TWO NEW BOOKS OF INTEREST FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS
Terry Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Distance Education, reports that two new books are now available:
Anderson, T. & Kanuka, H. (2002). E-Research: Issues, Strategies and Methods. Allyn Bacon. Details at http://www.e-research.ca/. This book addresses the way the Net changes the research process from problem setting, to ethics review, to qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis to dissemination. Co-author Heather Kanuka was AU’s first Postdoc and she and Terry collaborated during that time.
Garrison, D. R. & Anderson, T. (2003). E-Learning in the 21st Century: A framework for research and practice. London: Routledge) builds on their work in transcript analysis of CMC courses and discusses theory and practice of e-learning.
Terry reminds readers that “they are both available through Amazon.ca!!” or may soon be viewed from AU’s Library.
NEW CIVIL LIBERTIES AWARD
The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre has a new annual Civil Liberties Award. The 2002 award was presented posthumously to Anna Pellat and accepted by her brother Dr. Morton Pellatt. Anna had been a faculty member in the Centre for State and Legal Studies before her passing last August. For information:
http://www.aclrc.com/whatsnew.html#Civil Liberties Award