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Research questions and methodological issues

Research questions and methodological issues
Research questions and methodological issues
This chapter provides an overview of current learning technology research and demonstrates how it has emerged as a new field over the past decade. It will consider the cognate disciplines which feed into the area and the ways in which they inform it, as well as considering how these provide rich multiple perspectives but also give rise to inherent tensions due to differences in values and language. Current research activities are categorised, along with illustrative research questions. An outline of the research methods used to investigate these questions is given, along with an overview of the methodological issues which arise. The chapter reflects on how the area has developed over the past decade and concludes with some thoughts on future research directions. It describes the different dimensions of learning technology in terms of the both the pedagogical and technical aspects and also the impact of technologies on both individual tutors and learners and on organisational structures.
e-learning, ICT, research methodologies
902651963X
129-146
Swets and Zeitlinger
Conole, Gráinne
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Seale, Jane
Conole, Gráinne
026d5812-74cf-430e-8c87-1bd3c44b2bc3
Seale, Jane

Conole, Gráinne (2003) Research questions and methodological issues. In, Seale, Jane (ed.) Learning Technology in Transition: From Individual Enthusiasm to Institutional Implementation. Lisse, Netherlands. Swets and Zeitlinger, pp. 129-146.

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This chapter provides an overview of current learning technology research and demonstrates how it has emerged as a new field over the past decade. It will consider the cognate disciplines which feed into the area and the ways in which they inform it, as well as considering how these provide rich multiple perspectives but also give rise to inherent tensions due to differences in values and language. Current research activities are categorised, along with illustrative research questions. An outline of the research methods used to investigate these questions is given, along with an overview of the methodological issues which arise. The chapter reflects on how the area has developed over the past decade and concludes with some thoughts on future research directions. It describes the different dimensions of learning technology in terms of the both the pedagogical and technical aspects and also the impact of technologies on both individual tutors and learners and on organisational structures.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: e-learning, ICT, research methodologies

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Local EPrints ID: 9741
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/9741
ISBN: 902651963X
PURE UUID: 747ddd80-b6c4-46e4-a050-56a9b784d0df

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Date deposited: 26 Oct 2004
Last modified: 14 Feb 2019 17:30

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