E'Learing: Trends and Future Development

E'Learing: Trends and Future Development

Bernhard Ertl (Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany), Katrin Winkler (Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany) and Heinz Mandle (Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-355-5.ch006
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During the last several years, high expectations have surrounded e-learning initiatives in companies, universities, and schools. Presently, however, this optimism has often given way to disillusionment. In this paper, we will postulate three central theses to help counteract both this process of disillusionment and the problems that were encountered during the initial euphoric phase of e-learning. The theses provide a framework for realizing the potential of e-learning in a beneficial and meaningful way. Firstly, this new technology should be applied to learning only when its use reflects a new culture of learning. Secondly, e-learning has to be integrated into the existing training culture of an organization. Thirdly, the imple-mentation of e-learning should focus on the learner rather than on technology. To substantiate these theses, we will provide examples that illustrate sustainable implementations of e-learning.

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Chapter 1
Fethi Ahmet Inan, Deborah Lowther
This chapter presents a comprehensive analytical review of computer-supported learning (CSL) design models and guidelines according to the level of... Sample PDF
A Comparative Analysis of Computer-Suported Learning Models and Guidelines
Chapter 2
John W. Coffey
After a review of literature pertaining to representative constituent parts of contemporary learning management systems (LMS) and features of other... Sample PDF
Integrating Visual Representaiton of Knowledge with Learnig Management Syatems: Design Priciples for Advanced Computer-Based Learning Support
Chapter 3
Vinícius Medina Kern, Roberto Carlos dos Santos Pacheco, Luciana Martins Saraiva, Joyce Munarski Pernigotti
Several experiences with peer review in computer science education have been reported in the literature. What is needed to turn it into a continued... Sample PDF
Peer Review In Computer Sciences: Toward a Regular, Large Scale Educational Approach
Chapter 4
William R. Watson, Sunnie Lee, Charles M. Reigeluth
This chapter discusses learning management systems (LMS) as a technology necessary for supporting the educational needs of the information age. It... Sample PDF
Learning Managemnt Systems: An Overview and Roadmap of the Systematic Application of Computers in Education
Chapter 5
Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Mehmet Emin Mutlu, Marina S. McIsaac
This chapter describes how a traditional distance education provider, Anadolu University of Turkey, integrated computer-supported learning into its... Sample PDF
Integrating Computer-Supported Learning into Traditional Distance Courses
Chapter 6
Bernhard Ertl, Katrin Winkler, Heinz Mandle
During the last several years, high expectations have surrounded e-learning initiatives in companies, universities, and schools. Presently, however... Sample PDF
E'Learing: Trends and Future Development
Chapter 7
Juan Manuel Adan-Coello, Carlos Miguel Tobar, João Luís Garcia Rosa, Ricardo Luís de Freitas
The objective of this chapter is to discuss relevant applications of Semantic Web technologies in the field of education, emphasizing experiences... Sample PDF
Towards the Educational Semantic Web
Chapter 8
Wilson Castello Branco Neto
This chapter reveals how the Web has improved e-learning as well as some of the problems that came along with it. It argues that the main problem is... Sample PDF
Using Semantis Web Technologies within E-Learning Applications
Chapter 9
Rogério Patrício Chagas do Nascimento
In this chapter the SCORM standards as a mean of creating skills to support the conception and development of e-learning devices (contents and... Sample PDF
Using Open Archives and Learning Objectives for Reusing CSL Contents: The SCORM- Sharable Content Object Reference Model
Chapter 10
Doris Lee, Steve Boreland
In this chapter, the use of computer-supported learning (CSL) in a corporate setting is defined as the delivery of learning modules or lessons... Sample PDF
Implementing Computer-Supported Learning in Corporations
Chapter 11
Curtis J. Bonk, Seung-hee Lee, Xiaojing Lin, Bude Su
Collaboration in online learning environments is intended to foster harmonious interactions and mutual engagement among group members. To make group... Sample PDF
Awareness Design in Online Collaborative Learning: A Pedagogical Perspective
Chapter 12
Carlos J.P. Lucena, Hugo Fuks, Alberto Raposo, Marco A. Gerosa, Mariano Pimental
This chapter introduces an approach based on the 3C (communication, coordination, and cooperation) collaboration model to the development and... Sample PDF
Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation in Computer-Supported Learning: the AulaNet Experience
Chapter 13
Myint Swe Khine
Computer-supported collaborative learning has become one of the important areas in the education and training field, and online discussion is the... Sample PDF
Video Annotation in Online Collaborative Discussion: A Constructivist Tool for Computer-Supported Learning
Chapter 14
Vasco Furtado, Eurico Vasconcelos
In this work we will describe EGA (educational geosimulation architecture), an architecture for the development of pedagogical tools for training in... Sample PDF
Educational Geostimulation
Chapter 15
Lin Qiu
Computer-based learn-by-doing environments have been used to provide students supportive and authentic settings for challenge-based learning. This... Sample PDF
Balancing Tradeoffs in Designing, Deploying, and Authoring Interactive Web-Based Learn-By-Doing Environments
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