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ERIC Number: EJ873464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1741-8887
From Distance Education to E-Learning: A Multiple Case Study on Instructional Design Problems
Power, Michael
E-Learning, v4 n1 p64-78 2007
Distance education, increasingly dubbed online learning and even e-learning, represents an important societal movement, as witnessed by the sudden emergence of a worldwide knowledge industry in which universities play a central role. Many universities, in implementing e-learning, have undertaken a process whereby faculty are being encouraged to move on-campus created knowledge to online-disseminated knowledge. In attempting to do so, a distance education university-inspired model is often implemented which is foreign to traditional university practice. In doing so, numerous design-related problems are encountered by learning technologists, educational developers (United Kingdom), or instructional designers (USA), who assist faculty in this "migratory" process. This study presents findings from a multi-case study dealing with such instructional design-related problems and charts the emergence of a relevant instructional design model for universities developing e-learning. (Contains 14 tables, 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada