The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research

Richard Andrews (Editor), Caroline Haythornthwaite (Editor)

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This handbook provides a state-of-the-art, in-depth account of research in the rapidly expanding field of E-learning. The first of its kind, it provides reviews of over 20 areas in E-learning research by experts in the field, and provides a critical account of the best work to date. The contributors cover the basics of the discipline, as well as new theoretical perspectives. Areas of research covered by the Handbook include:

- Contexts for researching e-learning

- Theory and policy

- Language and literacy

- Design issues

- History of the field

The editors' introduction and many of the chapters show how multiple aspects of E-learning interact. The introduction also provides a new model for researching the field.

This book is relevant for everyone in higher education, from undergraduate to faculty, as well as university administrators involved in providing E-learning. It will provide a research background for higher education, including universities, training colleges, and community colleges. It will also be relevant to those involved in any research and developmental aspect of E-learning - corporate trainers and those involved in online programs at secondary school or in virtual high schools.

Whether you are a lecturer, researcher or programme designer, this is an essential read.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSage Publications
Number of pages560
ISBN (Print)978-1412919388
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2007

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