Lifelong Learning on the Information Highway
Lifelong Learning on the Information Highway is an integrated series of books and learning materials for instructors working in educational settings who are interested in exploring the potential of new learning technologies.
The series consists of four books and a learner's guide, available in English and French, and each book is accompanied by a "media tool", either a disk, video cassette or print material (resource kit). The content covers the applications of several different learning technologies, and is not restricted solely to the Internet.
The series features authentic Canadian examples from both the public and private sectors to demonstrate the effective use of new technologies. While the material is integrated to provide a comprehensive overview, each book in the series can be used independently. The writing style is straightforward and attempts to minimize the jargon typically found in many technology reference manuals. The series provides a useful and practical resource to help instructors integrate technology into the classroom.
Classrooms with a Difference: Facilitating Learning on the Information Highway (2nd ea.) explores each of the technologies in the series. The accompanying print Resource Kit supplements the content.
Audio and Audiographic Learning: the Cornerstone of the Information Highway, introduces the preparation and planning of reaming activities and teaching strategies, and is accompanied by a videocassette which demonstrates the use of different types of audio and audiographic equipment.
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In the Fall the centre will be soliciting input from those in the adult literacy and language training fields, as to how to best meet the resource needs of those involved in adult learning.
While there are still separate Web sites for AlphaCom and Alpha Ontario, the two will soon be part of a new web site for the centre. Information about any changes will be posted on the sites.
For more information, contact: The AlphaPlus Centre, 21 Park Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2N1, tel. 1-800-363-0007, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Networked Learning: the Pedagogy of the Internet describes the basics of networks, and reviews the three main tools: electronic mail, computer conferencing and research on the Internet. The accompanying disk shows how to visit a Web site and provides hyperlinks to sites referenced in the book.
Compressed Video Learning: Creating Active Learners provides an overview of videoconferencing, examples of successful projects, with testimonials (including pros and cons), and strategies for developing, designing, testing and evaluating. The video demonstrates different types of equipment and setups, and features interviews with some of the instructors quoted in the book.
The series is current and comprehensive, dealing with cutting edge technology. While providing useful information for a wide range of users, it is a non-intimidating way of introducing new users to information technologies, using relevant Canadian material. Although many of the examples are taken from larger educational programs or companies, and are probably beyond the reach of most literacy programs, the series will be a practical resource guide for those involved in or considering distance education.
The Lifelong Learning series is a joint project with the Office of Learning Technologies (OLT), Roberts & Associates, Knowledge Connection and Chenelière/McGraw-Hill. Books can be purchased individually, or as a set at $154.80. For additional information call: Cheneliere/McGraw-Hill at 1800-814-0324, or email: email@example.com
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