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E-Learning: The Hype and the Reality

Conole, Grainne (2004). E-Learning: The Hype and the Reality. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 11

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This paper considers the increasing impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the associated rise in e-learning as a recognised and respected research area. The paper provides a summary of some of the current research areas under investigation and provides a list of characteristics of the area. The paper goes on to consider the professional identities of researchers in the area and the tensions which have resulted in terms of aligning with this new emergent group of professionals within existing institutional structures.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1365-893X
Keywords: E-learning; research questions
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6962
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 00:16
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