Recent Open Access Books

Teaching Crowds Teaching Crowds: Learning  and Social Media

This 2014 book By Jon Dron and myself overviews the types of social media and the ways (and challenges) of  their effective use in teaching and learning. The book was described by Connectivsim founder George Siemens as “best edtech book of the year”.



Teaching Crowds  Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda 

This 2014 book was edited by Olaf Zawacki-Richter and myself. The book was created by systematically determining the most published topics in distance education and online  research. We then contacted the “biggest research guru” in each field and asked them to summarize developments, issues and challenges related to this research topic.



[book cover] Online Distance Education   The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

This is the second edition of a book I edited in 2008. It covers the role and function of the component pieces that make up an online learning program.





Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning:
Foundations and Applications
Edited by George Veletsianos

In this book, I’ve authored a chapter Theories for Learning with Emerging Technologies



I am also the editor of the book series Issues in Distance Education from Athabasca University Press.  The 11 books in this series are all available for purchase in paper or for free download. Please check them out!!

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