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E-Learning and Digital Media

2011 Volume 8, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Web Conferencing and ICTs to Enhance Undergraduate Science Teaching

    Manfredo J. Seufferheld & Norma I. Scagnoli

    The last decade has seen a great variety in the ways in which instructors have incorporated the World Wide Web into their traditional classroom courses; however, this combination has not always... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. The Contrivance of Mobile Learning: An Actor-Network Perspective on the Emergence of a Research Field

    Mathias Decuypere, Maarten Simons & Jan Masschelein

    The ongoing development of mobile devices like cell phones, iPods, PDAs, and so on is seen by an increasing number of educationalists as a chance to focus on a new kind of learning. This mobile... More

    pp. 8-18

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  3. A Discussion by Any Other Name: Disentangling Words and Practice in Online Conferencing

    Judith Guevarra Enriquez

    It is possible that the pedagogical benefits of a discussion board or any asynchronous communicative tool may not be realised as inscribed in terms like "collaborative learning environment" or ... More

    pp. 19-30

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  4. The Impact of E-Learning on Medical Education in Russia

    N Trukhacheva, S Tchernysheva & T Krjaklina

    New educational technologies prove to be capable of solving many problems in medical training. Students do not see e-learning as replacing traditional instructor-led training but as a complement to... More

    pp. 31-35

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  5. From Castalia to Wikipedia: Openness and Closure in Knowledge Communities

    Peter Roberts & Michael A. Peters

    This article explores different forms of openness and closure in two knowledge communities: the fictional world of Castalia in Hermann Hesse's great work "The Glass Bead Game", and the twenty-first... More

    pp. 36-46

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  6. The Contribution of Virtual Education to Social Inclusion with the Consolidation of a New Conviviality

    Beatriz Fainholc

    This article discusses some of the approaches implemented as socio-educational public policies--which have failed--aimed at strengthening social inclusion to encourage a substantive conviviality,... More

    pp. 47-57

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  7. The Roles of Extrinsic Factors in a Community of Inquiry Model of E-Learning

    Richard Lee & Margaret Faulkner

    Despite its proliferation in higher learning institutions, e-learning has been criticised as being nothing more than trivial online conversations, or a mere means of delivering class materials... More

    pp. 58-67

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  8. Interdependence: Reinterpreting the Nature of Leadership and Community in Online Learning with Reference to the Samba School

    John Roder & Chris Naughton

    With the advent of online learning, questions have arisen as to which format for leadership may be most appropriate given the technological and social evolution within online discussion. Emerging... More

    pp. 68-75

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  9. The Practice Profile of Inquiry: Connecting Digital Literacy and Pedagogy

    Leo Casey & Bertram C. Bruce

    This article elaborates on the Inquiry Cycle as an appropriate model of learning for the digitally enhanced classroom. Its goal is to provide a useful link between theory and pedagogic practice.... More

    pp. 76-85

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