E-learning in the 21st Century
A Framework for Research and PracticeBook - 2011
& Francis Publishing
The second edition of E-Learning in the 21st Century provides a coherent, comprehensive, and empirically-based framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. Garrison draws on his decades of experience and extensive research in the field to explore the technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications of e-learning. Most importantly, he provides practical models that educators can use to realize the full potential of e-learning. This book is unique in that it focuses less on the long list of ever-evolving technologies and more on the search for an understanding of these technologies from an educational perspective.
The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and includes discussions of social media and mobile learning applications as well as other emerging technologies in today’s classrooms. This book is an invaluable resource for courses on e-learning in higher education as well as for researchers, practitioners and senior administrators looking for guidance on how to successfully adopt e-learning in their institutions.
Garrison (education, U. of Calgary, Canada) examines the technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications of e-learning in higher education for researchers, educators, and administrators. Rather than focusing on specific technologies, he emphasizes understanding e-learning from an educational perspective, outlining a theoretical framework made up of three elements: the social aspect and creating a climate for higher-order skills in e-learning, the cognitive aspect of critical thinking, and the role of teaching presence. He also addresses technology and its development, the impact of the Internet, the role and nature of interaction, implementation, assessment and evaluation, and institutional issues like change, leadership, policy, and infrastructure. This edition has been revised and updated to incorporate a new chapter on blended learning, rewritten chapters on social presence and future directions, and discussions of social media and mobile learning applications and other emerging technologies for the classroom. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)