The second edition of E-Learning in the 21st Century provides a coherent, comprehensive, and empirically-based framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. Garrison draws on his decades of experience and extensive research in the field to explore the technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications of e-learning. Most importantly, he provides practical models that educators can use to realize the full potential of e-learning. This book is unique in that it focuses less on the long list of ever-evolving technologies and more on the search for an understanding of these technologies from an educational perspective.

The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and includes discussions of social media and mobile learning applications as well as other emerging technologies in today’s classrooms. This book is an invaluable resource for courses on e-learning in higher education as well as for researchers, practitioners and senior administrators looking for guidance on how to successfully adopt e-learning in their institutions.

chapter 1|6 pages


part |2 pages

PART I The Conceptual Framework

chapter 2|10 pages

Theoretical Foundations

chapter 3|11 pages

Community Of Inquiry

chapter 4|12 pages

Social Presence

chapter 5|12 pages

Cognitive Presence

chapter 6|9 pages

Teaching Presence

part |2 pages

PART II Applying the CoI Theoretical Framework

chapter 7|10 pages

Instructional Technologies

chapter 8|8 pages

Blended Learning

chapter 9|17 pages

Guidelines For Practice

chapter 10|13 pages

Assessment And Evaluation

chapter 11|10 pages

Organizational Issues

chapter 12|10 pages

Future Directions