Learning Technology in Transition: from Individual Enthusiasm to Institutional Implementation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Learning Technology in Transition

from Individual Enthusiasm to Institutional Implementation, 1st Edition

By Jane K. Seale

Taylor & Francis

176 pages

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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.

Table of Contents



Gabriel Jacobs

Chapter 1 Enthusiastic Implementation: Setting the Scene for Evolution

and Revolution

Jane Seale

Chapter 2 Reconsidering Content: Technology, Learning and Learning


Gayle Calverley

Chapter 3 Learning Objects, Pedagogy and Reuse

Tom Boyle & John Cook

Chapter 4 Experiences of National Projects in Embedding Learning

Technology into Institutional Practices in

Higher Education

Jacqueline Dempster & Frances Deepwell

Chapter 5 Embedding Learning Technologies into Institutional Practices:

A Further Education Perspective

Joe Wilson

Chapter 6 From Pioneers to Partners: The Changing Voices of

Staff Developers

Allison Littlejohn & Susi Peacock

Chapter 7 Institutional Implementation of ICT in Higher Education:

A Dutch Perspective

Wim de Boer, Petra Boezerooy & Petra Fisser

Chapter 8 Institutional Implementation of ICT in Higher Education:

An Australian Perspective

Ron Oliver, John O’Donoghue & Barry Harper

Chapter 9 Facing the World Challenge: Risk, Resistance

and Collaboration

Gabriel Jacobs

Chapter 10 Understanding Enthusiasm and Implementation:

E-Learning Research Questions and Methodological Issues

Gràinne Conole

Chapter 11 Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: an Overview,

Some Conclusions and an Agenda

Martin Oliver



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