E-learning as augmentation rather than disruption

Simon Heilesen, Jens Josephsen

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This paper was presented at the CAL'07 Conference in Dublin, March 26-28, 2007. We analyse two cases of blended learning on campus in the light of diffusion theory and Causal Layered Analysis. We propose that adoption of ICT works faster on the systemic level than on world view and the sense making levels. And that this may well account for some of the present disillusionment with e-learning. Further, we argue that e-learning already has had a significant impact on our world view and understanding of education and that questions of augmentation or disruption should be studied over a long period of time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAL'07 Development, Disruption & Debate - D3, Abstract Book
EditorsBrendan Tangney
Number of pages1
PublisherPergamon Press
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventCAL'07 Development, Disruption & Debate - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 26 Mar 200728 Mar 2007


ConferenceCAL'07 Development, Disruption & Debate


  • e-learning
  • blended learning
  • Chemistry
  • disruptive learning
  • Communication Studies

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