E-learning, constructivism, and the disappearance of difference
One of the most noticeable trends in the workplace today is "e-learning", which is frequently upheld as the panacea for adult education and training needs. Industry Canada (2005) makes the following observations: 1) The global training market for government and industry is valued at US$300 billion; and, 2) The World Bank's education portfolio stands at US$8.5 billion for projects in 86 countries. Higher education institutions, governments, industry, and a global constituency of adult learners are demanding and anticipating online training experiences, "that have a positive impact on individual and organizational performance" (Industry Canada, 2005). The projections for e-learning are optimistic to say the least.
Remtulla, K. A. (2011)., E-learning, constructivism, and the disappearance of difference, in R. Land & S. Bayne (eds.), Digital difference, Rotterdam, SensePublishers, pp. 115-130.
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