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E-Learning: The Hype and the Reality

By Gráinne Conole


Special Issue on Designing for the Disciplines. \ud The Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME)is an open access journal. All articles are freely available from the publisher's website.This paper considers the increasing impact of Information and Communication\ud Technologies (ICT) and the associated rise in e-learning as a recognised and\ud respected re s e a rch area. The paper provides a summary of some of the curre n t\ud re s e a rch areas under investigation and provides a list of characteristics of the are a .\ud The paper goes on to consider the professional identities of re s e a rchers in the are a\ud and the tensions which have resulted in terms of aligning with this new emergent\ud g roup of professionals within existing institutional stru c t u res.Peer-reviewedPublisher Versio

Topics: E-learning, Research questions
Publisher: Institute of Educational Technology (IET) -The Open University
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/9776

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