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SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research 2ed

by Caroline Haythornthwaite, Richard Andrews, Jude Fransman and Eric Meyers SAGE Publications Ltd
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The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis.  


Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices.   


The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas:  1. THEORY  2. LITERACY & LEARNING  3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES  4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE  5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES

1. Introduction - Caroline Haythornthwaite, Richard Andrews, Jude Fransman & Eric Meyers
2. Online pedagogy from the learning sciences perspective - Christopher Hoadley
3. Networked learning - Chris Jones & Maarten de Laat
4. A theory of learning for the mobile age - Mike Sharples, Josie Taylor & Giasemi Vavoula
5. Posthumanism and research in digital education - Sian Bayne
6. Reshaping rhetorical space: elearning through online asynchronous discussion - Terry Locke
7. Liber ludens: games, play and learning - Andrew Burn
8. Multimodality in virtual learning environments: exploring traces of the page in designs of screens - Myrrh Domingo
9. Second language learning online - Carol A. Chapelle
10. Multilingualism and e-learning - Janina Brutt-Griffler and Namsook Kim
11. The ethics of learning and technology research - Rebecca Eynon, Ralph Schroeder & Jenny Fry
12. Learning analytics and the imperative for theory driven research - Tim Rogers, Shane Dawson & Dragan Gasevic
13. Social network analytic perspective on learning - Caroline Haythornthwaite, Maarten de Laat & Bieke Schreurs
14. Analyzing learning in online discussions - Alyssa Wise & Trena Paulus
15. Multimodal longitudinal journaling - Lesley Jane Gourlay & Martin Oliver
16. Information literacy and information practice - Drew Whitworth
17. Design for e-learning - Lori Lockyer, Shirley Agostinho & Sue Bennett
18. Social media and learning - Drew Paulin & Sarah Gilbert
19. Games and learning - Richard Halverson & Constance Steinkuehler
20. Pedagogies in virtual worlds - Maggi Savin-Baden & Gemma Tombs
21. Literacy and the digital university - Robin Goodfellow & Mary R. Lea
22. Promoting policy uptake for open educational resources and open practices - Grainne C. Conole, Giles Pepler, Paul Bacsich, Brenda Padilla & Terese Bird
23. E-learning and libraries - Nazlin Bhimani
24. E-learning in museums - Rhiannon Looseley & Juno Rae
25. Designing for lifelong learning - John Cook
26. The future of e-learning - Jon Dron & Terry Anderson

The Sage Handbook of E-learning Research, Second Edition, is a comprehensive collection of chapters that explores the essential areas in the field of e-learning. The handbook, which is comprised of twenty-six articles from a cadre of about fifty different international writers, is well worth the time it will take to read cover to cover; indeed, the editors have done a thorough job gathering content from noted experts in the field and organizing the material into six themed sections: theory; literacy and learning; methods and perspectives; pedagogy and practice; beyond the classroom; and futures. The collection provides an excellent representation of the best research in the field and thus serves as a foundation for the research that will follow. In a field that changes as quickly as the technology, The Sage Handbook of E-Learning Research does an excellent job covering the breadth of the research, looking at the past, considering the present, and imagining the future. 
Caroline Haythornthwaite - University of British Colombia, Canada
Richard Andrews - University of East Anglia, Institute of Education University of London
Jude Fransman - Open University
Eric M. Meyers - University of British Colombia, Canada