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Handbook of Mobile Learning (2013)

This handbook provides a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of mobile learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Rather than focus on specific technologies, expert authors discuss how best to utilize technology in the service of improving teaching and learning.

For more than a decade, researchers and practitioners have been exploring this area of study as the growing popularity of smartphones, tablets, and other such devices, as well as the increasingly sophisticated applications for these devices, has allowed educators to accommodate and support an increasingly mobile society. This handbook provides the first authoritative account of the theory and research that underlies mobile learning, while also exemplifying models of current and future practice.

ISBN 978-0415503693 Hardback:


UNESCO Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning (2013)

Today there are over six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere.

ISBN 978-9230011437 Paperback:


Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs (2011)

Quality in online education can be an elusive and complex concept. Nevertheless, educators must continue the quest to describe the ideal learning environment and share effective practices for advancing quality. In this guide for online program administrators who want to apply the Quality Scorecard metrics to their own online programs, the writers explain the indicators and make recommendations for implementing them. Thanks to the 43 seasoned online administrators who participated in the Delphi panel that led to the Scorecard and to those who also wrote this guide. Their work and generosity testifies to the need for this collaborative effort to advance the field. Sloan-C is dedicated to improving the quality, scale and breadth of education through online and blended teaching and learning. Thus, we welcome all who wish to join in this work in progress.

ISBN 978-1124256238 Paperback:


Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (2011)

Successful educational programs are often the result of pragmatic design and development methodologies that take into account all aspects of the educational and instructional experience.

Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications presents a complete overview of historical perspectives, new methods and applications, and models in instructional design research and development. This three-volume work covers all fundamental strategies and theories and encourages continued research in strengthening the consistent design and reliable results of educational programs and models.

Part of the Premier Reference Source Series.

ISBN 978-1609605032 Hardcover:
EISBN: 978-1609605049 Digital:


New Online Teaching Guide (2008)

The New Online Teaching Guide is a valuable resource for teaching successful online courses. The Guide focuses on an interpersonal approach, offering a wealth of practical techniques to sharpen online communication and teaching. The reader will learn how to communicate interpersonally online using warmth and humor, how to overcome barriers to successful online teaching, and how to facilitate online discussions and groups. From the basics to more seasoned techniques, The New Online Teaching Guide addresses a broad range of conceptual and practical issues, and helps the reader overcome the challenges that confront all online instructors. Features: 1)Interpersonal framework for teaching online with practical tools and instructional techniques 2)Best practices such as the Small Group Instructional Dialogue approach for assessing online teaching and learning 3)Friendly and informal style, including vignettes, end-of-chapter references and contributor contact information

ISBN 978-1435701465 Paperback:


Adapting Information and Communication Technologies for Effective Education (2007)

Educational initiatives attempt to introduce or promote a culture of quality within education by raising concerns related to student learning, providing services related to assessment, professional development of teachers, curriculum and pedagogy, and influencing educational policy, in the realm of technology. Adapting Information and Communication Technologies for Effective Education addresses ICT assessment in universities, student satisfaction in management information system programs, factors that impact the successful implementation of a laptop program, student learning and electronic portfolios, and strategic planning for e-learning. Providing innovative research on several fundamental technology-based initiatives, this book will make a valuable addition to every reference library.

Part of the Premier Reference Source Series.

ISBN 978-1599049229 Hardcover:


ACU 2011: Vision for Teaching and Learning (2006)

ACU 2011 Vision for Technology in Teaching and Learning is a five-year visioning document produced by the ACU LINK Team. This report encapsulates the team's discussions and dialogs regarding potential educational technologies and trends that will likely play a prominent role in the life of ACU faculty and students in the year 2011. This manuscript integrates these components into a list of key topics detailed in an executive summary format. Following each discussion is a list of key technologies that will likely have an impact on teaching and learning at ACU, challenges to our current operational methods, and possible responses that ACU might take to capitalize on the technology or trend.


An Administrators Guide to Online Education (2005)

An Administrators Guide to Online Education is an essential resource for the higher education administrator. Unlike most books regarding online education, this book is not about teaching; it is about effectively administrating an online education program. Grounded in existing distance education theory, and drawing from best practices, current research, and an extensive review of current literature, An Administrators Guide to Online Education systematically identifies and discusses seven key issues that affect the practice online education today: leadership and strategic planning, policy and operation, faculty, online student services, online student success, technology and the courseware management system, and finally marketing. Throughout the text, the authors provide case studies, examples, policies, and resources from actual institutions, which further enhance the value of this text. An Administrators Guide to Online Education, encompasses the issues, and provides information on how to accomplish one specific task: successful online education administration.

Part of the The USDLA Book Series on Distance Learning.

ISBN 978-1593114257 Hardcover:

ISBN 978-1593114249 Paperback:

If You Give Your Dad a Moose [Illustrated Children's Literature] (1995)

If your dad ever asks for a moose, you might want to let him get one. But, if you let him get a moose, he'll want to hang it on the wall. When he hangs it on the wall, he'll want more animals to go with it.

In this hilarious parody to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff, a family is run ragged by a moose hungry dad. Young readers will delight in the comic complications that follow when dad goes moose hunting. Older readers will revel in the many situations the family can get into by starting dad on a cycle of urgent requests.


Journals and Periodicals

2010-2011 Mobile Learning Annual Report


Engaging Faculty in a Campus-Wide Initiative: Perspectives on Abilene Christian University's Mobile Learning Program

International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. 2011


2009-2010 Mobile Learning Annual Report


Mobile Learning at Abilene Christian University: Successes, Challenges, and Results from Year One

Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology. Volume 6, Issue 1. p 47-54. 2010


Codex: Considering the Future of Publishing and Learning in a Converged World

For Cambridge University Press, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France. 2010


2008-2009 Mobile Learning Annual Report


Can a true faith-based education be offered online?

Journal of Biblical Integration in Business. p 186-202. 2007


Faculty Issues in Online Education

Universiry Business Magazine Feature Article: August, 2006


An Administrator's Guide to Online Education

Universiry Business Magazine Book Excerpt: August, 2006


Using the ADDIE Model to Teach Online

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Volume 2, Issue 3. p 14-30. 2006


Tips and Tricks for Online Teaching: How To Teach Like A Pro!

International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Volume 1, Issue 10. p 53-64. 2006


Tips and Tricks for Online Teaching: How To Teach Like A Pro!

AECT/UNT Summer '04 Conference: Emerging Technologies and Theories for Teaching and Learning. 2004


The Dotcom Bust: A Postmortem Lesson for Online Education

Distance Learning Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1. p19-23. 2004


A Successful Online Education Program

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. 2002


Classrooms of the Future

Focus on Faculty, Volume 2, Issue 3. 2002


Mutli-Week Feature, Y2k: Africa's Time (Fiction)

The Monitor (Kampala, Uganda), December 5, 12, 19, 1999


Technology Columnist/Op-Ed Political Columnist

The Monitor (Kampala, Uganda), 1997-2000


Bully-N-Bess [Serialized Comic Strip]

Bully-N-Bess, 1992-1994


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