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Monday, May 28, 2007

Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Successes and Pitfalls

I've earlier recommended this interesting book by Ramesh C. Sharma and Sanjaya Mishra; Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Don’t Miss This Book!!

About the Author(s)...
Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma

He holds a Ph.D. in education in the area of educational technology and is currently working as regional director in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He has been a teacher trainer also and has taught educational technology, educational research and statistics, educational measurement and evaluation, Special Education, Psychodynamics of Mental Health Courses for the B.Ed. and M.Ed. programmes.
He has conducted many training programmes for the in- and pre-service teachers on the use of computers, Internet and multimedia in teaching and instruction, and had established a Centre of ICT in the College he was working. He is a member of many committees on implementation of technology in the Open University. His areas of specialization include ICT applications, computer networking, on-line learning, student support services in open and distance learning, and teacher education.
He is the co-Editor of the 'Asian Journal of Distance Education' (ISSN 1347-9008, In addition to these, he is/has been on the editorial advisory board of "Distance Education", "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning", and "Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education".
He has co-authored one book on distance education research and very recently one of his co-edited book on "Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training" has been published by Idea Group Inc., USA. He is also on the Advisory Board Member and an author for the
"Encyclopedia of Distance Learning" .

Dr. Sanjaya Mishra

He holds a Ph.D. in library and information science in the area of library networks. He has been a teacher of communication technology to distance educators.
He has been involved in successful implementation of many multimedia and Internet based courses. With professional training in distance education, television production and multimedia, he is actively involved in collaboration at international level. At present, he is reader in distance education at the staff training and research institute of distance education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
He also served (2001-2003) the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia at New Delhi as a programme officer, where he conducted a number of workshops on ‘multimedia’ and ‘e-learning’ in the Asian region. He has served as consultant to UNESCO, UN-ESCAP, World Bank and the Commonwealth of Learning.
He was book review editor of Indian Journal of Open Learning from 1997-2000 and also edited few special issues of the same journal. He is author/editor of 10 books and has contributed more than 75 research papers in reputed professional journals. He is one of the founder editors of the Asian Journal of Distance Education.
He co-edited the Idea Group Inc. publication Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training in 2005. He received the University Silver Medal for Best Research Paper for his work entitled ‘Roles and Competencies of Academic Counsellors in Distance Education’ published in Open Learning in 2005.

Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training
By Dr. Sanjaya Mishra and Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma

Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training emerges out of the need to share information and knowledge on the research and practices of using multimedia in various educational settings.
This book discusses issues related to planning, designing and development of interactive multimedia in a persuasive tone and style, offering rich research data.
Authors of various chapters report on their experiences of designing multimedia materials that are pedagogically appropriate and suitable to the cognitive abilities of the target groups.