The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES
Chapter 22: Promoting Policy Uptake for Open Educational Resources and Open Practices
Digital technologies continue to develop at a rapid pace. Smartphones and tablets mean that learning anywhere and anytime is now a reality. Learning analytics2 tools provide rich data on learning behaviours, which can be used by teachers to help learners, or by learners themselves, to improve their learning strategies. Digital technologies offer a wealth of ways in which learners can interact with multimedia, and communicate and collaborate with tutors and peers. The pace of change ...