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E-Learning
Concepts and Practice



© 2006 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
e-Learning is now an essential component of education. Globalization, the proliferation of information available on the Internet and the importance of knowledge-based economies have added a whole new dimension to teaching and learning. As more tutors, students and trainees, and institutions adopt online learning there is a need for resources that will examine and inform this field.

Using examples from around the world, the authors of e-Learning: Concepts and Practices provide an in-depth examination of past, present and future e-learning approaches, and explore the implications of applying e-learning in practice.

Topics include:

- educational evolution

- enriching the learning experience

- learner empowerment

- design concepts and considerations

- creation of e-communities

- communal constructivism

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in technology enhanced learning systems, whether an expert or coming new to the area. It will be of particular relevance to those involved in teaching or studying for information technology in education degrees, in training through e-learning courses and with developing e-learning resources.

Bryn Holmes is an assistant professor in Education at Concordia University, Montreal and director of an Internet company, Inishnet, which offers research and consultancy in online education.

John Gardner is a professor of education at Queen's University, Belfast and his main research areas include policy and practice in information and communications technology in education.

 
Introduction
 
Enter e-Learning
 
A Potted History of e-Learning
 
e-Learning
An Educational Revolution  
 
e-Learning Theory
Communal Constructivism  
 
e-Learning Design
Concepts and Considerations  
 
Empowered Learners
Powerful Tools for Learning  
 
e-Learning
Learner Emancipation  
 
e-Learning
Endless Development?  

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e-Learning is now an essential component of education. Globalization, the proliferation of information available on the Internet and the importance of knowledge-based economies have added a whole new dimension to teaching and learning. As more tutors, students and trainees, and institutions adopt online learning there is a need for resources that will examine and inform this field.

Using examples from around the world, the authors of e-Learning: Concepts and Practices provide an in-depth examination of past, present and future e-learning approaches, and explore the implications of applying e-learning in practice.

Topics include:

o educational evolution

o enriching the learning experience

o learner empowerment

o design concepts and considerations

o creation of e-communities

o communal constructivism

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in technology enhanced learning systems, whether an expert or coming new to the area. It will be of particular relevance to those involved in teaching or studying for information technology in education degrees, in training through e-learning courses and with developing e-learning resources.

Bryn Holmes is an assistant professor in Education at Concordia University, Montreal and director of an Internet company, Inishnet, which offers research and consultancy in online education.

John Gardner is a professor of education at Queen's University, Belfast and his main research areas include policy and practice in information and communications technology in education.


A good book for anyone considering the pros and cons of E-Learning. A very comprehensive book that makes you think and assess the direction of learning in the future.

Mrs ellen margaret duncan-jones
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
November 20, 2015

This has been useful in supporting the teaching practices on the PGCE course as it has helped to understand the theories behind e-learning and also to put them into practice.

Miss Lisa Evison
Teacher Training, Rotherham College of Arts & Technology
May 30, 2015

A really helpful guide through the jargon, pitfalls & benefits.

Mrs Sue James
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metropolitan University
February 14, 2014

This is an excellent book and Holmes and Gardners promotion of communal contructivism fits perfectly with the framework of our ILT Diploma and its emphasis on collaborating, contributing and adding to our bank of knowledge and skills as each cohort graduates on the programme.

Mr David Andrews
Education, Grantham College of Further Education
November 8, 2013

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