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    • The Limitations of Educational Technology Having commented at some length on the advantages of using technology in the support of learning we now consider some of the limitations. Technology is an extremely valuable addition to the educator’s toolbox. However, it does not replace traditional media ...

    • Learning Theories and Learning Styles Understanding how people learn is the key to producing effective instruction, both traditionally and in the form of e-learning. Although many theories of learning have been proposed, with some leading candidates described below, it seems clear that different individuals learn in different ways. One of the strengths of e-learning is its ability to provide a ...

    • 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 centuries. In particular ...

    • 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 exactly does this rapidly growing profession do? According to the Association for ...

    • 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 technology is inappropriate or detrimental. Issues ...

    • bFree Blackboard content extractor Here's a useful tool for Blackboard users. bFree allows users to make an offline copy of Blackboard content, including discussion boards. Ideal for learners with limited Web access or keeping an archive of study materials after your course has finished. bFree is available for free download by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under ...

    • 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 quantity and quality of learning it ...

    • Open Educational Resources (OER) – What’s out there? An Introduction to OER and Directory of Major OER Repositories From information famine to information overload Over the past decade or two the Internet has transformed our access to knowledge. From being locked in the pages of physical books or the brains of leading experts most of us can access the humongous ocean of information from the ...

    • Designing e-Learning – Key Choices The Internet is a global many-to-many communications network impacting billions of people in countless ways. A major aspect of this impact is the availability and delivery of knowledge and education, where the term 'education' implies a guided journey through some set of knowledge. Not only does the 'net provide numerous opportunities to learn, but also ...

    • 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 training (CBT) applications were developed in ...