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Title: Knowledge versus content in e-learning: a philosophical discussion
Authors: Costa, Gonçalo Jorge Morais da
Silva, Nuno Sotero Alves da
Keywords: E-learning
Philosophical argument
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Costa, Gonçalo e Silva, Nuno (2010). Knowledge versus content in e-learning: A philosophical discussion! Information Systems Frontiers, 12(4), 399-413. . DOI: 10.1007/s10796-009-9200-1
Abstract: Historically education has been supported by technology; however, during the past three decades electronic technologies for educational purposes have been used to achieve better learning outcomes. There are two propositions regarding the use of computers for educational purposes; that is, people can learn“from”technologies or people can learn “with” technologies. The, e-learning literature reveals that technological and instructional perceptions are diffuse. Furthermore, only recently have the ethical and cultural issues been considered. The philosophical discussion within this paper considers these issues and explores the idea of knowledge or content in e-learning, teasing out the differences between these two concepts. In order to contextualize the debate, the literature is reviewed, and a philosophical debate using an inquiry example is presented.
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1387-3326
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