E-learning Theory and Practice

E-learning Theory and Practice

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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.Even where there seems to be only one mode in operation (a plainly printed verbal text, or pure sound, for example) other ... Think of two examples: the reading of a poem, and the reading of a manual for the construction of a shed. ... in the case of the poem, and printed words plus diagrams in the case of the manual a€“ is not enough to complete the process ... Already we have a complex set of interactions.

Title:E-learning Theory and Practice
Author:Caroline Haythornthwaite, Richard Andrews
Publisher:SAGE - 2011-04-19


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