Learning On the Net
William A. Draves
Finally, a book for learners!
If you are a learner, taking courses via the internet, then this is a
valuable tool for making the learning experience everything you hope
for. Or, if you are an instructor trying to help you learners, this is a
concise and very contemporary volume for your students to read.
Draves discusses the trend towards online
learning along with the similarities and differences from conventional
learning situations. He then discusses how people learn and the impact
that has on learning settings. But, one of the most significant aspects
of the book is the section on setting up your own learning environment,
both in terms of a physical environment and the more intangible
psychological environment. This is an often neglected aspect for the
Finally, several sections deal with the
nuts-and-bolts of online learning: taking quizzes, lectures,
discussions, and finding information. Its a complete and succinct
volume to help younger and older online learners.
they're saying about...
A must read for potential online learners.
Ken Harvey, Principal, Greater Vancouver, British
Columbia, Distance Education School
Draves knows how the Internet is changing
the education experience.
Judy Bryan, Culture Editor, Wired News, wired.com
Once again Draves has provided another
cutting edge text for e-learning. Hats off and :):):):) for this one!
Janet K. Lewis, Electronic University Consortium of