Learning Theory and Online Technologies

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Taylor & Francis, May 16, 2017 - Education - 212 pages

Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of online learning, the foundations of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing between the major approaches to online learning. It addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online environment for learning), evaluation (how to know that students are learning), and history (how past research can guide successful online teaching and learning outcomes).

An ideal textbook for undergraduate Education and Communication programs as well as Educational Technology Masters, Ph.D., and Certificate programs, Learning Theory and Online Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in online education learning theory and the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice. This revised second edition updates data on digital media adoption globally, adds a new chapter on connectivism as a learning theory, and updates the chapter on online collaborative learning, renaming the theory as collaborativism and considering the challenges that arise with the growth of artificial intelligence.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Learning Theory and Technology
1
Chapter 2 Historical Overview of Learning and Technology
16
Chapter 3 Behaviorist Learning Theory
32
Chapter 4 Cognitivist Learning Theory
48
Chapter 5 Constructivist Learning Theory
61
Chapter 6 Connectivism as an Online Learning Theory
80
Chapter 7 Collaborativist aka Online Collaborative Learning Theory
105
Chapter 8 Collaborativist aka Online Collaborative Learning or OCL Pedagogies in Practice
142
Online Communities of Practice
156
In Retrospect and In Prospect
184
References
191
Index
198
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Linda Harasim is Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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