ISBN-10:
1849204713
ISBN-13:
9781849204712
Pub. Date:
04/19/2011
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
E-learning Theory and Practice / Edition 1

E-learning Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Caroline Haythornthwaite, Richard N.L. Andrews

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E-learning Theory and Practice / Edition 1

In E-learning Theory and Practice the authors set out different perspectives on e-learning. The book deals with the social implications of e-learning, its transformative effects, and the social and technical interplay that supports and directs e-learning.

The authors present new perspectives on the subject by exploring the way teaching and learning are changing with the presence of the Internet and participatory media; providing a theoretical grounding in new learning practices from education, communication and information science; addressing e-learning in terms of existing learning theories, emerging online learning theories, new literacies, social networks, social worlds, community and virtual communities, and online resources; and emphasizing the impact of everyday electronic practices on learning, literacy and the classroom, locally and globally.

This book is for everyone involved in e-learning including teachers, educators, graduate students and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849204712
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Areas of Research
Computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the Internet; information exchange via CMC; online communities; e-learning; social network analysis; collaboration; social informatics; community informatics

I focus on research in the fields of language education, argumentation, writing development, multimodality, rhetoric and e-learning. With colleagues I designed the MA in English Education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: New Learning Practices
What's New in Learning?
What is Driving New Conditions for Learning?
Chapter Outline
Looking Forward
Further Reading
The New Media
Introduction
Features of Computer-Mediated Communication
Conclusion
Further Reading
Theories of Learning
Introduction
Transformation, Framing and Emergence
Challenges for Assessment
Toward E-Learning Theory
Texts
Conclusion
Further Reading
Theorizing Online Learning
Introduction
Existing Theoretical Positions
Further Theories
Interim Summary
Does E-Learning Require a New Theory of Learning?
Three Questions Answered
Further Thoughts
Conclusion
Further Reading
New Literacies, New Discourses in E-learning
From New Literacies to New Discourses
Exploring Modes
From 'Literacy' to 'Discourse'
The Implications of a 'Discourse' View of E-Learning
A Reciprocal, Co-Evolutionary Model of Literacy Development and Learning
Developing a New 'Language' for E-Learning
Conclusion
Further Reading
Participatory Cultures
Introduction
Technologies of Participation
Brief History of IT Development
Participatory Media
Educational Spaces: 1.0 and 2.0
Changes in Authority and Contribution
Conclusion
Further Reading
Learning Communities
Introduction
Defining and Locating Community
Why Collaboration and Community?
The Concept of Community
Creating an E-learning Community
Promoting a Community
Conclusion
Further Reading
Sociotechnical Perspectives
Introduction
Reviewing Social Processes and Technology
Managing the Social and Technical Mix in E-learning
Balancing the Social and Technical
Conclusion
Further Reading
E-learning Ecologies
Introduction
The Ecology of the E-learning Environment
Personal Ecologies
Conclusion
Further Reading
Ubiquitous Learning, Ubiquitous Learners
Introduction
Becoming an Ubiquitous E-learner
Who Is A Ubiquitous E-learner?
What Does a Ubiquitous Learner Learn?
The Ubiquitous Learner and the Economics of Attention
Conclusion
Further Reading
E-inclusion and Exclusion
Introduction
Digital Divide
Digital Spectrum
Conclusion
Further Reading
Cross-Cultural Issues
Introduction
Issues Arising From Cultural Diversity
E-learning Across the Globe
Potential Problems with Cross-Cultural Approaches to E-Learning
Further Reading
Researching E-Learning
Introduction
Getting Started in E-Learning Research
E-learning Research Dimensions
Research about and for E-learning
New Forms of Research Formats in the Digital Age
Becoming an E-Researcher
Future Research
From Research About E-Learning to Research For E-Learning
Conclusions
Further Reading
References

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