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From flowers to palms: 40 years of policy for online learning

Smith, Janice (2005) From flowers to palms: 40 years of policy for online learning. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 13 (2). pp. 93-108. ISSN 0968-7769 (print)/1741-1629 (online)

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    Abstract

    This year sees the 40th anniversary of the first policy paper regarding the use of computers in higher education in the United Kingdom. The publication of this paper represented the beginning of the field of learning technology research and practice in higher education. In the past 40 years, policy has at various points drawn from different communities and provided the roots for a diverse field of learning technology researchers and practitioners. This paper presents a review of learning technology-related policy over the past 40 years. The purpose of the review is to make sense of the current position in which the field finds itself, and to highlight lessons that can be learned from the implementation of previous policies. Conclusions drawn from the review of 40 years of learning technology policy suggest that there are few challenges that have not been faced before as well as a potential return to individual innovation.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 18:47
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:06
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/593

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