Every chapter in the widely distributed first edition has been updated,and four new chapters on current issues such as connectivism and socialsoftware innovations have been added. Essays by practitioners andscholars active in the complex, diverse, and rapidly evolving field ofdistance education blend scholarship and research; practical attentionto the details of teaching and learning; and mindful attention to theeconomics of the business of education.
About the author
Terry Anderson is professor and researcher in the Technology-Enhanced Knowledge Research Centre at Athabasca University. His research interests focus on interaction and social media in educational contexts. He is the editor of The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, 2nd ed., winner of the 2009 Charles E. Wedemeyer Award.