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ERIC Number: EJ802485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Has e-Learning Delivered on Its Promises? Expert Opinion on the Impact of e-Learning in Higher Education
Kanuka, Heather; Kelland, Jennifer
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v38 n1 p45-65 Mar 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of agreement among experts on the impact of e-learning technology in Canadian higher education learning experiences. Fourteen participants who are experts in e-learning in higher education agreed there are contentions about e-learning technologies in the following areas: (1) a platform for ideal speech; (2) greater opportunities for interactions; (3) the extent to which communities of learners can be created; (4) provision of a new kind of learning environment; (5) a platform for discussions; (6) demand for e-learning by students; (7) the degree to which the environment is equal and equitable; and (8) the quality of the learning experience. The findings of this study indicate that the value of e-learning requires further research before higher education leaders and teacher-practitioners are willing to incorporate them in teaching practices and policy documents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada