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Learning theory and online technologies / Linda Harasim.

Author/creator Harasim, Linda M. (Linda Marie), 1949-
Format Book and Print
EditionSecond edition.
Publication Info New York : Routledge, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionviii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Introduction to learning theory and technology -- Introduction to learning theory in the knowledge age -- What is learning theory? -- Learning theories of the 20th century -- Learning theory for the 21st century -- Summary -- 2. Historical overview of learning and technology -- Introduction -- Steps in human development: learning and technology -- Arpanet and internet: meeting of minds -- The web -- Historical overview of online learning -- Summary -- 3. Behaviorist learning theory -- Context of behaviorist theory -- Behaviorist learning theory -- Behaviorist learning pedagogy -- Behaviorist learning technology -- Summary -- 4. Cognitivist learning theory -- Context of cognitivism -- Cognitivist learning theory -- Cognitivist learning pedagogy -- Cognitivist learning technology -- Summary -- 5. Constructivist learning theory -- Context of constructivism -- Constructivist learning theory -- Constructivist learning pedagogy -- Constructivist learning technology -- Summary -- 6. Connectivism as an online learning theory -- Context of connectivism and learning networks -- Connectivism as a learning theory and major thinkers -- Connectivist learning pedagogy: the MOOC -- Connectivist learning technologies: the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning -- Summary -- 7. Collaborativist (aka Online collaborative learning) theory -- Introduction -- The challenge and opportunities for online teaching and learning today -- Context of collaborativism or Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) -- The history and roots of collaborativism or Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) -- Definitions of online learning -- Collaborativism aka Online Collaborative Learning theory -- Collaborativist pedagogy -- Collaborativist technology -- Augmented Human Intelligence (AHI) versus Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- Collaborativism and Augmented Human Intelligence (AHI) -- A call to action for educators -- Summary -- 8. Collaborativist (aka Online Collaborative Learning or OCL) pedagogies in practice -- Introduction -- Living the online student life -- Collaborativist pedgogical scenarios: four students and online study -- Summary -- 9. Collaborativist scenarios: online communities of practice -- Context of communities of practice (CoP) -- Definitions of key terms -- What is an online community of practice? -- Exemplars: how to OCoPs function? -- Toward an analytical framework for OCoPs -- Summary -- 10. Conclusions: in retrospect and in prospect -- In retrospect -- In prospect -- References -- Index.
Abstract 'Learning Theory and Online Technology' discusses the contributions of the three core learning theories - behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism - to the field of instructional and pedagogical design. Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of online learning, the foundations of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing between the major approaches to online learning. It addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online environment for learning), evaluation (how to know that students are learning), and history (how past research can guide successful online teaching and learning outcomes). An ideal textbook for undergraduate Education and Communication programs as well as Educational Technology Masters, Ph. D., and Certificate programs, Learning Theory and Online Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in online education learning theory and the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice. This revised second edition updates data on digital media adoption globally, adds a new chapter on connectivism as a learning theory, and updates the chapter on online collaborative learning, renaming the theory as collaborativism and considering the challenges that arise with the growth of artificial intelligence
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [191]-197) and index.
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