Which e-Learning Technology is Right for me?

Jo Coldwell, Jenine Beekhuyzen, Annemieke Craig

Abstract


The range of technologies available to support teaching and learning in higher education continues to grow exponentially. There is a growing expectation for educators to be well informed and familiar with the many suitable technologies and systems that are available to be used for delivering courses online, and to complement classroom (face-to-face) education. Detailed evidence of the perceptions and applications of the use of e-technologies is needed to inform not only teaching practice, but also policy development. These e-technologies need to be matched to pedagogical styles in order for online teaching and learning to be successful. Based on 33 semi-structured interviews, this paper presents a study of staff experiences of e-technologies, using Chickering and Gamson's 'Seven Principles of Good Practice' to provide educators with information about the most appropriate e-technology to support their pedagogical aims.

Keywords


e-technologies, e-learning, pedagogical styles, teaching, good practice, higher education

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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