Is all that glitters gold? Re-thinking e-learning and education revolutions

Matthew Piscioneri

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    Knowledge is only a click away. Technology is a tool. Chalk and talk is an anachronistic and unproductive teaching and learning delivery mode. There is a new generation of "net.gen" "digital natives" who can only learn via information communication technology, thereby requiring an entirely new approach to education. This chapter suggests the persistence of tropes such as these in discourse of technology enhanced learning, particularly at the tertiary level, is noteworthy and invites our critical interest. Taking this analysis of contemporary discourse of technology enhanced learning as a platform; the chapter examines broader issues concerned with the commercialization of tertiary education and the new managerialism in the higher education sector.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education:
    Subtitle of host publicationCreating Learning-Friendly Environments
    EditorsThao Le, Quynh Le
    Place of PublicationHershey PA USA
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9781613500750
    ISBN (Print)9781613500743
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • technology enhanced learning
    • higher education studies
    • E-Learning

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