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An e-Learning Production Model

The author was recently engaged by a leading English academic institution to undertake the Web design and development on a major e-learning project. This paper describes the transferable production model created to facilitate project completion. The Brief The aim of

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Education 2.0 – How Technology is Changing the Way We Learn

The early 21st century is proving to an era of unprecedentedly fast and relentlessly accelerating change. Initially this change is technological, but ultimately it will also be societal. This article discusses the relationship between this era of change and the

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What is a Learning Technologist?

Recent years have seen a new title appearing among the job vacancy ads, that of learning/educational technologist. The terms “learning” and “educational” technologist are equivalent, with “educational” favored in North America while “learning” is preferred in Great Britain. But what

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e-learning: The Threat and the Promise

e-learning refers to any learning process that partly or wholly uses computer technology for delivery and or support. The concept of e-learning is not new. Psychology professor Sidney Pressey developed a mechanical teaching machine in the early 1920s. Numerous computer-based

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Learning in the Information Age

There is widespread belief that society is moving from the industrial age to the information age. This paper discusses what is meant by the term information age and how society will differ from the industrial era of the previous two

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Learning Technology: The Myths and Facts

This paper considers some of the major issues in the field of learning technology. It seeks to identify areas in which technology has greatest potential to contribute to the learning process, and also those areas in which the application of

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Accessibility in Educational Technology

Educational Technology has the potential to offer learning opportunities to a wider audience than ever before, and as such has the power to promote a fairer and more equal society. The issue of accessibility is concerned with ensuring that the

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Reusable Learning Objects

The idea behind Learning Objects originates from Object Oriented Programming in computing. In Object Oriented Programming objects are created to represent real world entities such as products and customers. These objects encapsulate information about the object and the operations that

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Distance, Open and Blended Learning

By Distance Learning I mean learning in which learners and instructors are not physically present in the same time at the same place. By Open Learning I mean learning which is not part of a formal course of instruction. Learners

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Learning Management Software

Learning Platforms – What is a Virtual Learning Environment? The (synonymous) terms “Virtual Learning Environment” (VLE), Learning Platform, Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Content Management System (LCMS) are frequently used in education and training, but what do they mean?

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