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Theory and Methodology: The Interdisciplinary Nature of the Field

  • Gráinne Conole
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Part of the Explorations in the Learning Sciences, Instructional Systems and Performance Technologies book series (LSIS, volume 4)

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the theoretical perspectives and associated methodologies that underpin learning design. It argues that the research fields that technology-enhanced learning (TEL) researchers draw on have implications for both the methodologies used and the theoretical perspectives chosen by the researchers. This chapter locates learning design within the broader field of technology-enhanced learning (TEL)/e-learning, drawing on the findings of a study which looked at the nature of interdisciplinarity in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and a Networked Learning conference hot seat on theory and methodology.

Keywords

Theoretical Perspective Social Network Analysis Epistemological Belief Home Discipline Conversational Framework 
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  • Gráinne Conole
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  1. 1.Beyond Distance Research AllianceUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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