For three decades and longer we have heard educators and technologists making a case for the transformative power of technology in learning. However, despite the rhetoric, in many ways and at most institutional sites, education is still relatively untouched by technology. Even when technologies are introduced, the changes sometimes seem insignificant and the results seem disappointing. If the print textbook is replaced by an e-book, do the social relations of knowledge and learning necessarily change at all or for the better? If the pen-and-paper test is mechanized, does this change the nature of our assessment systems? Technology, in other words, need not necessarily bring significant change. Technology might not even represent a step forward in education.
e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital AgeUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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TOP REVIEWS FROM E-LEARNING ECOLOGIES: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR THE DIGITAL AGE
Contents in the course was OK to a level. I was expecting still more details.\n\nSome reviewer simply comment on our peers.\n\nI was little upset with that. But otherwise OK.
Great content regarding online learning environments. More oversight of participants needed, especially regarding posted assignments (plagiarism) and peer reviews (arbitrary grading).
An intense course, that requires lot of research and reading. The course covers a variety of interesting topics and gives the opportunity to read contributions of peers .
The course provides a thought provoking review of the learning best practice and highlights some potential areas where technology will better enable us to implement this best practice.
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