Case studies on learners and instructors in an e-learning ecosystem

Vive Kumar, Chris Groeneboer, Stephanie Chu, Dianne Jamieson-Noel, Cindy Xin

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E-learning aims to enrich learning by blending traditional and innovative learning models; conceptualizing courseware in multiple media; standardizing interoperable content representation; personalizing learning experiences to custom learning devices; integrating administrative functionalities with other academic units; and not the least, ensuring the quality of learning. Such a multifaceted ideology is construed as a learning ecosystem where knowledge is constructed, analyzed, and disseminated among members of the ecosystem. A learning ecosystem is characterized by the interactions and the flow of information across activities related to learning. Such an e-learning ecosystem would naturally include populations of learners, researchers, instructors, administrators, and technologists, among others, playing a variety of roles in an institutional setup. In this chapter, we present a number of case studies and their interrelations within an e-learning ecosystem in higher education. The case studies are presented under two subsystems: learner subsystem and instructor subsystem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCases on Global E-Learning Practices
Subtitle of host publicationSuccesses and Pitfalls
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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