Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of elearning, a foundation of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing among the major approaches to elearning. It effectively addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online environment for learning), evaluation (how to know that students are learning), and history (how past research can guide successful online teaching and learning outcomes).

An ideal textbook for undergraduate education and communication programs, and Educational Technology Masters, PhD, and Certificate programs, readers will find Learning Theory and Online Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in elearning theory, the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice.

chapter 3|16 pages

Behaviorist Learning Theory

chapter 4|13 pages

Cognitivist Learning Theory

chapter 5|20 pages

Constructivist Learning Theory

chapter 6|30 pages

Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) Theory

chapter 7|14 pages

OCL Pedagogies in Practice

chapter 8|17 pages

OCL Cases of Institutional Innovation

chapter 10|7 pages

In Retrospect and In Prospect