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E-Learning: New Opportunities and a View of the Future

Richard E. Mayer

in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390483
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195390483.013.0081

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 E-Learning: New Opportunities and a View of the Future

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E-learning refers to computer-delivered instruction including multimedia presentations, interactive simulations, educational games, and virtual classrooms. This chapter shows how e-learning can play an important role in lifelong learning to the extent that it is informed by research-based principles of instructional design and consistent with how people learn. The chapter provides an introduction to applying the science of learning to e-learning, summarizes a research-based theory of e-learning, summarizes research-based principles for the design of e-learning, and suggests future directions for research on e-learning.

Keywords: e-learning; instructional design; multimedia learning; cognitive processing

Article.  5405 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Educational Psychology

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