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The Sage Handbook of E-Learning Research
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Introduction to E-learning Research - Richard Andrews and Caroline Haythornthwaite PART ONE: CONTEXTS FOR RESEARCHING E-LEARNING Development and Philosophy of the Field of Asynchronous Learning Networks - Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Murray Turoff and Linda Harasim On Computers and Writing - Gail E Hawisher and Cynthia L Selfe Digital Divide and E-learning - Caroline Haythornthwaite Learning and Lessons from the World of Games and Play - Angela McFarlane Learning Sciences Theories and Methods for E-learning Researchers - Christopher Hoadley PART TWO: THEORY From Distance Education to E-learning - Melody M Thompson E-learning and the Reshaping of Rhetorical Space - Terry Locke Researching the Cognitive Cultures of E-learning - Andrew Whitworth A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age - Mike Sharples, Josie Taylor and Giasemi Vavoula Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Naomi Miyake PART THREE: POLICY Policy and E-learning - Virgil E Varvel, Rae-Ann Montague and Leigh S Estabrook An International Comparison of the Realtionship between Policy and Practice in E-learning - Grainne Conole Community-embedded Learning - Michelle M Kazmer The Challenges of Gender, Age and Personality in E-learning - Konrad Morgan and Madeleine Morgan PART FOUR: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY Bilingualism and E-learning - Janina Brutt-Griffler Second Language Learning and Online Communication - Carol A Chapelle Literacy, Learning and Technology Studies - Ilana Snyder Problems in Researching E-learning: the Case of Computer Assisted Language Learning - Zhao Yuan PART FIVE: DESIGN ISSUES New Conceptions for Community Design - Bronwyn Stuckey and Sasha Barab Researching the Impact of Online Professional Development for Teachers - Wynne Harlen and Susan J Doubler Exploring E-learning Community in a Global Postgraduate Programme - Ellen Roberts and Jane Lund The Place of Digital Video in the Curriculum - Andrew Burn

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I focus on research in the fields of language education, argumentation, writing development, multimodality, rhetoric and e-learning. With colleagues I designed the MA in English Education. Areas of Research Computer-mediated communication (CMC) and the Internet; information exchange via CMC; online communities; e-learning; social network analysis; collaboration; social informatics; community informatics

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'I would like to enthusiastically recommend The SAGE Handbook of e-Learning Research. An international set of authors have produced a highly readable handbook that covers topics in e-learning research, theory, policy, language and literacy, and design issues. The work draws on multiple perspectives ranging from early work in asynchronous learning networks to community organization in e-learning. This is a large and much needed work that organizes and illuminates issues in e-learning in a way that readers will be able to take away practical advice for their own use. I am quite pleased to see this handbook that provides a very useful organization of knowledge for our field' - John Bourne, Ph.D Professor and Executive Director, The Sloan Consortium (www.sloan-c.org) 'This book is an important contribution to the development of e-learning because its account of the research always begins with the context of learning from which the exploitation of technology can be viewed. The authors help us understand that technology affords new kinds of relationship between the learner and what is learned, and how it is learned. With this rich understanding, the book is able to build the wide-ranging research foundation on which the field can move forward' - Diana Laurillard, Institute of Education, University of London 'A comprehensive and compelling resource that provides a global perspective on a development that is transforming higher education' - David Pilsbury, Chief Executive, Worldwide Universities Network '[T]here are a number of pertinent issues raised within the book that encourage the reader to give greater consideration to the use being made of technology, how it relates to learning and the need for further research' - Education in the North

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