New e-Learning book with free online chapter


ISBN: 978-1-60566-294-7; 483 pp; July 2010

Published under the imprint Information Science Reference
(formerly Idea Group Reference)

Edited by:
Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Catherine McLoughlin, Australian Catholic University, Australia


Educational communities today are rapidly increasing their interest in Web 2.0 and e-learning advancements for the enhancement of teaching practices.

Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching provides a useful and valuable reference to the latest advances in the area of educational technology and e-learning. This innovative book offers an excellent resource for any practitioner, researcher, or academician with an interest in the use of the Web for providing meaningful learning experiences.

“this collection of well-thought-out responses should prove an invaluable starting point for the effective application of new social learning technologies to teaching and learning in higher education. … Mark and Catherine have edited a collection that should challenge us to re-examine our pedagogies, our notions of who is in control, our notions of where and how learning occurs, and most importantly, our notions of fun, play, and creativity in the endeavor.”
– Professor John G. Hedberg, Millennium Innovations Chair of ICT & Education and Head, Department of Education, Macquarie University, Australia


– Web 2.0, social software and their implications for e-learning
– Learner-generated contexts
– Students’ perspectives on personal and distributed learning environments
– Personal knowledge management
– University students’ self-motivated blogging
– Wikis in teacher training and foreign language learning
– Mobile 2.0
– Podcasting in distance learning
– Social networking in tertiary education
– Digital natives and the Net Generation
– Web 2.0 and assessment
– Web 2.0 and professional development of academic staff
– Beyond Web 2.0: Web 3.0

For more information about Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching, and to view the Table of Contents, go to . On this site you will also be able to read the full text of the Preface of the book, which provides an introduction and thematic overview of the various chapters. You can also download the first chapter of the publication for free from the site.

One Comment

  1. £180 for a book!? One for the library I think.

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