Seven innovative dimensions of e-learning

Presenter (s): 

Dafne Gonzalez and Arnold Muhren

DafneDafne Gonzalez: Full Professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a Ph.D in Education, and a MA in Applied Linguistics. She designs and teaches blended and online courses. She coordinates the Graduate Programs in Education at the USB, and, is the coordinator of the TESOL Electronic Village Online.


Arnold Mühren is a researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is involved in a European project aimed at the development of design models for blended learning with large student groups. He also works as an associate lecturer in online and distance education for the UK Open University.


Seven innovative dimensions of e-learning


More and more educators  around the world are developing blended and entirely online courses. E-Learning (or online learning) in different formats is rapidly becoming a mainstream component of education.    

However, not every educator is knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs of e-learning design and development. Far too often face to face instruction (e.g. lectures-study-testing) is transported unmodified to the on-line environment and as a result the potential of e-learning is not realized.  In this  session, the presenters are going to talk about seven dimensions of  e-learning in which such potential is located. Using these dimensions as a framework, relevant examples of innovative practice, and the principles of good design for e-learning that are involved, will be discussed.


During the session, the audience will be asked to complete online surveys, discuss results live, and to interact in the chat. After the presentation, there will be a wiki for participants to go back to the material, and to continue the discussion.

This session will be relevant to teachers involved in e-learning and to those who are planning to start working in the field.


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