Towards a pedagogy of e-learning
Conference contribution, 2003
In this paper we argue for the need of a pedagogy of e-learning. The same fundamental questions that are asked of traditional university pedagogy need to be asked of e-learning but, in addition, the potential for a radically different, more innovative pedagogy has to be explored. E-learning is made possible by a revolution in information communication technology. Changes occurring as a result of the revolution continue at an exponential rate. The most obvious change as far as tertiary education is concerned involves the expansion of off-campus courses. E-learning is here to stay both as a support for face to face teaching and as the main means of distance education. Good pedagogy can inform and be supported by good ICT. Poor pedagogy can subvert the very point of using good ICT. A combination of bad pedagogy and bad ICT is a disaster for the future of e-learning.