Taking the E-Train in University Education

Directions for Research
  • Anne McDougall
  • Ted Clark
  • Lyn Campbell
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 167)


This paper looks at the increased use of e-learning in university education. Acknowledging the origins of the term in business and industry settings, it outlines features of e-learning in university contexts. It suggests some directions for research on the use of e-learning in university education, particularly arguing for research endeavour focused on issues specific to what is novel in e-learning, but building on findings from educational research in earlier more limited technological environments.

Key words

higher education research open learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne McDougall
    • 1
  • Ted Clark
    • 1
  • Lyn Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Science and Mathematics EducationThe University of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia

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