Springer International Handbooks of Education

International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments

Editors: Weiss, J., Nolan, J., Hunsinger, J., Trifonas, P. (Eds.)

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What is virtual reality and how do we conceptualize, create, use, and inquire into learning settings that capture the possibilities of virtual life? The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments was developed to explore Virtual Learning Environments (VLE’s), and their relationships with digital, in real life and virtual worlds.

Three issues are explored and used as organizers for The Handbook. First, a distinction is made between virtual learning and learning virtually. Second, since the focus is on learning, an educational framework is developed as a means of bringing coherence to the available literature. Third, learning is defined broadly as a process of knowledge creation for transforming experience to reflect different facets of "the curriculum of life".

To reflect these issues The Handbook is divided into four sections: Foundations of Virtual Learning Environments; Schooling, Professional Learning and Knowledge Management; Out-of-School Learning Environments; and Challenges for Virtual Learning Environments. A variety of chapters representing different academic and professional fields are included. These chapters cover topics ranging from philosophical perspectives, historical, sociological, political and educational analyses, case studies from practical and research settings, as well as several provocative ‘’classics’ originally published in other settings.

Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • Rethinking the Virtual

    Burbules, Nicholas C.

    Pages 37-58

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  • A History of E-learning: Shift Happened

    Harasim, Linda, Ph.D

    Pages 59-94

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  • Towards Philosophy of Technology in Education: Mapping the Field

    Peters, Michael A.

    Pages 95-116

  • A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late 20th Century

    Haraway, Donna, Ph.D

    Pages 117-158

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  • Teaching and Transformation: Donna Haraway’s “A Manifesto for Cyborgs” and Its Influence in Computer-Supported Composition Classrooms

    Smith, Erin (et al.)

    Pages 159-188

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments
Editors
  • Joel Weiss
  • Jason Nolan
  • Jeremy Hunsinger
  • Peter Trifonas
Series Title
Springer International Handbooks of Education
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3803-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-3803-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3802-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0457-9
Series ISSN
2197-1951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 1615
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