On-line learning

Clayton, John (2006) On-line learning. In: Encyclopaedia of human computer interaction. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 435-440. ISBN 1591405629

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The sophistication and ease of use of web browsers, the creation of Internet search engines, the development of complex learning management systems (LMS), the increasing amounts of information stored in a digital format and the advancing computer skills of students mean educational institutions, at all levels, are using the Internet and Intranets to provide learners with the ability to connect to information (instructional and other resources) and to deliver learning experiences. The issue for educationalists is the identification of effective strategies and techniques to use in the e-environments created. Given the myriad of educational activities and events that can be created this is a complex task. This article identifies and describes five common features and activities within digital learning environments affecting all students regardless of digital tools used or how information is structured. Based upon the principles of learning environment research it is argued if common relationships and interactions can be identified and described they can be explored and investigated. It is also argued this investigation and exploration could lead to the creation of ‘best practice’ guidelines for institutions and individuals, thereby raising the standard of educational activities for all participants.

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords that describe the item:Learning Environment, Learning Management System, Perceptual Measure
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
ID Code:52
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Deposited On:11 Nov 2008 01:42
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