1st Edition

Learning Technology in Transition from Individual Enthusiasm to Institutional Implementation

By Jane K. Seale Copyright 2003
    176 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    176 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    In April 2003, The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) celebrated its tenth anniversary and this book has been produced in order to commemorate this landmark achievement. It represents a collaboration between key members of ALT and members of ALTs' sister organisations: SURF in Holland and ASCILITE in Australia.
    The aims of the book are to use the topic of "institutional implementation" to present a review of the impact of learning technology on tertiary education over the past few years; and to highlight and discuss key changes and developments that are shaping present and future activities and consider the implications for individual enthusiasts who work in the field of learning technology. The book outlines the context in which individual enthusiasts have operated and institutional implementation has occurred over the last ten years.
    Four key themes are highlighted throughout the book:
    * the individual enthusiast and their role in institutional implementation;
    * the institutional enthusiast and their role in local and global e-learning initiatives;
    * finding the evidence to justify enthusiasm and underpin implementation;
    * reinventing the individual enthusiast.

    Gabriel Jacobs
    Jane Seale
    Chapter 1 Enthusiastic Implementation: Setting the Scene for Evolution and Revolution
    Gayle Calverley
    Chapter 2 Reconsidering Content: Technology, Learning and Learning Technology
    Tom Boyle & John Cook
    Chapter 3 Learning Objects, Pedagogy and Reuse
    Jacqueline Dempster & Frances Deepwell
    Chapter 4 Experiences of National Projects in Embedding Learning Technology into Institutional Practices in Higher Education
    Joe Wilson
    Chapter 5 Embedding Learning Technologies into Institutional Practices: A Further Education Perspective
    Allison Littlejohn & Susi Peacock
    Chapter 6 From Pioneers to Partners: The Changing Voices of Staff Developers
    Wim de Boer, Petra Boezerooy & Petra Fisser
    Chapter 7 Institutional Implementation of ICT in Higher Education: A Dutch Perspective
    Ron Oliver, John O'Donoghue & Barry Harper
    Chapter 8 Institutional Implementation of ICT in Higher Education: An Australian Perspective
    Gabriel Jacobs
    Chapter 9 Facing the World Challenge: Risk, Resistance and Collaboration
    GrĂ inne Conole
    Chapter 10 Understanding Enthusiasm and Implementation: E-Learning Research Questions and Methodological Issues
    Martin Oliver
    Chapter 11 Looking backwards, looking forwards: an overview, some conclusions and an agenda


    Jane K. Seale