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ERIC Number: EJ846436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Analysis of the Terminology Used in the Field of Virtual Learning
Anohina, Alla
Educational Technology & Society, v8 n3 p91-102 2005
The broad terminology describing possible learning ways and approaches that use various technologies in the learning process has appeared together with rapid growth of information and communication technologies. This terminology should be ordered and precisely defined. This article presents eight groups of the most widespread terms (such as computer-based learning, distance learning, e-learning, Internet-based learning, online learning, resource-based learning, technology-based learning, Web-based learning) and defines subset relationships among the groups. In addition the meaning of some terms coming from pedagogy (education, instruction, learning, teaching, training, and tutoring) and used as obligatory constituent part of other terms is clarified. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A