Learning Theory and Online Technologies

By Linda Harasim

© 2012 – Routledge

198 pages

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About the Book

Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of elearning, a foundation of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing among the major approaches to elearning. It effectively 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, and Educational Technology Masters, PhD, and Certificate programs, readers will find Learning Theory and Online Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in elearning theory, the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice.

Table of Contents

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. Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) Theory

7. OCL Pedagogies in Practice

8. OCL Cases of Institutional Innovation

9. OCL Exemplars: Online Communities of Practice

10. In Retrospect and In Prospect

About the Author

Linda Harasim is a professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
EDUCATION / Distance Education & Learning