The Theory and Practice of Online Learning Second Edition

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning Second Edition

Free eBook “The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, second edition” by Terry Anderson. Download each chapter in pdf format. Every chapter in the widely distributed first edition has been updated, and four new chapters on current issues such as connectivism and social software innovations have been added.


Essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex, diverse, and rapidly evolving field of distance education blend scholarship and research; practical attention to the details of teaching and learning; and mindful attention to the economics of the business of education.

Table of Contents

  • Foundations of Educational Theory for Online Learning
  • Towards a Theory of Online Learning
  • Situating Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in an Online Learning Environment
  • Understanding e-Learning Technologies-in-Practice through Philosophies-in-Practice
  • Developing an Infrastructure for Online Learning
  • Technologies of Online Learning (E-learning)
  • Characteristics of Interactive Online Learning Media
  • “In-Your-Pocket” and “On-the-Fly:” Meeting the Needs of Today’s New Generation of Online Learners with Mobile Learning Technology
  • Social Software to Support Distance Education Learners
  • The Development of Online Courses
  • Value Added – The Editor in Design and Development of Online Courses
  • Making Relevant Financial Decisions about Technology in Education
  • The Quality Dilemma in Online Education Revisited
  • Teaching in an Online Learning Context
  • Call Centres in Distance Education
  • Library Support for e-Learners: e-Resources, e-Services, and the Human Factors
  • Supporting the Online Learner
  • Developing Team Skills and Accomplishing Team Projects Online

Book Details

Author(s): Terry Anderson and various authors.
Format(s): PDF
File size: 2.34 MB
Number of pages: 484
Link: Download.

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