E-learning Theory and Practice
- Caroline Haythornthwaite - University of British Colombia, Canada
- Richard Andrews - University of East Anglia, UK
Educational Research Methods | Online Learning & Distance Education
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
- 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. 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.
'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.