visited sites on the Internet. With this boom in popularity has also come a rise in the need for learning within these spaces, and very little academic literature exists on how to best utilize and establish this newand budding arena for learning particularly online sharing i.e. e-learning. Traditional way of learning approaches for education and knowledge gain are no longer adequate, as online environments have completely radicalized. This book, therefore, provides a new metric of learning, that is Cloud computing which introduces efficient scale mechanism can let construction of e-learning system be entrusted to suppliers and provide a new mode for e-learning. In traditional web-based e-learning mode, system construction and maintenance are furnished completely within the educational institutions or enterprises, which results in lot of problems, such as huge investment, but with no capital gains to return. We supplement cloud computing cloud computing into e-learning is feasible and it can greatly improve the efficiency of investment
Phishing is the act of using spoofed e-mails and fraudulent web sites to trick financial organizations and customers into revealing their personal or financial information. One of the main problems of phishing e-mail detection is the unknown zero-day phishing attack. A zero-day attack is one that phishers mount using hosts that do not appear in blacklists or using techniques that evade known approaches in phishing detection. Nowadays, phishers are creating different representation techniques to create unknown zero-day phishing e-mails to breach the defenses of detectors. This book proposes the Phishing Dynamic Evolving Neural Fuzzy Framework (PDENFF) that adapts the Evolving Connectionist System (ECoS) based online learning mode enhanced by offline learning mode. The proposed framework uses a hybrid supervised/unsupervised learning approach to speed up the system as well as to detect zero-day phishing e-mail attacks with a high level of accuracy and a low memory footprint. The proposed framework was tested, and a dynamic preprocessing and feature extraction system was implemented. MATLAB was used for the connectionist framework of the system engine as well as for computation.
Globalization has become a driving force of educational systems. The Ghana has instituted a number of Distance Education programmes for teachers collaborating with tertiary institutions. Teaching staff with requisite know-how and other logistics for distance education are marginal. This resource provides the necessary logistics to enhance distance education in Ghana. The resource highlights key concepts of Globalization and provides general information about knowledge dissemination within a global context through open distance and e-learning. The resource exposes strategies used by effective teachers for modelling the process of information analysis and knowledge acquisition, and extended learning through collaboration and the development of professional learning networks. The resource also discusses open and distance learning delivery modalities as an approach that can help navigate and evaluate an expanding network of information. The main characteristics of distance education, its peculiarities and the needs of distance learners, against conventional face-to-face mode of delivery are highlighted. The target are teachers who are interested in Open Distance and eLearning.
This book is a result of research carried out at the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), aimed at exploring the potential of using Electronic Learning as a delivery mode in Distance Education (D-E). The findings of the study showed that largely electronic learning could take place as a delivery mode for distance education at the University. The institution is connected to the internet, but has very few skilled human resources to initiate Electronic Learning strategies. There is institutional willingness to change from traditional distance education instruction methods to Electronic Learning or offer a combination of the two. The study established the presence of many problems in traditional D-E like accommodation, inadequate pedagogical facilities like text books and long distances between the learner and the teacher to enable ample face-to-face opportunities. The potential exists for e-learning systems and all that is required is university to invest in systems that would actualize the dream into a reality.
E-learning has become an area with substantial investments, both in financial terms and research efforts directed towards optimization of existing education methods and discovery of novel ways to disseminate knowledge through usage of modern technologies. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of elearning education courses or training programs. The aim of this project is to explore all the possibilities of e-Learning and attempt to express the importance of its introduction into all areas of education. In order to achieve the intended aim, the paper will primarily be examining characteristics of existing e-Learning environment, its advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, the aim is to show that the exchange of information via the Web and e-mail is becoming a common mode of communication between professors and students. Studying with e-learning facilitates communication, leading to more efficient and effective study. Also, evaluation of the International Burch University`s Learning Management System will show its benefits in educational system.
There is consensus that online facilitation is an increasingly important teaching mode of the future, however the way that this role is performed has not been sufficiently researched. In this empirical research an online course was chosen as a case study to investigate the tutoring presence and the way students experienced it through course design and learning strategies in higher education settings. The results identified the course characteristics and indicate that it had successfully engaged the participants within an online learning community. This research has made a significant contribution to the process of identifying and modelling key variables of online teaching and learning and towards the development of theory in this field. The comprehensive research design approach of this study has also contributed to the methodological issues of studying online teaching and learning. This work will be of great value for teachers, trainers, managers, researchers and students involved in e-learning courses as well as anybody interested in improving the quality of the learning experience.