Learning Theory and Online Technologies: How New Technologies Transform Learning

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Overview

Learning Theory and Educational Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of e-learning, a foundation of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing among the major approaches to e-learning. It effectively addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online environment for learning), evaluation (how to know that students are learning), and history (how past research can guide successful online teaching and learning outcomes).

An ideal textbook for Educational Technology Masters, PhD, and Certificate programs, readers will find Learning Theory and Educational Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in e-learning theory, the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415999755
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.70 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Harasim is a professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Learning Theory and Technology

2. Historical Overview of Learning and Technology

3. Behaviorist Learning Theory

4. Cognitivist Learning Theory

5. Constructivist Learning Theory

6. Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) Theory

7. OCL Pedagogies in Practice

8. OCL Cases of Institutional Innovation

9. OCL Exemplars: Online Communities of Practice

10. In Retrospect and In Prospect

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