• Alessia RufEmail author
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The digitalization of modern society changed the role of traditional education (Marold, Larsen, & Moreno, 2000; McAllister & McAllister, 1996). The internet has found its way into the classroom and has been recognized as a well suited medium for the transfer of information (Carswell, 1997). Today, the e-learningmarket is still growing (Docebo, 2014). Garrison (2011) emphasizes the importance of e-learning by stating “E-learning has the potential to fully integrate the benefits of personal freedom with connectivity … From an educational perspective the ‘e’ in e-learning stands for more than electronic; it can also stand for extending and enhancing the learning experience” (p. 4).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BaselSwitzerland

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