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This book defines e-learning as a field of research, highlighting the complex issues, activities and tensions that characterise the area.

Author: Gráinne Conole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134161591

Category: Education

Page: 288

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E-learning is at an exciting point in its development; its potential in terms of research is great and its impact on institutional practices is fully recognised. This book defines e-learning as a field of research, highlighting the complex issues, activities and tensions that characterise the area. Written by a team of experienced researchers and commented upon by internationally recognised experts, this book engages researchers and practitioners in critical discussion and debate about the findings emerging from the field and the associated impact on practice. Key topics examined include: access and inclusion the social-cultural contexts of e-learning organisational structures, processes and identities technical aspects of learning research – using tools and resources approaches to learning and teaching practices and associated learning theories designing for e-learning and the management of educational resources professional roles and identities the evolution of e-assessment collaboration, motivation and educational evaluation. Contemporary Perspectives in E-Learning Research provides a synthesis of research, giving readers a grounding in contemporary e-learning scholarship whilst identifying the debates that make it such a lively and fast-moving area. A landmark text in an evolving field, this book will prove invaluable for all researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students who engage with e-learning.
2006-11-22 By Gráinne Conole

E-learning is now established as a field of research and this book defines the characteristics, nature, scope and practice of the field.

Author: Grʹainne Conole

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ISBN: 0415393930

Category: Computer-assisted education

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Contemporary Perspectives in E-learning Research aims to define e-learning as a field of research, highlighting the complex issues, activities and tensions ...

Author: Gráinne Conole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134161607

Category: Education

Page: 288

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E-learning is at an exciting point in its development; its potential in terms of research is great and its impact on institutional practices is fully recognised. This book defines e-learning as a field of research, highlighting the complex issues, activities and tensions that characterise the area. Written by a team of experienced researchers and commented upon by internationally recognised experts, this book engages researchers and practitioners in critical discussion and debate about the findings emerging from the field and the associated impact on practice. Key topics examined include: access and inclusion the social-cultural contexts of e-learning organisational structures, processes and identities technical aspects of learning research – using tools and resources approaches to learning and teaching practices and associated learning theories designing for e-learning and the management of educational resources professional roles and identities the evolution of e-assessment collaboration, motivation and educational evaluation. Contemporary Perspectives in E-Learning Research provides a synthesis of research, giving readers a grounding in contemporary e-learning scholarship whilst identifying the debates that make it such a lively and fast-moving area. A landmark text in an evolving field, this book will prove invaluable for all researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students who engage with e-learning.
2006-11-22 By Gráinne Conole

... in G. Conole and M. Oliver (eds), Contemporary Perspectives in e-learning Research: Themes, Tensions and Impact on Practice.Abingdon: RoutledgeFalmer.

Author: Richard Andrews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446250099

Category: Education

Page: 560

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'I would like to enthusiastically recommend The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research. An international set of authors have produced a highly readable handbook that covers topics in E-learning research, theory, policy, language and literacy, and design issues. The work draws on multiple perspectives ranging from early work in asynchronous learning networks to community organization in e-learning. This is a large and much needed work that organizes and illuminates issues in E-learning in a way that readers will be able to take away practical advice for their own use. I am quite pleased to see this handbook that provides a very useful organization of knowledge for our field' - John Bourne, Ph.D Professor and Executive Director, The Sloan Consortium (www.sloan-c.org) 'This book is an important contribution to the development of E-learning because its account of the research always begins with the context of learning from which the exploitation of technology can be viewed. The authors help us understand that technology affords new kinds of relationship between the learner and what is learned, and how it is learned. With this rich understanding, the book is able to build the wide-ranging research foundation on which the field can move forward' - Diana Laurillard, Institute of Education, University of London 'A comprehensive and compelling resource that provides a global perspective on a development that is transforming higher education' - David Pilsbury, Chief Executive, Worldwide Universities Network 'Unlike many how-to books on the topic...this work focuses on research for educators and others interested in how technology enhances or diminishes learning. Highly Recommended' - Choice Magazine This handbook provides a state-of-the-art, in-depth account of research in the rapidly expanding field of E-learning. The first of its kind, it provides reviews of over 20 areas in E-learning research by experts in the field, and provides a critical account of the best work to date. The contributors cover the basics of the discipline, as well as new theoretical perspectives. Areas of research covered by the Handbook include: - Contexts for researching e-learning - Theory and policy - Language and literacy - Design issues - History of the field The editors' introduction and many of the chapters show how multiple aspects of E-learning interact. The introduction also provides a new model for researching the field. This book is relevant for everyone in higher education, from undergraduate to faculty, as well as university administrators involved in providing E-learning. It will provide a research background for higher education, including universities, training colleges, and community colleges. It will also be relevant to those involved in any research and developmental aspect of E-learning - corporate trainers and those involved in online programs at secondary school or in virtual high schools. Whether you are a lecturer, researcher or programme designer, this is an essential read. Richard Andrews is Professor in English at the Institute of Education, University of London and Visiting Professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development. Caroline Haythornthwaite is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2007-07-10 By Richard Andrews

Contemporary Perspectives in e - Learning Research : Themes , Methods and Impact on Practice , pp . 69–81 . Oxford : RoutledgeFalmer .

Author: Helen Spencer-Oatey

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622098673

Category: Education

Page: 308

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e-Learning Initiatives in China provides research and application insights into e-learning in China, in the light of two drives by the Chinese Ministry of Education: to implement curriculum reform and to promote quality and innovation in e-learning provision. Educationalists throughout the world have their eyes on China, both as a market to understand and to enter, and as a major source of international students. In addition, educationalists are increasingly aware of the need to incorporate digital technology into their course provision and delivery. This book provides valuable insights into both of these elements. It includes ‘state-of-the-art' reviews of e-learning in China, case study examples of e-learning design and development issues, and explores the collaboration challenges that British and Chinese teams experienced as they participated in a Sino-UK e-learning initiative, the eChina-UK Programme. The book is written in a clear and accessible style. Section 1, Background, introduces the book and provides an overview of e-learning in higher education in China. Section 2, Designing and Delivering Online Courses in China, starts with a critical review of online courseware designs that are currently widespread in China, and then presents a series of case study examples which deal with important design and delivery issues. Section 3, Managing the Interplay between Pedagogy and Technology, explores ways in which new learning technologies can be exploited for pedagogic purposes. Section 4, Managing Collaboration Processes, discusses the issues that the project teams needed to manage effectively as they collaborated both internationally and professionally. The final section, Section 5, Addressing Policy Issues, deals with key e-learning policy issues, both within China and internationally. The topic of e-learning, combined with the book's emphasis on the interrelationship of policy and practice, and its international teamwork perspective, will appeal to education specialists and e-learning experts not only in Asia but also in many Western countries.
2007-08-01 By Helen Spencer-Oatey

Prepared along that line of thought, my recent book titled Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E-Learning Implementation (Khan, ...

Author: Elçi, Atilla

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522553854

Category: Computers

Page: 541

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Information systems development underwent many changes as systems transitioned onto web-based forums. Complemented by advancements in security and technology, internet-based systems have become an information mainstay. The Handbook of Research on Contemporary Perspectives on Web-Based Systems is a critical scholarly resource that examines relevant theoretical frameworks, current practice guidelines, industry standards, and the latest empirical research findings in web-based systems. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as data integration, mobile applications, and semantic web, this publication is geared toward computer engineers, IT specialists, software designers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students seeking current and relevant research on the prevalence of these systems and advancements made to them.
2018-05-04 By Elçi, Atilla

Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research: Themes, methods and impact on practice. Abingdon: Routledge. Conole, G., Smith, J., & White, S. (2009).

Author: Donnelly, Roisin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615208807

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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"The aim of this book is to bring together best practice in the development and use of E-Learning tools and technologies to support academic staff and faculty in universities, further education, and higher education institutes"--Provided by publisher.
2010-06-30 By Donnelly, Roisin

Guiding Research and Practice Rob Phillips, Carmel McNaught, ... In G. Conole & M. Oliver (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research: Themes, ...

Author: Rob Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136699528

Category: Education

Page: 240

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How can novice e-learning researchers and postgraduate learners develop rigorous plans to study the effectiveness of technology-enhanced learning environments? How can practitioners gather and portray evidence of the impact of e-learning? How can the average educator who teaches online, without experience in evaluating emerging technologies, build on what is successful and modify what is not? By unpacking the e-learning lifecycle and focusing on learning, not technology, Evaluating e-Learning attempts to resolve some of the complexity inherent in evaluating the effectiveness of e-learning. The book presents practical advice in the form of an evaluation framework and a scaffolded approach to an e-learning research study, using divide-and-conquer techniques to reduce complexity in both design and delivery. It adapts and builds on familiar research methodology to offer a robust and accessible approach that can ensure effective evaluation of a wide range of innovative initiatives, including those covered in other books in the Connecting with e-Learning series. Readers will find this jargon-free guide is a must-have resource that provides the proper tools for evaluating e-learning practices with ease.
2012-03-22 By Rob Phillips

She is co-editor of the RoutledgeFalmer book 'Contemporary perspectives on e-learning research'. Ulrike Cress is head of the Knowledge Construction Lab at ...

Author: Pozzi, Francesca

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781616929008

Category: Education

Page: 424

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"This book provides a focused assessment of the peculiarities of online collaborative learning processes by looking at the strategies, methods, and techniques used to support and enhance debate and exchange among peers"--Provided by publisher.
2010-09-30 By Pozzi, Francesca

rather an expansion of research frameworks and approaches in elearning E ... edited collection entitled Contemporary Perspectives in E - Learning Research ...

Author: Norm Friesen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433101351

Category: Education

Page: 265

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In the rapidly-changing world of the Internet and the Web, theory and research struggle to keep up with technological, social, and economic developments. In education in particular, a proliferation of novel practices, applications, and forms - from bulletin boards to Webcasts, from online educational games to open educational resources - have come to be addressed under the rubric of «e-learning». In response to these phenomena, Re-thinking E-Learning Research introduces a number of research frameworks and methodologies relevant to e-learning. The book outlines methods for the analysis of content, narrative, genre, discourse, hermeneutic-phenomenological investigation, and critical and historical inquiry. It provides examples of pairings of method and subject matter that include narrative research into the adaptation of blogs in a classroom setting; the discursive-psychological analysis of student conversations with artificially intelligent agents; a genre analysis of an online discussion; and a phenomenological study of online mathematics puzzles. Introducing practical applications and spanning a wide range of the possibilities for e-learning, this book will be useful for students, teachers, and researchers in e-learning.
2009 By Norm Friesen

Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research. London: Routledge. Conole, G., Smith, J., & White, S. (2007). A critique of the impact of policy and ...

Author: Claire McAvinia

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081006337

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Online Learning and Its Users: Lessons for Higher Education re-examines the impact of learning technologies in higher education. The book focuses particularly on the introduction and mainstreaming of one of the most widely used, the virtual learning environment (VLE) or learning management system (LMS). The book presents an activity theoretic analysis of the VLE’s adoption, drawing on research into this process at a range of higher education institutions. Through analysis and discussion of the activities of managers, lecturers, and learners using the VLE, lessons are identified to inform future initiatives including the implementation of massive open online courses (MOOCs). A replicable research design is included and explained to support evaluation and analysis of the use of online learning in other settings. The book questions accepted views of the place of technologies in higher education, arguing that there has been a repeated cycle of hype and disappointment accompanying the development of online learning. While much research has documented this cycle, finding new strategies to break it has proved to be a more difficult challenge. Why has technology not made more impact? Are lecturers going to be left behind by their own students in the use of digital technologies? Why have we seen costly and time-consuming failures? This book argues that we can answer these questions by heeding the lessons from previous experiences with the VLE and early iterations of the MOOC. More importantly, we can begin to ask new and different questions for the future to ensure better outcomes for our institutions and ultimately our learners. presents institution-wide analysis of the adoption of a key educational technology for higher education, validated across multiple sites, to support deeper understanding of the use of learning technologies in context describes Activity Theory and presents a replicable model to operationalise it for investigations of the use of online learning in higher education and other settings provides a unique perspective on the historical experience of VLE adoption and mainstreaming to identify important insights and essential lessons for the future
2016-04-25 By Claire McAvinia

In Contemporary perspectives in elearning research: Themes, methods and impact on practice (pp. 5-8). London: Routledge. Conole, G., de Laat, M., Dillon, ...

Author: Donnelly, Roisin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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"This book presents international practices in the development and use of applied e-Learning and e-Teaching in the classroom in order to enhance student experience, add value to teaching practices, and illuminate best practices in the area of e-Assessment. This book provides insight into e-Learning and e-Teaching practices while exploring the roles of academic staff in adoption and application"--Provided by publisher.
2008-07-31 By Donnelly, Roisin

... Contemporary Perspectives in e-Learning Research: Themes, Tensions and Impact on Practice, Oxford: RoutledgeFalmer. Conole, G., de Laat, M., Darby, ...

Author: Alexandra Okada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781447164708

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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Focuses on the process by which manually crafting interactive, hypertextual maps clarifies one’s own understanding, communicates it to others, and enables collective intelligence. The authors see mapping software as visual tools for reading and writing in a networked age. In an information ocean, the challenge is to find meaningful patterns around which we can weave plausible narratives. Maps of concepts, discussions and arguments make the connections between ideas tangible - and critically, disputable. With 22 chapters from leading researchers and practitioners (5 of them new for this edition), the reader will find the current state-of-the-art in the field. Part 1 focuses on knowledge maps for learning and teaching in schools and universities, before Part 2 turns to knowledge maps for information analysis and knowledge management in professional communities, but with many cross-cutting themes: · reflective practitioners documenting the most effective ways to map · conceptual frameworks for evaluating representations · real world case studies showing added value for professionals · more experimental case studies from research and education · visual languages, many of which work on both paper and with software · knowledge cartography software, much of it freely available and open source · visit the companion website for extra resources: books.kmi.open.ac.uk/knowledge-cartography Knowledge Cartography will be of interest to learners, educators, and researchers in all disciplines, as well as policy analysts, scenario planners, knowledge managers and team facilitators. Practitioners will find new perspectives and tools to expand their repertoire, while researchers will find rich enough conceptual grounding for further scholarship.
2014-10-07 By Alexandra Okada

The impact of e-learning on organisational roles and structures. In G. Conole & M. Oliver, (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives ine-learning research: themes, ...

Author: Bromage, Adrian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615208906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Interprofessionalism, an emerging model and philosophy of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working, has in increasingly become an important means of cultivating joint endeavors across varied and diverse disciplinary and institutional settings. Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies is therefore, an important source for understanding how interprofessionalism can be promoted and enhanced at various levels in learners' educational experiences, particularly with regard to e-learning and reusable learning objects, given the potential to cross boundaries of time, location and academic disciplines. This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest case driven research findings to improve understanding of interprofessional possibilities through e-learning at the level of universities, networks and organizations, teams and work groups, information systems and at the level of individuals as actors in the networked environments.
2010-06-30 By Bromage, Adrian

Learning theory and its application to e-learning. In C. Grainine & M. Oliver (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research: Themes, ...

Author: Tzu-Bin Lin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812873262

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This volume brings together conceptualizations and empirical studies that explore the socio-cultural dimension of new media and its implications on learning in the 21st century classroom. The authors articulate their vision of new-media-enhanced learning at a global level. The high-level concept is then re-examined for different degrees of contextualization and localization, for example how a specific form of new media (e-reader) changes specific activities in different cultures. In addition, studies based in Singapore classrooms provide insights as to how these concepts are being transformed and implemented by a co-constructive effort on the part of researchers, teachers and students. Singapore classrooms offer a unique environment to study the theory-practice nexus in that they are high achieving, implicitly grounded in the eastern cultural values and well-equipped with ICT infrastructure. While these studies are arguably the state-of-the-art exemplars that synergize socio-cultural and technological affordances of the current learning environments, they also serve as improvable ideas for further innovations. The interplay between theory and practice lends support to the reciprocal improvements for both. This book contributes to the continuing debate in the field, and will lead to better learning environments in the 21st century.
2015-02-25 By Tzu-Bin Lin

Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research: Themes, methods and impact on practice. London, UK: Routledge Falmer. Cunningham, S., L. Ryan, Y., ...

Author: Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781927356623

Category: Education

Page: 520

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Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing major research on the topic, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, Online Distance Education addresses aspects of distance education practice that have often been marginalized, including issues of cost and economics, concerns surrounding social justice, cultural bias, the need for faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities. At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.
2014-06-01 By Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Sage, Los Angeles Galarneau L, Zibit M (2007) Online games for 21st century ... Oliver M (Eds) Contemporary Perspectives in E-Learning Research: Themes ...

Author: Anna Peachey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 184996047X

Category: Computers

Page: 196

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Most of the chapters in this book are extended papers from Research Learning in Virtual Environments (reLIVE08), an international conference held by the UK Open University in Milton Keynes in November 2008. Authors of the best papers and presentations from the conferences were invited to contribute to Research Learning in Virtual Worlds, the first book to specifically address research methods and related issues for education in virtual worlds. The book covers a range of research undertaken in virtual worlds. It opens with an accessible introduction both to the book and to the subject area, making it an ideal springboard for those who are new to research in this area. The subsequent ten chapters present work covering a range of research methodologies across a broad discipline base, providing essential reading for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate researchers working in education in virtual worlds, and engaging background material for researchers in similar and related disciplines.
2010-02-05 By Anna Peachey

Learning theories and their application to e-learning. In G. Conole & M. Oliver (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research: Theories, ...

Author: Gráinne Conole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441985170

Category: Education

Page: 324

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The Internet and associated technologies have been around for almost twenty years. Networked access and computer ownership are now the norm. There is a plethora of technologies that can be used to support learning, offering different ways in which learners can communicate with each other and their tutors, and providing them with access to interactive, multimedia content. However, these generic skills don’t necessarily translate seamlessly to an academic learning context. Appropriation of these technologies for academic purposes requires specific skills, which means that the way in which we design and support learning opportunities needs to provide appropriate support to harness the potential of technologies. More than ever before learners need supportive ‘learning pathways’ to enable them to blend formal educational offerings, with free resources and services. This requires a rethinking of the design process, to enable teachers to take account of a blended learning context.
2012-09-21 By Gráinne Conole

This research needs to feed directly into practice – to course design, ... In G. Conole & M. Oliver (Eds), Contemporary perspectives in e-learning research: ...

Author: Tan Wee Hin, Leo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661216

Category: Computers

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Provides comprehensive articles on significant issues, methods, and theories currently combining the studies of technology and literacy.
2009-05-31 By Tan Wee Hin, Leo

not seen enough bi- or tri-lingual e-learning programs), and education assumptions that are ... Contemporary Perspectives in E-learning Research: Themes, ...

Author: Caroline Haythornthwaite

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259714

Category: Education

Page: 272

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"This is a must-read for every student, lecturer and professor. It establishes Internet Studies as essential to an understanding of how learners and educators can capture the value of our networked world." Professor William H. Dutton, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford 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 - emphasising the impact of everyday electronic practices on learning, literacy and the classroom, locally and globally. This book is for everyone involved in e-learning. Teachers and educators will gain an understanding of new learning practices, and learners will gain a sense of their new role as active participants in classroom and lifelong learning. Graduate students and researchers will gain insight into the direction of research in this new and exciting area of education and the Internet.
2011-04-11 By Caroline Haythornthwaite

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