'Areas such as learning communities, e-learning ecologies and ubiquitous learning are discussed at a conceptual level, which all culminate with purposeful conclusions and indicators for future research'- Paul Dolan, Learning and Teaching Update
Excellent book to support the theory of online learning- utilised for PGCE teachers in education.
as previous feedback, students also found this helpful, and it is useful for CPD events
useful for a smaller number of our students, who may be looking to explore the use of innovative teaching or research methods.
this will be useful for students wishing to investigate and understand newer learning approaches, hence it will appeal to a smaller number of students on this module.
very insightful and well presented text, logically structured and informative.
This book presents in a clearly laid out format allowing easy access to the information I need.
Great book for ER-learning references. Comprehensive. All ideas are explored in the text.
An easy to read an informative book on learning. New theories of learning are discussed as well as the dilemma of learners who are excluded as they are not online.
The text deconstructs and forms new ways of working and in particular looks at motivation.
The authors use e-learning as an umbrella term covering various forms of computer-mediated communication and instruction. The text targets new e-learners as well as researchers and practitioners interested in the field. Some of the topics covered in the book include theoretical foundations, community building, literacy skills, and cross-cultural issues. I think real-life practices presented within information boxes provides a good foundation for application. Also, the organization of the text makes easy to read for every member of the broad audience it targets.
I'm currently studying a MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning so this book has been a life-saver. There's everything you could need to help you understand more about using technology in learning and explained in a straightforward and interesting way. I've used it for every module I've done as well as introducing new concepts of learning to students.
This is a very useful and informative book that helps our students understand e-learning in more detail. This is particularly relevant given that e-learning is becoming increasingly adopted within healthcare due to its perceived cost benefits. Sadly there is a wealth of poor examples of e-learning in practice and this book helps students to understand that it does in fact have massive benefits if it is undertaken correctly.
A very sound practical book which has led to some valuable discussions of the challenges and advantages of e-learning. Thought-provoking and practical.
At a time when the early promise of ‘elearning’ to transform education is being questioned, this is a timely and relevant publication. Offering an approach to the practicalities of digital teaching and learning, it has the benefit of hindsight which in turn makes for realistic reading. The hope is the sector has moved on from early deterministic views and now sees technology as a product of the environment in which it is produced and used.
Good background read for thise involved in elearning
I am going to use it as supplemental text book. It gives an information about theory of e-learning with practice. I strongly suggest it others.
There was no e learning in place atthis time.
This may change as next year we are undertaking a new course programme which will be e learning focussed.
The text looks at some of hte different perspectives of e- learning. How learning and teaching are evolving with the development of Internet Studies
A must for those colleagues looking for the underpinning frameworks for facilitating Learning Online
This book provides a useful platform to discuss the use of e learning in the sector.there are a range of supplementary articles suggested in the book which provide the reader with further reading and reserach.The models and examples shown and discussed are ones taht can be easily implemneted by trainees.
I am still in the process of revising an EdTech certificate at my institution. Where I was considering the text was in a learning theory and technology course. Since the book does not fit the course to fully integrate the content,
I would be interested in writing a book on the topic of learning theory and technology. Although this text E-Learning Theory and Practice supports the topic, I cannot find one text suitable for my university audience which spans Pre-K through 16 educators as well as students from a business/technical background.
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