Education for a Digital World
by © 2008 ~ June Kaminski, MSN PhD(c)
In 2008, June co-wrote and designed the book cover for a book called Education for a Digital World Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe with 30+ other expert authors, published by the Commonwealth of Learning and BC Campus.
The authors and publishers are offering digital downloads of this complete publication to help countries around the world to meet their e-learning needs. You can also purchase a fully bound paper copy if you prefer. Be sure to check out Chapter 13: "Planning Your Online Course" in Part 2 of the book - the chapter that June co-wrote with Sylvia Currie. Click here to view chapter.
Digital information technologies are transforming the way we work, learn, and communicate. Within this digital revolution are new learning approaches that transform hierarchical, industrial-based models of teaching and learning.
The creation of this book employed the very principles it espouses. It embodied a forming relationships model, and the sharing of ideas to produce new thinking model. A unique interactive, collaborative research model based on the formation of online relationships among 50 contributors from around the world representing research, administration and business communities. The development of the book demonstrates the powerful opportunity afforded by online technologies in this digital revolution era.
Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.
Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities.
Education for a Digital World is an indispensable guide, resource, textbook and manual for policymakers and practitioners in developing and developed countries.