Title: Editorial: [learning technology]

Authors: Lorna Uden

Addresses: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, Staffordshire University, The Octagon, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AD, UK ' ' '

Abstract: Learning technology is the application of technology for the enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment. It has increasingly gained currency in the last decade. Recent theories of learning have moved from a behavioural approach towards a learner-centred, constructivist epistemology grounded in concepts of situated learning and distributed cognition and social historical – cultural notions of the mind. This paper begins with a brief review of the design of learning technology, the potential benefits of e-learning and learning objects. This is followed by learning technology standards and e-knowledge. The paper then concludes with editorial notes for each of the submitted papers ranging from design to future e-learning.

Keywords: learning technology; design; reuse; constructivist; e-learning; learning objects; learning technology standards; e-knowledge.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2004.003679

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2004 Vol.1 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Published online: 06 Nov 2003 *

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