The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

SAGE Publications
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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 over 350 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

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About the author

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 University of Utah. Professionally, he has specialized in the history and politics of the American West, as well as in American Indian and American environmental history and policy. His research has largely centered on natural resource policy as it has applied to American Indian nations. He has taught at nearly every type of institution of higher education, including large research universities, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and online universities. He has edited or coedited a number of books, including Water Politics and Policy in the United States (with John R. Burch Jr., CQ Press/SAGE, 2011), which was named to the 2012 Outstanding Academic Title list by the American Library Association’s Choice magazine. He has been the managing editor of Journal of the West since 2004.

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SAGE Publications
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Published on
Apr 15, 2016
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Pages
1408
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ISBN
9781506353012
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Computers & Technology
Education / Reference
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