E-Learning Systems, Environments and Approaches

Theory and Implementation

  • Pedro Isaías
  • J. Michael Spector
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
  • Demetrios G. Sampson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pedro Isaías, J. Michael Spector, Dirk Ifenthaler, Demetrios G. Sampson
    Pages 1-7
  3. Exploratory Learning Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Valerie J. Shute, Lubin Wang
      Pages 11-24
    3. Dirk Ifenthaler
      Pages 57-66
  4. E-Learning Social Web Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Cláudia Zank, Patricia Alejandra Behar, Alexandra Lorandi Macedo
      Pages 83-94
    3. Souâad Boudebza, Lamia Berkani, Faiçal Azouaou, Omar Nouali
      Pages 95-115
    4. Vladimir L. Rozaliev, Yulia A. Orlova
      Pages 117-131
    5. Leila A. Mills, Jenny S. Wakefield, Gerald A. Knezek
      Pages 133-144
  5. Learner Communities Through E-Learning Implementations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Teresa Consiglio, Gerrit C. van der Veer
      Pages 147-163
    3. Julia Meritt, David Gibson, Rhonda Christensen, Gerald Knezek
      Pages 181-198
  6. Collaborative and Student-Centered e-Learning Design

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 323-329

About this book


The volume consists of twenty-five chapters selected from among peer-reviewed papers presented at the CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age) 2013 Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, in October 2013 and also from world class scholars in e-learning systems, environments and approaches. The following sub-topics are included: Exploratory Learning Technologies (Part I), e-Learning social web design (Part II), Learner communities through e-Learning implementations (Part III), Collaborative and student-centered e-Learning design (Part IV). E-Learning has been, since its initial stages, a synonym for flexibility. While this dynamic nature has mainly been associated with time and space it is safe to argue that currently it embraces other aspects such as the learners’ profile, the scope of subjects that can be taught electronically and the technology it employs. New technologies also widen the range of activities and skills developed in e-Learning. Electronic learning environments have evolved past the exclusive delivery of knowledge. Technology has endowed e-Learning with the possibility of remotely fomenting problem solving skills, critical thinking and team work, by investing in information exchange, collaboration, personalisation and community building.


Adaptability of Educational Technology Availability of Educational Technology Diversity of E-Learning Providers E-Learning Systems and Environments E-Learning and Flexibility Technologies and Information Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro Isaías
    • 1
  • J. Michael Spector
    • 2
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
    • 3
  • Demetrios G. Sampson
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidade AbertaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.College of InformationUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA
  3. 3.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Digital Systems Ctr. Res. & Technology Hellas (CERTH)University of Piraeus Dept. Technology in Education &PiraeusGreece

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