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Author Holmes, Bryn.
Title e-Learning : concepts and practice / Bryn Holmes and John Gardner.
Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2006.
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 Floor3  LB1044.87 .H649 2006    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 186 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-180) and index.
Contents About the authors -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- Mission critical -- A framework of practice -- Bloom's taxonomy -- E-Learning -- The chapters -- 2. Enter e-Learning -- Why do we have e-Learning? -- E-Learning defined -- Learning for all -- E-Learning resources -- Benefits of e-Learning -- Challenges and opportunities -- Boom and bust -- 3. A potted history of e-Learning -- Where has e-Learning come from? -- How did we get to where we are? -- The emergence of the Internet -- 4. E-Learning - an educational revolution -- Access to more knowledge than ever before -- New learning skills for the twenty-first century -- Maximizing learning opportunities through e-Learning -- The emergence of a society of lifelong learners -- The Internet generation -- The implications of globalization for cultural identity -- Inclusive education through e-Learning -- Removing time and location limitations --
5. E-Learning theory - communal constructivism -- The theoretical underpinning of e-Learning -- Behaviourism -- Cognitivism -- Socio-constructivism -- Communal constructivism -- Types of e-Learning -- Seeds of change -- 6. E-Learning design - concepts and considerations -- Role of the tutor as e-Learning designer -- Instructional design -- Cognitive apprenticeships -- Design issues for e-Learning -- Types of learning engagement -- Blended learning -- 7. Empowered learners - powerful tools for learning -- E-Learning technologies -- Early Web pages - basic HTML -- Then there were graphics -- Usability -- Learning objects and reusability -- Digital rights and copyright -- New directions - ubiquitous technology and ambient learning -- 8. E-Learning - learner emancipation -- Assistive technology issues and opportunities -- Designing for accessibility -- Evaluation of assistive technologies -- International initiatives in accessibility -- Building a supporting community network --
9. E-Learning - endless development? -- The education system and change -- Improved learner-aware designs -- Blending the old, the new and the previously impractical -- Challenges of assessment for e-Learning -- Making communal learning accessible -- New convergences -- The future Web : a 'communal Yottaspace' -- Semantic Web -- Aspirations, entitlements and rights -- A final word -- References -- Websites -- Index.
Summary E-Learning is now an essential component of education. Globalization, the proliferation of information available on the Internet and the importance of knowledge-based economies have added a whole new dimension to teaching and learning. As more tutors, students and trainees, and institutions adopt online learning there is a need for resources that will examine and inform this field. Using examples from around the world, the authors of e-Learning: Concepts and Practices provide an in-depth examination of past, present and future e-Learning approaches, and explore the implications of applying e-Learning in practice. Topics include: educational evolution, enriching the learning experience, learner empowerment, design concepts and considerations, creation of e-communities, communal constructivism. - Publisher.
Subject Computer-assisted instruction.
Internet in education.
Related Names Gardner, John, 1953-
ISBN 1412911117 (pbk.)
1412911109 (hbk.)
9781412911108 (hbk.)
9781412911115 (pbk.)
Standard # 9781412911110 (hbk.)
OCLC number 61260362