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 nearly 400 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