OER-UOU-elearning: Unit 1.2

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After you read this Unit, you shall be able to

  • e-Learning basics,
  • Trends in E-learning,
  • The Emergence of Blended Learning,
  • Learning Theory in the Online Classroom: recent research findings,
  • Online Instructor Roles,
  • Training, Incentives, and Supports,
  • Explosion of Online Programs, Universities, Courses,
  • New learner roles, Expectations, Issues, Dilemmas, and Resolutions,
  • Learners of 21st century,
  • Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning
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 Unit 1.2 - Introduction to E-Learning

“E-learning can be defined as the use of digital technologies and media to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation” (Armitage & O’Leary, 2003).

“E-learning refers to the systematic use of networked information and communication technology in teaching and learning” (Naidu, 2003).

The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) defines e-learning as teaching and learning “delivered, enabled or mediated by electronic technology for the explicit purpose of learning” (Rossen & Hartley, 2001). They include online learning, Web-based learning, and computer-based learning within e-learning.

In the Corporate E-Learning report, e-learning has been defined as “a wide set of applications and processes including computer-based learning, Web-based learning, virtual classroom, and digital collaboration” (WR Hambrecht & Co., 2000, p. 8). Here e-learning has been equated with “technology-based training.”

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OER - Post Graduate Diploma in eLearning
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