E-Learning as a Catalyst for Educational Innovation

E-Learning as a Catalyst for Educational Innovation

Petek Askar (Hacettepe University, Turkey) and Ugur Halici (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-792-6.ch011


As a form of distance learning, e-learning has become a major instructional force in the world. In this chapter, initiatives regarding e-learning and its impacts on instructional design, on school management and on the community are described and discussed in order to show different aspects of e-learning environments and their impact on related individuals or institutions. Future trends in e-learning are presented in connection with expected technological improvements and key points needing special care in the development of future e-learning environments are mentioned in the light of diffusion theory.

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