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E-learning colloquium

This morning I presented an overview of e-learning at a small colloquium at my university.  I didn’t know who would be in the audience so I decided to take a step back and have a look at the e-learning landscape as I see it.  I tried to look briefly at the following:

  • The current generation of students (the so-called Net Generation)
  • Education as it is and why that won’t work
  • Education as it will be and it’s implications for teachers
  • Social media and why it’s important
  • Examples of specific technologies and the implications of using them
  • Challenges faced in e-learning
  • The way forward
  • E-learning in the mobile space

Clearly with such a broad area of discussion, it was difficult to deeply explore each topic.  As I said, this was a broad overview of the e-learning and potential applications in the higher education space.

Download the OpenDocument version here: e-learning_an_overview

By Michael Rowe

I'm a lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm interested in technology, education and healthcare and look for places where these things meet.