The Future Direction on E-Learning Technologies and E-Pedagogy

T. Okamoto

Keywords

ePedagogy, eLearning, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), LearningGRID, Learning Model, Social Computing

Abstract

Internet is becoming the catchphrase in the world of training/education, which makes distance education possible to anybody at anytime and from anywhere. As such, a new learning type “Web-based education (WBE) & e-Learning has emerged under the new umbrella concept of “Learning Ecology and Pedagogy , where Internet raises the level of communications and collaborations among people via technology. Nowadays, the word/system of “e-Learning is rapidly spreading according to the popularization of the Internet. As for advantages of the Internet, people can communicate with others anytime and anywhere. Moreover people can share, rebuild, stock and reuse the various kind of information. Here, it seems that the concept of “e-Learning gets the citizenship in the society. Along with this trend, we recognize the necessity of constructing a new learning society made of learning individuals, learning organizations and learning communities. Based on above mentioned, we can say that the Internet is a kind of “Treasure Island of educational resources from the world wide stance, though it includes many pieces of harmful information. Along with this context, we need to build the new e-Pedagogy. In this paper, the conception and methodology of e-Pedagogy in the Internet-Age is discussed.

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