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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415630290
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415630290
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This outstanding book synthesizes the latest research on online learning, providing an invaluable guide to the menu of technological options available, including 'massive' delivery systems. Its key insight is that outcomes are determined by a variety of factors beyond the media utilized, including objectives, context, implementation, and participants’ characteristics."

--Chris Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA

"Learning Online provides timely and sorely needed details on the state of the art in online learning and its future. The authors share current examples from kindergarten through higher education that are difficult if not impossible to find. They critically explain what research does and does not tell us. I enthusiastically recommend the book to anyone working with technology to improve education, especially startup teams who desperately need to understand the lay of the land."

--Alan Louie, Founder of Imagine K12

About the Author

Dr. Barbara Means directs the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. Dr. Means is an educational psychologist whose research focuses on ways to use technology to support students' learning of advanced skills and the revitalization of classrooms and schools. A fellow of the American Educational Research Association, she is regarded as a leader in defining issues and approaches for evaluating the implementation and efficacy of technology-supported educational innovations.

Dr. Marianne Bakia is a senior social science researcher with SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning, where she leads research and evaluation projects that explore online learning and other educational technology policies and programs. Prior to joining SRI, Dr. Bakia worked at the Federation of American Scientists and the Education Unit of the World Bank.


Dr. Robert Murphy is a principal scientist with SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning, where he designs and conducts large-scale experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of widely adopted educational programs and technologies. Prior to joining SRI, he was a research graduate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Dublin - Trinity College, and a research engineer at United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut.

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There are a few charts but little else to break up the text.
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As a recently new book, it is persuasive for educators, parents, and students who have a choice to learning online.
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This is a great collection of information about the latest research work and surveys done on online learning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gentleheart TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 25, 2014
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This book has a narrow, specialized, professional audience. If you are in that audience, author Barbara Means has done you a great service in bringing together a great number of research studies and policy discussions regarding online learning. Her focus on implementation, context, and learner characteristics as they interact with technology will be of great interest to those professional policy makers and educators who can utilize and benefit from this detailed exposition. This book is for the providers of online learning experiences rather than for the consumers.

I am a consumer of online learning and, as such, selected the book because the title plus the blurb I read stating that it "provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning" led me to believe the book was relevant to me. As a lifelong learner and devotee of online research and study, I am always looking for new approaches and resources. As it turned out, I am not in the targeted audience. I am not a professional educator or policy maker. It is fascinating to know that these studies and intense policy analyses are being done, and I hope to benefit from them as these ideas are refined and implemented on the internet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Librum VINE VOICE on November 5, 2014
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For those interested in this cutting edge subject, the book in question presents a treasure trove of information. Online education is one of the most important -- yet least studied/understood -- areas of pedagogy. Fortunes are being poured into the development of MOOCs and a huge variety of online educational tools. For all the finances and sweat equity that have been devoted to such projects, however, effective online learning/teaching is an entirely hit or miss proposition, still very much in its infancy but with a vast future potential. LearningOnline does not provide all the answers to a would-be researcher's questions. But it raises many fascinating ones, and is a solid example of how future research in this largely undefined field could and should proceed. LearningOnline is an essential study -- objective, informative, and full of practical insights. It should serve as a model in its fledgling field, a useful guide for would-be researchers and developers alike.
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This book "Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How" by Barbara Means is a very interesting but controversial subject. Weather you believe technology in the classroom is good for learning or bad, this covers both aspects. This is written with both sides of the subject in mind and provides a good guide to the many different forms and uses of online learning. People on both sides of the argument will find this very helpful.
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It goes without saying that education policy is a lightening rod of controversy. Whether trying to break it down to a black & white issue of private versus public, or local versus national, it is just to hot an issue the color it as a simple issue. So as education goes towards its future, the learning online side of education can't help but swim into the same angry seas. The authors of LEARNING ONLINE due a commendable job of trying to stay apolitical on these turbulent issues by sticking to the facts an research in order to reach conclusions to policy makers, no matter which side of the issues the are on. But of course this is difficult simply because of the old computer analogy that almost everyone is aware of: garbage in; garbage out. In other words, how to get reliable information that is not tainted by corporate money, or any entity that has skin in the game. Thus the authors strive to keep the in box as clean as possible. This book is very necessary as what people learn on formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology. LEARNING ONLINE provides such a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning. It is clear to authors do not pretend to know which way the online learning side of the equation will fall into as the future unfolds. Will it portend a golden age of education access and personalization or the cynical degradation of teaching and learning in the name of profit-making and public education cost cutting? Thus the authors cover the subject matter in-depth, from A to Z and conclude with a call for an online learning implementation research agenda, combining education institutions and research partners in a collaborative effort to generate and share evidence on effective practices..Read more ›
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Overall this is a solid introduction to online learning. Unlike most books that tend to focus on the "how" only, this provides the practitioner and researcher information on the "why and when"...two equally important points. I've personally taught online courses for almost 18 years and can say without hesitation, a lot has changed in those years. This book helps decipher what "was" with what "is" and provides some guidance on what is likely to come in the future. The demographics of online learning have changed from primarily a novelty type course for college students - often highly motivated, technologically adept ones at that - to younger and more disadvantaged students. The proliferation of online degrees -especially those at some well publicized (and highly criticized) totally online for-profit colleges is covered in a balanced and fair manner. The author doesn't white wash the problems but does present alternative ideas and reasons to take a closer look at who is served...and who isn't. Ample resources, well documented and well researched, this is still a very easy to read book. Well done!
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