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Sustainable e-learning: toward a coherent body of knowledge

Stepanyan, Karen; Littlejohn, Allison and Margaryan, Anoush (2013). Sustainable e-learning: toward a coherent body of knowledge. Educational Technology and Society, 16(2) pp. 91–102.

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Abstract

This paper explores the concept of sustainable e-learning. It outlines a scoping review of the sustainability of elearning practice in higher education. Prior to reporting the outcomes of the review, this paper outlines the rationale for conducting the study. The origins and the meaning of the term 'sustainability' are explored, and prevalent approaches to ensure sustainable e-learning are discussed. The paper maps the domains of the research area and concludes by suggesting directions for future research that would improve current understanding of key factors affecting the sustainability of e-learning practice to develop a more coherent body of knowledge.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2013 International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS), The Authors
ISSN: 1436-4522
Keywords: e-learning; sustainability; innovation; educational assessment; evaluation; research
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 42265
Depositing User: Allison Littlejohn
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 11:10
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 11:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42265
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