Students' Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education: The ecology of sustainable innovation

Students' Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education: The ecology of sustainable innovation

by Robert Ellis, Peter Goodyear
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415989361

ISBN-13: 9780415989367

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education helps higher education instructors and university managers understand how e-learning relates to, and can be integrated with, other student experiences of learning. Grounded in relevant international research, the book is distinctive in that it foregrounds students’ experiences of learning,

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Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education helps higher education instructors and university managers understand how e-learning relates to, and can be integrated with, other student experiences of learning. Grounded in relevant international research, the book is distinctive in that it foregrounds students’ experiences of learning, emphasizing the importance of how students interpret the challenges set before them, along with their conceptions of learning and their approaches to learning. The way students interpret task requirements greatly affects learning outcomes, and those interpretations are in turn influenced by how students read the larger environment in which they study. The authors argue that a systemic understanding is necessary for the effective design and management of modern learning environments, whether lectures, seminars, laboratories or private study. This ecological understanding must also acknowledge, though, the agency of learners as active interpreters of their environment and its culture, values and challenges.

Students’ Experiences of e-learning in Higher Education reports research outcomes that locate e-learning within the broader ecology of higher education and:

  • Offers a holistic treatment of e-learning in higher education, reflecting the need for integrating e-learning and other aspects of the student learning experience
  • Reports research on students’ experiences with e-learning conducted by authors in the United States, Europe, and Australia
  • Synthesizes key themes in recent international research and summarizes their implications for teachers and managers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415989367
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Open and Flexible Learning Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgement of Copyright Permissions

1. Introduction

2. Thinking Ecologically About E-learning

3. New Students, New Technology

4. Student Experiences of E-learning in Higher Education: Learning through Discussion

5. Student Experiences of E-learning in Higher Education: Learning through Inquiry

6. University Teachers’ Experiences of E-learning in an Ecology

7. An Ecology of Learning: Practical Theory for Leadership, Management and Educational Design

8. Teaching-as-Design and the Ecology of University Learning

9. Leadership for Learning: Perspectives on Learning Spaces

10. Relating the Idea of an Ecology of Learning to Campus Planning

11. Concluding Comments: The Ecological Perspective, Balance and Change

Notes

References

Index

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