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e-Learning. Is it teaching’s ‘magic bullet’?

Gibbs, Graham R. (2006) e-Learning. Is it teaching’s ‘magic bullet’? In: Dept of Behavioural and Social Sciences Public Lecture, 27th May 2009, University of Huddersfield. (Unpublished)

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Millions of pounds of government money have been spent on e-learning – technology used in learning and teaching – in the same way that money is spent on drugs and surgery to improve medicine. Drugs and surgery are often seen as “magic bullets” – an effective and quick way to ‘fix’ medical problems. This view of the role of technology in teaching and learning is wrong for two reasons. First, the evidence for the effectiveness of e-learning is weak. Second, it is based on a mistaken view of learning. Learning has more to do with motivation, inspiration, persuasion and explication that it has to do with quick technological fixes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Public Lecture)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Gibbs
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 14:47
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 21:58


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