Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.

Using Technology to Teach: e-Learning, M-Learning and Blended Learning

Using technology to teach: e-learning, M-learning and blended learning


By the end of this chapter the reader will be able to:

  • understand the conditions under which successful e-learning can take place;
  • understand the key e-learning tools at a teacher's disposal and their possible uses;
  • recognise key debates concerning the appropriate use of e-learning;
  • identify a range of strategies that can be used to take advantage of ‘Web 2.0’ technologies;
  • review strategies for using e-learning tools as a means to support learning needs.

What is ‘e-Learning’?

It is best to start with a definition:

e-Learning can be defined as ‘learning facilitated and supported through the use of information and communications technology’. It can cover a spectrum of activities from the

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