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Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts

Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts
Author(s)/Editor(s): T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey) and Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Copyright: ©2010
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-985-9
ISBN13: 9781615209859
ISBN10: 1615209859
EISBN13: 9781615209866

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Understanding how to prepare transformative learning sessions and courses and design an environment for prospective online learners is a critical, as it facilitates the transfer of information, knowledge and learning from theoretical forms to real life experiences.

Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts provides an understanding and comprehension of aesthetics and its importance in transformative online learning. Using frameworks and cases, this reference attempts to construct a more complete understanding of how the art of learning is considered and knowledge is transferred from the cyber to the real world.



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Author's/Editor's Biography

T. Volkan Yuzer (Ed.)
T. Volkan Yuzer is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education, Anadolu University, Turkey. His research interests are new communication technologies, synchronous, asynchronous, and interactive communications, and transformative learning milieus in distance and online education. He has over fifteen years experience in exploring additional distance learning media and providing communication and technological support for distance learning programs as well as developing online learning courses. He has participated in projects related to distance learning, online synchronous learning, and the virtual classroom.

Gulsun Kurubacak (Ed.)
Gulsun Kurubacak is an associate professor in applied communication at the College of Open Education of Anadolu University. She undertook graduate studies at Anadolu University, Turkey (MA. Educational Technology) and the University of Cincinnati, USA (Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction), and also has worked a post-doctoral fellow at the College of Education at New Mexico State University, USA (2001-2002). She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies, and also an undergraduate student in the Computer Engineering at the College of Informatics Technologies and Engineering of Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turk-Kazakhstani University. Dr. Kurubacak has over twenty-five years experience in focusing on the democratic and multicultural aspects of distance education; finding new answers, viewpoints and explanations to online communication problems through critical pedagogy; and improving learner critical thinking skills through project-based online learning. She continues to manage and provide pedagogical support for distance learning programs.

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