Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies

Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies

Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 420
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-756-0
ISBN13: 9781599047560|ISBN10: 159904756X|EISBN13: 9781599047584
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Description:

Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning.

Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Authoring tools
  • Communication Theory
  • Communities of Practice
  • Copyrights
  • Didactical models
  • E-Learning
  • E-learning enterprises
  • E-learning methodology
  • E-learning model
  • E-learning networks
  • E-learning quality assurance
  • Human interaction and communication
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Information Security
  • Information systems engineering
  • Learning Process
  • Lifelong Learning
  • LMCS
  • LMS
  • Modality in e-learning
  • Net and system stability
  • Pedagogy
  • Policies on e-learning
  • Portfolio development
  • Software design
  • Tutoring, counseling, and mentoring
  • Usability of e-learning
Reviews and Testimonials

The idea behind this book is that a quality e-Learning process is much more than technology. Technical issues will have an important place in this book, of course, but the whole question must be considered within other issues.

– Francisco Jose Garcia Penalvo, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

The 19 papers...are multidisciplinary in nature and aimed at any scholar, technician, academic, or manager that could play a role in the field of e-learning.

– Book News Inc. (2008)

This collection explores technical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considers and analyzes its different application contexts, and provides researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.

– APADE (2008)
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Francisco José García-Peñalvo graduated from the University of Valladolid with a degree in Computer Science. He later obtained a PhD a the University of Salamanca, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Salamanca. He has published an excess of one hundred papers in international publications and conferences, and has participated in more than twenty research projects. He currently teaches in the Programa de Doctorado del Departamento de Informática (Computer Science Doctorate Program, which has been awarded the Quality Mention of ANECA since Academic Course 2003-2004), as well as in the Máster Oficial en Sistemas Inteligentes (Intelligent Systems Master), in the Máster Oficial en TIC Aplicadas a la Educación (ICT applied to Education Master), and in the Programa de Doctorado Procesos de Formación en Espacios Virtuales (Educational Virtual Spaces Doctorate Program) at the University of Salamanca. Dr. García-Peñalvo is currently Director of the Experto/Máster en eLearning: Tecnologías y Métodos de Formación en Red (eLearning Master).
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