Unit 1 Discussion: The Meaning of E-Learning

After you have read about the e-learning continuum and the other frameworks and perspectives of e-learning, share your thoughts and reactions. Here are some questions to get you thinking but don’t feel compelled to answer them all:

  1. Have they changed your view of what e-learning is?
  2. Do you think these perspectives and frameworks adequately describe the concept?
  3. What, if anything, has been left out by these frameworks?
  4. What do you think about our point about e-learning being more than simply using technology to enhance existing teaching approaches?
  5. Sinclair et al. propose what is probably the most radical conception of e-learning. What is your reaction to this? How realistic do you think it is?
  6. What do you think of the three distinctive differences between e-learning and distance education identified by Guri-Rosenblit?
  7. What kind of e-learning is most relevant to you?

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