Online Learning and its Users
Online Learning and Its Users: Lessons for Higher Education re-examines the impact of learning technologies in higher education. The book focuses particularly on the introduction and mainstreaming of one of the most widely used, the virtual learning environment (VLE) or learning management system (LMS). The book presents an activity theoretic analysis of the VLE’s adoption, drawing on research into this process at a range of higher education institutions. Through analysis and discussion of the activities of managers, lecturers, and learners using the VLE, lessons are identified to inform future initiatives including the implementation of massive open online courses (MOOCs)
About the author
Claire McAvinia is a Learning Development Officer at the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre (LTTC) in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland. Her current role involves teaching on DIT’s Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching, MSc in Applied eLearning and MA in Higher Education, also contributing to CPD modules and academic development workshops, curriculum development, research, and supervision of Master’s and doctoral students. Claire has worked as an educational technologist and academic developer in Ireland and the UK since 1998, gaining extensive experience in the integration of new technologies in teaching and learning in a wide range of settings. She holds a BA in French and English from Trinity College Dublin, and MA in Applied Language Studies from the University of Kent. Claire has completed Postgraduate Certificates in education at University College London and the UK Open University, and was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin in 2011.
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