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E-learning research

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E-learning research

  1. 1. e-learning research From organization and hardcore technology to mobility and feelings Eva R Fåhræus Fåhræus & Rydberg Ulf Olsson Stockholm University
  2. 2. The Research field of e-learning Touches many fields • Pedagogy • Computer Science • Sociology • Ethnography • Psychology • ….
  3. 3. The Research field of e-learning (ctd.) Conferences Journals • NU2010 • Per Distans • Internetforskning.se • LearningNet • CSCL • Digital kompetanse • ICDE • E-learning • mLearn • EJISDC • ICODL • EMI • …. • Computers & Education • ReCALL • ….
  4. 4. E-learning research before 2003 • Typically: a teacher (re)makes a course for distance and studies how it works (descriptive, explorative) • Implies new research questions, structures, definitions • Creates models for classification and pedagogic design
  5. 5. E-learning research before 2003 (ctd.) • Perspective on learning: behaviorist, constructivist, later: socio-cultural • Focus: distance, economy, quality; later also technology and pedagogy • Study object: organization, course, teacher, student
  6. 6. Categories for recent research • Technology, • Organization use of • Individual technology • Method, pedagogy
  7. 7. E-learning research examples 2003-2007 • Technology, use of technology – Direct communication (S Hrastinski, 2007) • Method, pedagogy – PBL (U Björck, 2004) – Collaborative learning (E R Fåhraeus, 2003) – Communities of learning (L Svensson, 2004; O Lindberg, 2005)
  8. 8. E-learning research examles 2003-2007 (ctd.) • Organization – University level (G Grepperud, 2005) – School level (J Almqvist, 2005) – Business & administration (M Baumgarten, 2006; J Lundin, 2005)
  9. 9. E-learning research examples 2003-2007 (ctd.) • Individual – Success factors (U Olsson, 2007) – Identity on the Net (F Moinian, 2007) – Importance of context (R-M Olsson, 2005) – Female students (G Wännman Toresson, 2002) – Cheating, plagiarism (L-E Nilsson, 2008) – Use of information (M Stigmar, 2002)
  10. 10. Recent research examples 2008-2009 • Technology, use of technology – Modularization of the learning architecture (F Paulsson, 2008) • Method, pedagogy – Flexible education in practice (A Mattsson, 2009) – Multiple dimensions of context (A Kurti, 2009) – Communication and meaning-making in web-based teacher training (L Reneland-Forsman, 2009)
  11. 11. Recent research examples 2008-2009 (ctd.) • Organization – New professionals and new technologies in new higher education? (A Hudson, 2009) • Individual – ICT in teacher education: thinking and learning in computer-supported social practice (E Mukama, 2009) – Conditions of connectivity (S Angen Rye, 2009) – Adult learners on the Net (B Östlund, 2008)
  12. 12. Trends within e-learning research • The border between distance and campus education is dissolving • Developing views on knowledge; learning as social process encourages use of ”the social web” • Young learners as ”digital natives” meet teachers without digital competence • Mass education creates new needs • Pedagogic needs encourage technological development and vice versa

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