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E-Learning: Concepts and Practice

by Bryn Holmes and John R Gardner SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2006
ISBN:
9781412911115
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Pbk 200 pages
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E-learning is now an essential component of education. Globalization, the proliferation of information and knowledge available on the Internet and the importance of our knowledge-based economy have added a whole new dimension to teaching and learning. As more teachers and students adopt online learning there is a need for resources that will examine and instruct this field.

Using examples from around the globe, the authors of E-Learning provide an in-depth examination of past and future e-learning approaches, and explore the implications of applying e-learning in practice.

Key Features:
o educational evolution;
o enriching the learning experience;
o extended learning;
o empowering learning;
o evolving theories of learning;
o emancipatory learning;
o creation of e communities.

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in new technology learning systems, whether expert or new to the area. It will be of particular relevance to those involved in ICT and education modules, and e-learning courses.

CONTENTS
Introduction / Educational Evolution / eLearning as catalyst / Enriched Learning Experience / Moving beyond classroom learning / Extended Learning / Structuring individual thought and maximizing student potential / Empowering Learning / Changing information ownership / Evolving Theories of Learning / Communally constructing knowledge / Emancipatory Learning / Advocating eLearning for all / Endless Learning / A look into the future of eLearning

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.

Dr Bryn Holmes has previously been the course director of an MSc in IT in Education at Trinity College, Dublin and is currently heading up a company (Inishnet Ltd) offering research and consultancy in online education while teaching an MSc at Queen's University, Belfast. Professor John Gardner has extensive experience teaching and researching in ICT in Education at Queen's.