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Complexity and Interconnection: Steering e-Learning Developments from Commodification towards ‘Co-modification’

Gráinne Conole and Martin Dyke

in e-Learning Initiatives in China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098671
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0015
Complexity and Interconnection: Steering e-Learning Developments from Commodification towards ‘Co-modification’

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This chapter examines ways to steer e-learning developments in China from commodification towards co-modification. It provides a critique of the context within which e-learning occurs and considers how this shapes and directs practice. It identifies the three main shifts occurring in education which need to be taken into account in e-learning development. These include a shift from passive to more interactive engagement, from a focus on individual learners to more socially situative learning, and from a focus on information to communication.

Keywords: e-learning; China; co-modification; education; situative learning; information; communication

Chapter.  7079 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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