Networked Learning: Perspectives and Issues

  • Christine Steeples
  • Chris Jones

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Perspectives and Issues in Networked Learning

    1. Chris Jones, Christine Steeples
      Pages 1-14
  3. The Context for Networked Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Charlotte Ash, Paul Bacsich
      Pages 27-48
    3. Radha Ganesan, Gerald S. Edmonds, J. Michael Spector
      Pages 93-109
    4. Jonathan Foster, Nicholas Bowskill, Vic Lally, David McConnell
      Pages 125-141
    5. Charles Anderson, Kate Day, Denise Haywood, Jeff Haywood, Ray Land, Hamish Macleod
      Pages 169-192
  4. Studies of Networked Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Terry Mayes, Finbar Dineen, Jean McKendree, John Lee
      Pages 213-227
    3. Nick Hammond, Annie Trapp, Catherine Bennett
      Pages 243-252
    4. Charles Crook
      Pages 293-308
    5. Erica McAteer, Andrew Tolmie, Charles Crook, Hamish Macleod, Kerry Musselbrook
      Pages 309-322
    6. Christine Steeples, Chris Jones, Peter Goodyear
      Pages 323-341
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 343-349

About this book


The area of networked learning (learning in which information and communications technology (ICT) is used to promote connections between people and resources) is wide and growing in importance, especially in further and higher education. It offers the opportunity to offer more flexible access to learning programmes over time and space, but not enough is yet known about exactly what it can offer and how best to ensure that institutions maintain and improve the quality of the learning experience. This book focuses on the key issues which anyone involved with the use, administration, or study of networked learning will need to know about. These include policy issues, the costs of networked learning, staff development issues, and the student experience. With contributions from authors based in Europe and the US and Australia, it offers a global perspective which is designed to inform professional practice and its administration. It will be essential reading for practitioners and researchers in higher education and learning technology and will be of interest to policy-makers and managers in HE academic administration. It will also be relevant to learning technologists and support staff, who may not have direct involvement with teaching but still need to understand the opportunities and issues presented by networked learning, and also to students and researchers in education and social science. "The list of authors reads like a "Who's Who" of Networked Learning" (Professor Diana Laurillard, OU, UK).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Steeples
    • 1
  • Chris Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Studies in Advances Learning Technology (CSALT), Department of Educational ResearchLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-471-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0181-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
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