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Key Issues in E-Learning : Research and Practice - Norbert Pachler

Key Issues in E-Learning

Research and Practice

Paperback Published: 21st April 2011
ISBN: 9781847063601
Number Of Pages: 184

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Enables readers to understand the key issues underpinning e-learning with a view to enabling them to use it effectively in their professional practice. This book offers education practitioners insights that will enable them to improve their professional practices in relation to the conceptualisation, design, implementation, assessment and evaluation of approaches to e-learning. The authors pay attention to the perspectives of both teachers and learners when exploring key questions including: How do online technologies affect pedagogy? How can online technologies best support learning? "Key Issues in e-Learning" avoids simplistic conceptualisations of online teaching and learning. Instead, this text draws on a wide range empirical, conceptual and theoretical evidence and outlines practical approaches to improving practice and research.

'With sustainability and value as pivotal to e-learning, this book lights the pathways to the future. How to make a difference to e-learning for the future...it's here!'
Gilly Salmon, Professor of Learning Futures, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Figures and Tablesp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The "e" in e-Learningp. 11
What do we mean by "e-learning"?p. 11
What is learning?p. 17
Towards a theory of/for e-learningp. 18
Policy as a driver for e-learningp. 19
Potentials and benefits of technology in educationp. 21
What do we mean by e-learning? Revisitedp. 25
Some theoretical considerationsp. 25
The importance of self-regulation and meta-learningp. 28
e-Learning 2.0?p. 32
Some additional theoretical considerationsp. 33
Conclusionp. 35
Changing Contextsp. 37
Introductionp. 37
Ecology of learning with technologiesp. 38
Technological developments and changing views of knowledge and learnersp. 40
Socio-cultural practicesp. 43
Policy-makingp. 45
Policy tensions affecting educational institutionsp. 49
Changing personal/public boundariesp. 51
Challenges for schools, post-16 colleges and universitiesp. 54
Conclusionp. 55
Theories, Concepts and Modelsp. 57
Introductionp. 57
The shared construction of knowledgep. 61
Laurillard's Conversational Frameworkp. 63
Computer-mediated communicationp. 64
CMC as a literate learning practicep. 65
Participationp. 67
The individual and agentive dimensions of e-learningp. 71
Theoretical perspectives on practitioner developmentp. 75
Conclusionp. 78
Online Learning and Teaching and Learning about Online Teachingp. 81
Learning revisitedp. 81
Affordancep. 83
Knowledge construction through interactionp. 83
Supporting collaboration and artefact creationp. 85
Distributed cognition?p. 87
A sense of placep. 90
Pedagogical templates, models and frameworksp. 91
Conclusionp. 108
e-Assessment, e-Portfolios, Quality Assurance and the Student Experiencep. 109
Introductionp. 109
Quality assurance and the student experiencep. 109
e-Assessmentp. 111
Some examples of e-assessment practicesp. 119
e-Portfoliosp. 122
Conclusionp. 126
Researching e-Learningp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Maturation of e-learning researchp. 130
Researching the learning in e-learningp. 135
The "narrative turn"p. 138
The Qualitative Content Analysis modelp. 141
Where next?p. 143
The theory-practice challenge for e-learning researchp. 145
Referencesp. 149
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9781847063601
ISBN-10: 1847063608
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 21st April 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.02  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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