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.
|Title of host publication||Cases on Global E-Learning Practices|
|Subtitle of host publication||Successes and Pitfalls|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|