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 24: E-learning in Museums
E-learning … M-learning … Virtual Learning Environments … Digital Learning. With so many terms, all with slightly different meanings dependent on their application and context, it can be a challenge to know where to begin to define what institutional learning mediated or supplemented by technologies is. The focus of this chapter is e-learning within a museum context, as distinct from schools, universities, colleges and other formal education providers. Concentrating on the case of the UK-based Museum of London, this chapter explores how e-learning has evolved in UK museums, the state of play today, the rationale behind museum e-learning and some of the challenges it has faced and ...