ERIC Number: EJ871326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
E-Learning: Is Technology the Lighthouse?
Policy Futures in Education, v7 n6 p601-606 2009
E-learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in educational institutions throughout the world. There is a growing awareness of the need to assess the impact of this new type of learning on the educational system and on the students who participate in these programs. In May 2008, following 4 years of research, iClass held a conference to discuss their conclusions and work on future directions. In the opening panel, several leading scholars analyzed the negative impact computers and the Internet may have on learners. In his role as a commentator on this panel, the author raised a wider challenge--that of the relationship between technology and society. In the article below, he describes his ideas.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Science and Society, Influence of Technology, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Values, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Technology Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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