© 2017 – Routledge
218 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
e-Learning Ecologies explores transformations in the patterns of pedagogy that accompany e-learning—the use of computing devices that mediate or supplement the relationships between learners and teachers—to present and assess learnable content, to provide spaces where students do their work, and to mediate peer-to-peer interactions. Written by the members of the "new learning" research group, this textbook suggests that e-learning ecologies may play a key part in shifting the systems of modern education, even as technology itself is pedagogically neutral. The chapters in this book aim to create an analytical framework with which to differentiate those aspects of educational technology that reproduce old pedagogical relations from those that are genuinely innovative and generative of new kinds of learning. Featuring case studies from elementary schools, colleges, and universities on the practicalities of new learning environments, e-Learning Ecologies elucidates the role of new technologies of knowledge representation and communication in bringing about change to educational institutions.
Chapter 1: Conceptualizing e-Learning
Chapter 2: Ubiquitous Learning — Spatio-Temporal Dimensions of e-Learning
Chapter 3: Active Knowledge Making — Epistemic Dimensions of e-Learning
Chapter 4: Multimodal Meaning — Discursive Dimensions of e-Learning
Chapter 5: Recursive Feedback — Evaluative Dimensions of e-Learning
Chapter 6: Collaborative Intelligence — Social Dimensions of e-Learning
Chapter 7: Metacognition — Cognitive Dimensions of e-Learning
Chapter 8: Differentiated Learning — Diversity Dimensions of e-Learning