Global Perspectives on E Learning

Rhetoric and Reality Alison A. Carr-Chellman. –ONE–. CHINA'S. ONLINE. EDUCATION: Rhetoric. and. Realities. Ke Zhang. A. lthough little is currently known of distance education in China, especially in Western educational circles, ...


Author: Alison A. Carr-Chellman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452222332

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality presents several cases of international online education and the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning. Editor Alison A. Carr-Chellman examines the impact of online distance education throughout the world in an effort to understand more deeply the merits of such initiatives. Written from a critical perspective, the book sheds light on some of the problems faced by international distance educators. It particularly focuses on who benefits, and who does not, by the advance of international e-learning and how we can respond to the needs of the disenfranchised. This book is intended to supplement what has to this point been largely a positive, how-to literature in distance education. It offers a balanced perspective on the problems and possibilities of distance education worldwide.

Global Perspectives on E learning

'Global Perspectives on E-Learning' examines the impact of online distance education throughout the world in an effort to understand more deeply the merits of such initiatives.




ISBN: 145220439X

Category: Distance education

Page: 280

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'Global Perspectives on E-Learning' examines the impact of online distance education throughout the world in an effort to understand more deeply the merits of such initiatives.

ICEL2012 7th International Conference on E Learning

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Author: Paul Lam

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781908272430

Category: Computer managed instruction

Page: 538

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International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments

We should think ofit more like ET than IT we can say with some conviction that ICTs in education are now, 20 years on, being thought of more like ET than IT. ENDNOTES 1. ... Global Perspectives on E-learning: Rhetoric and Reality.


Author: Joel Weiss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038037

Category: Education

Page: 1615

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The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments was developed to explore Virtual Learning Environments (VLE’s), and their relationships with digital, in real life and virtual worlds. The book is divided into four sections: Foundations of Virtual Learning Environments; Schooling, Professional Learning and Knowledge Management; Out-of-School Learning Environments; and Challenges for Virtual Learning Environments. The coverage ranges across a broad spectrum of philosophical perspectives, historical, sociological, political and educational analyses, case studies from practical and research settings, as well as several provocative "classics" originally published in other settings.

Contemporary Perspectives in E Learning Research

Burbules, N. (1998) 'Rhetorics of the web: hyperreading and critical literacy', in Snyder, I. (ed.), Page to Screen: Taking Literacy ... Carr-Chellman, A. (2005) Global Perspectives on E-learning: Rhetoric and Reality, London: Sage.


Author: Gráinne Conole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134161607

Category: Education

Page: 288

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E-learning is at an exciting point in its development; its potential in terms of research is great and its impact on institutional practices is fully recognised. This book defines e-learning as a field of research, highlighting the complex issues, activities and tensions that characterise the area. Written by a team of experienced researchers and commented upon by internationally recognised experts, this book engages researchers and practitioners in critical discussion and debate about the findings emerging from the field and the associated impact on practice. Key topics examined include: access and inclusion the social-cultural contexts of e-learning organisational structures, processes and identities technical aspects of learning research – using tools and resources approaches to learning and teaching practices and associated learning theories designing for e-learning and the management of educational resources professional roles and identities the evolution of e-assessment collaboration, motivation and educational evaluation. Contemporary Perspectives in E-Learning Research provides a synthesis of research, giving readers a grounding in contemporary e-learning scholarship whilst identifying the debates that make it such a lively and fast-moving area. A landmark text in an evolving field, this book will prove invaluable for all researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students who engage with e-learning.

International Handbook of Distance Education

Language Teaching Research, 9(3), 321–342. Jiang, J.Q. (2005). The gap between e-learning availability and e-learning industry development in Taiwan. In Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality (A.A. Carr-Chellman, ed.).


Author: Terry Evans

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780080447179

Category: Education

Page: 796

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Distance education is arguably one of the major developments in education during the 20th Century. This title explores the array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late-20th Century and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st Century.

Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning

A critical look at distance education in Turkey. In Carr-Chellman, A. A. (Ed.), Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality (pp. 116-126). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781452204390.n8 Hagel, P., & Shaw, ...


Author: Willems, J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466639799

Category: Education

Page: 347

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This book highlights the perspectives, challenges, and current practices within higher and distance education around the world.

Online Distance Education

The American Journal of Distance Education, 11, 8–25. Gursoy, H. (2005). A critical look at distance education in Turkey. In A. A. CarrChellman (Ed), Global perspectives on e-learning: Rhetoric and realities (pp. 35–51).


Author: Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781927356623

Category: Education

Page: 520

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Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing major research on the topic, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, Online Distance Education addresses aspects of distance education practice that have often been marginalized, including issues of cost and economics, concerns surrounding social justice, cultural bias, the need for faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities. At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research

Newman, F. (2000) The Futures Project: Policy for Higher Education in a Competitive World. ... Innovations in Education and Training International, 39 (4): 245–52. ... Global Perspectives on e-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality.


Author: Richard Andrews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446250099

Category: Education

Page: 560

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'I would like to enthusiastically recommend The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research. An international set of authors have produced a highly readable handbook that covers topics in E-learning research, theory, policy, language and literacy, and design issues. The work draws on multiple perspectives ranging from early work in asynchronous learning networks to community organization in e-learning. This is a large and much needed work that organizes and illuminates issues in E-learning in a way that readers will be able to take away practical advice for their own use. I am quite pleased to see this handbook that provides a very useful organization of knowledge for our field' - John Bourne, Ph.D Professor and Executive Director, The Sloan Consortium ( 'This book is an important contribution to the development of E-learning because its account of the research always begins with the context of learning from which the exploitation of technology can be viewed. The authors help us understand that technology affords new kinds of relationship between the learner and what is learned, and how it is learned. With this rich understanding, the book is able to build the wide-ranging research foundation on which the field can move forward' - Diana Laurillard, Institute of Education, University of London 'A comprehensive and compelling resource that provides a global perspective on a development that is transforming higher education' - David Pilsbury, Chief Executive, Worldwide Universities Network 'Unlike many how-to books on the topic...this work focuses on research for educators and others interested in how technology enhances or diminishes learning. Highly Recommended' - Choice Magazine This handbook provides a state-of-the-art, in-depth account of research in the rapidly expanding field of E-learning. The first of its kind, it provides reviews of over 20 areas in E-learning research by experts in the field, and provides a critical account of the best work to date. The contributors cover the basics of the discipline, as well as new theoretical perspectives. Areas of research covered by the Handbook include: - Contexts for researching e-learning - Theory and policy - Language and literacy - Design issues - History of the field The editors' introduction and many of the chapters show how multiple aspects of E-learning interact. The introduction also provides a new model for researching the field. This book is relevant for everyone in higher education, from undergraduate to faculty, as well as university administrators involved in providing E-learning. It will provide a research background for higher education, including universities, training colleges, and community colleges. It will also be relevant to those involved in any research and developmental aspect of E-learning - corporate trainers and those involved in online programs at secondary school or in virtual high schools. Whether you are a lecturer, researcher or programme designer, this is an essential read. Richard Andrews is Professor in English at the Institute of Education, University of London and Visiting Professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development. Caroline Haythornthwaite is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

e Learning Initiatives in China

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Author: Helen Spencer-Oatey

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622098673

Category: Education

Page: 308

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e-Learning Initiatives in China provides research and application insights into e-learning in China, in the light of two drives by the Chinese Ministry of Education: to implement curriculum reform and to promote quality and innovation in e-learning provision. Educationalists throughout the world have their eyes on China, both as a market to understand and to enter, and as a major source of international students. In addition, educationalists are increasingly aware of the need to incorporate digital technology into their course provision and delivery. This book provides valuable insights into both of these elements. It includes ‘state-of-the-art' reviews of e-learning in China, case study examples of e-learning design and development issues, and explores the collaboration challenges that British and Chinese teams experienced as they participated in a Sino-UK e-learning initiative, the eChina-UK Programme. The book is written in a clear and accessible style. Section 1, Background, introduces the book and provides an overview of e-learning in higher education in China. Section 2, Designing and Delivering Online Courses in China, starts with a critical review of online courseware designs that are currently widespread in China, and then presents a series of case study examples which deal with important design and delivery issues. Section 3, Managing the Interplay between Pedagogy and Technology, explores ways in which new learning technologies can be exploited for pedagogic purposes. Section 4, Managing Collaboration Processes, discusses the issues that the project teams needed to manage effectively as they collaborated both internationally and professionally. The final section, Section 5, Addressing Policy Issues, deals with key e-learning policy issues, both within China and internationally. The topic of e-learning, combined with the book's emphasis on the interrelationship of policy and practice, and its international teamwork perspective, will appeal to education specialists and e-learning experts not only in Asia but also in many Western countries.