Maria Janelli1
  • 1 American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA

E-Learning in Theory, Practice, and Research

2018. No. 4. P. 81–98 [issue contents]

Maria Janelli — Senior Manager of Online Teacher Education Programs at the American Museum of Natural History; Ph. D. Fellow at the City University of New York. E-mail: mjanelli@amnh.org

The article begins by defining e-learning as the use of technology for teaching and learning.  Noting that there is no unified theory of e-learning, this article reviews the major theoretical frameworks to date—behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, digital media theory, and active learning theory—to suggest a common sphere of interests and a common vocabulary that differentiates it from traditional modes of learning.  The article then turns to a practical case study of e-learning, a MOOC on the Coursera platform created by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The case study demonstrates both how learning theory afford a template to guide MOOC creation, and how testing can reach beyond content assessment mastery to offer a laboratory for e-learning study.
Citation: Janelli M. (2018) Elektronnoe obuchenie v teorii, praktike i issledovaniyakh [E-Learning in Theory, Practice, and Research]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no4, pp. 81-98.