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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; 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 ...

E-Learning Ecologies
E-learning ecologies
Introduction

Online initiatives are changing not only the way we teach and learn but who we learn with, where, and when. E-learning has left the classroom, and in doing so also leaves the sequestered space that comes with the face-to-face classroom or the campus library. E-learning happens in the workplace, at home, and on the road; in the (former) leisure spaces of coffee shops and hotels, and the learning spaces of public as well as academic libraries. E-learning has also left the campus, and with it the idea that higher education is completed at a certain age and produces graduates who go on to gain all future learning on the job. The content of interest also changes, from pursuit of an academic discipline ...

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