Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Learning Term Paper by Alicia Carroll Duvall

A brief look at the research on e-learning and its benefits.
# 151580 | 1,223 words | 7 sources | APA | 2012 | US


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Description:

This paper explores e-learning, e-learning models and the characteristics of e-learning. As well, this work reviews the negative and positive aspects of e-learning and the specific benefits of social learning. The paper finds that e-learning is a fairly new pedagogical tool and one that will require much research for the purpose of determining its effectiveness and efficacy in learning and instruction initiatives. This paper contains figures.

Outline:
Introduction
E-Learning
Growth of E-learning
Positive and Negative Aspects of E-Learning
Benefits of Social Learning Derived from E-Learning
Characteristics of E-Learning
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The work of Cilesiz (2009) entitled: "Educational Computer Use in Leisure Contexts: A Phenomenological Study of Adolescents' Experiences at Internet Cafe" states that computer use is "a widespread leisure activity for adolescents. Leisure contexts such as Internet cafes, constitute specific social environments for computer use and may hold significant educational potential." Cilesiz reports a phenomenological study of adolescents' experiences of educational computer use at Internet cafes in Turkey for the purpose of understanding and describing "...the phenomenon in depth and arrive at the essence of adolescents' experiences with the phenomenon." (2009)
"It is reported that data were collected through series of in-depth phenomenological interviews with six adolescents" and data analysis was conducted through use of phenomenal analysis. Stated results include "potential benefits of Internet cafes as specific social leisure contexts of educational computer use for adolescent development." (Cilesiz, 2009)
"The work of Conole (2005) entitled: "E-Learning: Research Methodological Issues" states that the impact of e-learning takes place at the organizational level through virtual learning environments and with the use of interactive and engage materials."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cilesiz, S.. (2009). Educational Computer Use in Leisure Contexts: A Phenomenological Study of Adolescents' Experiences at Internet Cafes. American Educational Research Journal, 46(1), 232-274. Retrieved November 6, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 1655851831).
  • Margie K Shields, & Richard E Behrman. (2000). Children and computer technology: Analysis and Recommendations. The Future of Children, 10(2), 4-30. Retrieved November 6, 2009, from ProQuest Psychology Journals. (Document ID: 71981209).
  • Margolis, L., Grediagin, A., Koenig, C., & Sanders, L.. (2009). Effectiveness and Acceptance of Web-Based Learning Compared to Traditional Face-to-Face Learning for Performance Nutrition Education. Military Medicine, 174(10), 1095-1099. Retrieved November 6, 2009, from ProQuest Psychology Journals. (Document ID: 1884841471).
  • Ted S Hasselbring, & Candyce H Williams Glaser. (2000). Use of computer technology to help students with special needs. The Future of Children, 10(2), 102-122. Retrieved November 6, 2009, from ProQuest Psychology Journals. (Document ID: 71981284).
  • Ortiz, Juan Manuel (2001) E-Learning. IBS 2001 Helinsinki 26039 September. International BEST Symposium. Online available at: http://www.best.eu.org/download/edu/IBS-2001-Trondheim-eLearning.pdf

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