E-learning Theory and Practice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
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.
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About the Author
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 ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroduction: New Learning Practices What's New in Learning? What is Driving New Conditions for Learning? Chapter Outline Looking Forward Further ReadingThe New Media Introduction Features of Computer-Mediated Communication Conclusion Further ReadingTheories of Learning Introduction Transformation, Framing and Emergence Challenges for Assessment Toward E-Learning Theory Texts Conclusion Further ReadingTheorizing 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 ReadingNew 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 ReadingParticipatory 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 ReadingLearning Communities Introduction Defining and Locating Community Why Collaboration and Community? The Concept of Community Creating an E-learning Community Promoting a Community Conclusion Further ReadingSociotechnical Perspectives Introduction Reviewing Social Processes and Technology Managing the Social and Technical Mix in E-learning Balancing the Social and Technical Conclusion Further ReadingE-learning Ecologies Introduction The Ecology of the E-learning Environment Personal Ecologies Conclusion Further ReadingUbiquitous 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 ReadingE-inclusion and Exclusion Introduction Digital Divide Digital Spectrum Conclusion Further ReadingCross-Cultural Issues Introduction Issues Arising From Cultural Diversity E-learning Across the Globe Potential Problems with Cross-Cultural Approaches to E-Learning Further ReadingResearching 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