2nd Edition

Learning Theory and Online Technologies

By Linda Harasim Copyright 2017
    212 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    212 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of online learning, the foundations of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing between the major approaches to online learning. It addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online environment for learning), evaluation (how to know that students are learning), and history (how past research can guide successful online teaching and learning outcomes).

    An ideal textbook for undergraduate Education and Communication programs as well as Educational Technology Masters, Ph.D., and Certificate programs, Learning Theory and Online Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in online education learning theory and the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice. This revised second edition updates data on digital media adoption globally, adds a new chapter on connectivism as a learning theory, and updates the chapter on online collaborative learning, renaming the theory as collaborativism and considering the challenges that arise with the growth of artificial intelligence.

    1. Introduction to Learning Theory and Technology
    2. Historical Overview of Learning and Technology
    3. Behaviorist Learning Theory
    4. Cognitivist Learning Theory
    5. Constructivist Learning Theory
    6. Connectivism as an Online Learning Theory
    7. Collaborativist (aka Online Collaborative Learning) Theory
    8. Collaborativist (aka Online Collaborative Learning or OCL) Pedagogies in Practice
    9. Collaborativist Scenarios: Online Communities of Practice
    10. Conclusions: In Retrospect and In Prospect


    Linda Harasim is Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada.