Creativity and Critique in Online Learning

Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy

  • Jacqueline Baxter
  • George Callaghan
  • Jean McAvoy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Jacqueline Baxter, George Callaghan, Jean McAvoy
    Pages 13-29
  3. Rachel Manning, Donna Smith
    Pages 31-57
  4. Helen Kaye, Jane Barrett
    Pages 59-80
  5. George Callaghan, Ian Fribbance
    Pages 81-102
  6. Graham Pike, Hannah Gore
    Pages 149-168
  7. Michelle Oldale, Madeleine Knightley
    Pages 219-239
  8. George Callaghan, Jacqueline Baxter, Jean McAvoy
    Pages 261-278

About this book


This book explores emerging practices in distance education that have been facilitated by the development of educational technology. The volume examines core themes in distance education including online education at scale, embodiment in online environments, connectivity in online education and the personalisation of learning experiences within online education. The first section of the book examines online teaching tools, and explores how they are being used to enhance and promote student learning. The second looks at some of the broader challenges encountered by online teachers and those responsible for designing online learning material. While this volume will be of significant interest to distance learning universities and colleges, it will also be a valuable resource to traditional Higher Education Institutions, who are increasingly searching for innovative ways to reach and teach their students. This edited collection will be of value to scholars of online education as well as practitioners and policy makers looking to enrich their notions of online pedagogy.


Digital Education The Open University Online Teaching Online Learning Innovative Education creativity in learning innovations in education

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78297-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78298-0
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