Investigating online learning environments efficiently and economicaly

Clayton, John (2011) Investigating online learning environments efficiently and economicaly. In: Proceedings of International Distance Education Conference (iDEC) 2011 [CD]. Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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The use of electronic learning and teaching technologies in formal educational settings, in a variety of formats, is, and has been, a common teaching practice. The advent of the microcomputer in the 1980s, the development of the Internet and the explosion of the World Wide Web has influenced all aspects of modern society including learning. Increasingly the perceived benefits of using these networked technologies in learning activities are being exploited within all curricula areas. As web-based and online software applications such as digital-document storage, search engines, communication tools, social-media and multi-media data-bases mature, so does educator’s use of this medium for teaching and learning. A key question to be addressed is what are the educational impacts of this increased use of online learning on the educational experiences of learners? The purpose of this paper is to report on the development of a learning environment instrument designed to investigate the online learning experiences of learners in an efficient and economical way.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 12-14 September, 2011, in Penang, Malaysia
Keywords that describe the item:e-learning, learning environment instruments, online learning
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
ID Code:1273
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Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 01:06
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 23:45

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