chapter  1
Technology-Enhanced Learning: The Role of Theory
ByTERRY MAYES AND SARA DE FREITAS
Pages 14

Mayes and de Freitas argue that design decisions need to be based on clear theoretical principles. While there is consensus on many theoretical issues in pedagogy, the authors identify three broadly different perspectives on learning and three sets of pedagogic priorities that arise from them. They go on to suggest that each of these perspectives is incomplete, and that a principled approach to e-learning requires an understanding of all three as distinct viewpoints on the learning process.