E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466661550
  • ISBN-13: 9781466661554
  • DDC: 371.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 349 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Information and communication technologies play a crucial role in a number of modern industries. Among these, education has perhaps seen the greatest increases in efficiency and availability through Internet-based technologies. E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis provides readers with a critical examination of the theories, models, and best practices in online education from a social perspective, evaluating blended, distance, and mobile learning systems with a focus on the interactions of their practitioners. Within the pages of this volume, teachers, students, administrators, policy makers, and IT professionals will all find valuable advice and enriching personal experiences in the field of online education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.

Titles in This Series.

Editorial Advisory Board.

List of Reviewers.

Table of Contents.

Detailed Table of Contents.




E-Learning Challenges in Higher Education: Digital Natives vs. Digital Savages.

1: Individual and Socio-Cultural Framing of E-Learning.

2: E-Learning for Widening Participation in Higher Education.

3: The Opportunities of Educational Internet Resources in the Development of Students' Research Skills (on the Example of Webquest and Educational Blog).

4: Usage and Diffusion of Biotechnology Virtual Labs for Enhancing University Education in India's Urban and Rural Areas.

5: The Need of a Multidimensional Analysis for the Success of E-Learning Programs.

6: E-Learning Training Courses on Multicultural Education: An Example from Greece.

7: Network-Based Continuous Education Opportunities: Case of X Medical University in Lithuania.

IT Professionals: Lonely Hunters or Scout Leaders?.

8: Multimedia Technologies in Education.

9: Ontology Learning in Practice: Using Semantics for Knowledge Grounding.

10: Critical Issues in E-Learning Project Management in the Context of Web Technologies Development.

11: he Premises for Learning Successful Virtual Collaboration in Self-Organizing Teams.

Managers in Higher Education: Engines for Changes, Followers, or By Standers?.

12: To MOOC or not to MOOC? A Case Study of Norway.

13: Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: Tribes and Territories.

14: The Socio-Cultural Dimensions of E-Learning in Turkish Higher Education Institutions.

15: Is E-Learning a Pro-Active Response to, or Reaction to, Changes in Educational Policy and Patterns of Educational Demand?.

Other Agents in the Landscape of Higher Education: Supporters, Passengers, and Drivers.

16: Developing Social Capital in a Cross-Cultural E-Learning Environment.

17: Successful Cases in Technology-Enabled Active Teaching and Metacognitive Learning Strategies in Blended Learning for Globalization.

18: The Effects of E-Journal System on Organizational and Study Processes.

19: eLearning as a Political Arena.

Compilation of References.

About the Contributors.