Reviews: E-learning

22 reviews found for "E-learning"
Book review : E-learning skills (2nd ed.)
This is a book review of E-learning skills (2nd ed.) by Alan Clarke, published by Palgrave in 2008, ISBN 9780230573123. It was reviewed by Sue Conjoice of Pembrokeshire College on behalf of ESCalate. This book aims to identify what e-learning is and what are the skills required to learn in this mode. The book identifies traditional skills for learning and compares them to the skills required for e-learning. It discusses types of e-learning like...
Book review : e-Schooling : global messages from a small island
This is a book review of e-Schooling : global messages from a small island by Roger Austin and John Anderson, published by David Fulton in 2007 ISBN 9781843123804. It was reviewed by Stylianos Hatzipanagos of King's College London on behalf of ESCalate. A significant part of the book centres on the notion of e-schooling and what it consists of, exploring conflicts in ICT planning and implementation, social inclusion through the change of the...
Book review : Improving classroom learning with ICT
This is a book review of Improving classroom learning with ICT by Rosamund Sutherland, Susan Robertson and Peter John, published by Routledge in 2008, ISBN 9780415461740. It was reviewed by Anne Anderson of ESCalate. This is a collaborative book drawn from the experiences of the InterActive Education project, which involved researchers and classroom teachers working together to improve the use of technology for teaching and learning. The book is...
Book review : Mobile learning : a handbook for educators and trainers
This is a book review of Mobile learning: a handbook for educators and trainers, edited by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and John Traxler, published by Routledge Falmer in 2005, ISBN 0415357403. It was reviewed by Sarah Cornelius of the University of Aberdeen for ESCalate. This book offers a useful introduction and insight into the whole issue of mobile learning and has at its core a set of twelve case studies. The use of mobile technologies for learning...
Book review : Podcasting for learning in universities
This is a book review of Podcasting for learning in universities edited by Gilly Salmon and Palitha Edirisingha, published by the Open University Press in 2008, ISBN 9780335234295. It was reviewed by Paul Ayres of ESCalate / Intute: Social Sciences on behalf of ESCalate. The main part of the book is a series of case studies about podcasting, mainly from the IMPALA (Informal Mobile Podcasting And Learning Adaptation) project, but these are...
Book review : Preparing for blended e-learning
This a book review of Preparing for blended e-learning by Allison Littlejohn and Chris Pegler, published by Routledge in 200, ISBN 9780415403610. It was reviewed by Sarah Cornelius of the University of Aberdeen, on behalf of ESCalate. It is a readable, non-technical and comprehensive introduction to blended e-learning. The text will assist with the development of the reader’s own practice and encourage practitioners to introduce elements of...
Book review : Primary ICT : knowledge, understanding and practice
This is a book review of Primary ICT: knowledge, understanding and practice by Jonathan Allen et al., published by Learning Matters in 2007, ISBN 9781844450947. It has been reviewed by Alex Melrose of Stockport College, on behalf of ESCalate. This book provides practical information on ICT skills needed for specific applications as well as information on the ICT National Curriculum and how ICT can be used in a professional capacity. The first...
Book review : Teaching with e-learning in the lifelong learning sector (2nd ed.)
This is a book review of Teaching with e-learning in the lifelong learning sector (2nd ed.) by Chris Hill, published by Learning Matters in 2008, ISBN 9781844451357. It was reviewed by Malcolm Barry of the Learning from Experience Trust. This is the second edition of a book first published in 2003 as Teaching using information and learning technology in Further Education. Much has changed since 2003 and the book aims to reflect this, notably in...
Book Review: African Virtual University: The Case of Kenyatta University
This book is one of a series of key papers produced by the Commonwealth Secretariat and, like the others; it provides a useful insight into a challenging aspect of education. Although short in length the book provides a useful overview to the rapid expansion of higher education in Africa and in particular the opportunities offered through the African Virtual University (AVU). This book will be of interest to those involved in higher education and...
Book Review: Collaborative E-Learning in Higher Education: Issues and Strategies
This book documents action research style projects undertaken at the University of Sheffield and reports the outcomes and findings in a clear and structured manner. The projects were undertaken as part of the HEFCE funded Computer Based Collaborative Group Work Project (CBCGWP) based in the Faculty of Education. Helpfully projecting out from an analysis of Sheffield's own development experience the book examines the future of E-learning in HEIs...
Book Review: Collective Wisdom
This book mainly provides ‘tips and hints’ for effective teaching. 4 main themes within teaching practice are considered: assessment, large group teaching and lecturing, small group teaching and e-learning
Book Review: E-Learning in the 21st Century
Approached from its title Garrison & Anderson's E-Learning in the 21st Century is likely to disappoint readers' expectations. In fact, it is a book about text-based computer mediated collaboration and hardly looks forward to the 21st century at all. However, it is a very good book about computer mediated collaboration and approached from its sub-title, A Framework for Research and Practice, it has much to offer all those interested in e-learning....
Book Review: Global Literacies And The World-Wide Web
The literacies series, published by Routledge and edited by David Barton at Lancaster University, embodies an increasingly interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of literacy practices in a range of social, political and educational contexts. With an ethos of literacy as social practice underpinning the series as a whole, Hawisher and Selfe’s volume takes a look at a variety of different literacy practice on the world wide web, challenging...
Book Review: ICT For Curriculum Enhancement
This collection of writings from a number of ICT experts, from a variety of backgrounds, presents food for thought for ICT Advisors, ICT consultants, ICT Directors/Coordinators and ICT leaders in primary, secondary, tertiary and ITT (Initial Teacher Training) sectors. It may also be of interest to students and teachers of ‘ICT and Society’ and ‘ICT education’
Book Review: Individual Preferences in e-Learning
This book by a respected consultant in team-based learning and e-learning for a variety of industries presents a learning model to assist designers of e-learning materials based on Kolb’s (1984) work on learning styles and the Myers Briggs theory of personality types (1998)
Book Review: Innovation And E-Learning: E-Business For An Educational Enterprise
E-learning has become a growth industry, and not surprisingly we have seen a corresponding expansion in books about e-learning. At least this book takes a different tack as it is a book which declares its aim as to explore e-learning for small businesses, or more precisely how what Roffe calls educational enterprises can meet the challenges of delivering e-learning to SMEs
Book Review: Key Guides For Effective Teaching In Higher Education: Using C&IT To Support Learning
Using C&IT to support teaching is primarily aimed at new lecturers or postgraduate student demonstrators and sets out to provide a very practical guide to the diversity of ways of using technology to support and facilitate learning. The benefits of using C&IT in Education (in both Further and Higher Education) are highlighted with practical examples incorporating a range of subject disciplines
Book Review: Key Issues in e-Learning: Research and Practice
This is a review of the book Key Issues in e-Learning: Research and Practice, by Pachler and Daly. It is an introductory book aimed at teachers and learning technologists. It fills a gap as there are few such books. It attempts to define e-learning, describes how it has developed in the last 10 years and summarises key research studies. A good range of educational technology is covered; the only criticism is that the authors do not always...
Book Review: Learning, Space and Identity
This is a refreshing, interesting collection of articles, broadly linked by a connection with social views of learning as reflected in the terms in the title. It covers a range of issues from the design of primary classrooms, through the importance of teaching and learning music in imparting cultural knowledge to the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) on learning
Book Review: Teaching and Learning Materials and the Internet, 3rd Edition
The third edition of this book looks at the educational and administrative considerations of offering courses, course materials and course delivery via the Internet. It is the type of book that a course management team would want to consult prior to embarking on an e-learning initiative. Not that it is a technical specification text, but more a complete guide in how to plan, commission and deliver teaching and learning using the internet
Book review: Teaching online: a practical guide
This is a book review of Teaching online: a practical guide by Susan Ko and Steve Rossen, published by Routledge in 2010, ISBN 9780415997263. It was reviewed by Stylianos Hatzipanagos of King's College London on behalf of ESCalate. Three quarters of the book are dedicated to course design and development. It starts with an overview of the range of online experiences, the strength of which is the practical examples. It also addresses the...
Book review: Transforming Higher Education through Technology Enhanced Learning
This is a book review of Transforming Higher Education through Technology Enhanced Learning edited by Terry Mayes et al. and published by the Higher Education Academy in 2009, ISBN 9781907207112. It was reviewed by Keith Savage of Stockport College on behalf of ESCalate. The 18 shortish chapters each provide further a snapshot on key topics in a fast-changing environment. The first section of the book starts by looking at national policy and the...