Wednesday, March 18, 2009

~FoUrTh PoStInG~

Hello again...
This is the fourth posting. For this time,the task is to find or search about three things which are what is the DOA- Dissertation online, online databases subsribed by TSL libraries and then I need to search for EBSCOHost,and Lisa Net and find 2 articles related to one of the following topics from any online databases subsribed by TSL. CALL, Bridging Digital Divide Women and ICT and E-Learning. Then I have to summarize the articles.

I did found about the online databases subscribed by TSL library and Lisa Net and EBSCOHost are example of it.

Summary Of Articles
First Article

E-Learning Programs in Higher Education
by Marie Gould

This article focuses on the e-Learning industry, which has become an integral part of our society and education. Potential markets have emerged in elementary and secondary education environments as well as in post secondary institutions and corporations. Learning institutions must look at the trends affecting many of their students, faculty, administration and services. Asa result of the emerging trends, seven distinct models oforganizational structures in higher education have surfaced. These models will serve as a foundation for different trend references
Second Article

Evidence-based practice and e-learning in Higher Education:
can we and should we?
by Martin Oliver and Grainne Conole

Policy makers are increasingly looking to evidence-based practice as a means of ensuring accountability and validity in education and more recently in e-learning. In this paper, the origins of evidence-based practice are reviewed, and considered in relation to the emergence of e-learning as an area of policy, research and practice. The close links between these three activities within e-learning are described, and a critique is presented that raises methodological, epistemological and moral questions about this approach. This analysis identifies a number of implications for e-learning, including the problems facing practitioner-researchers working on project funding and the potentially distorting effect of e-learning policy on research in this field. Possible alternative approaches are suggested, advocating a more inclusive conception of evidence-based practice in which any single model (such as the hierarchy of evidence developed within medicine) is prevented from dominating evaluation by explicitly adopting a commitment to inclusivity and empowerment within evaluation and research.

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