IADIS eLearning Conference, Prague Czech Republic


Greetings from Prague,

The eLearning conference 2013, organised by IADIS, has just concluded. I am happy to report that the book of proceedings from conference is now online. The full paper written by Samantha Halford (City Library)  and it can be viewed by following this link, and go to page 107 of the book (please note that the book pages are different from the Google Docs pages, so please look for page of 107 of the actual book which is at the bottom right corner). You may also find the other papers interesting, as they are elearning research from across the World. 


 View our full paper by following this link (page 107 of the book)

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Ajmal is the research assistant to the Learning Development Centre. He joined the LDC in 2009 after completing a BSc in Psychology. Currently, Ajmal is assisting on a range of research projects both on learning technologies and academic practices. Ajmal is also involved in a number of developmental projects to support staff in the use of Social media for academic and research purposes. His immediate focus is on: a study of City University Londons' new online system named 'Reading List Online'; evaluation of City University's new Learning Spaces, and an investigation into how the MA in Academic Practice impact students. In addition, Ajmal successfully completed his Masters in Social Research Methods & Statistics, which he studied with the School of Arts & Social Sciences at City University London. You can find more about Ajmal by following him on Twitter (@ajmalsultany) and by keeping up to date with his blog posts.


3 Responses

  1. Rae Bowdler

    July 30, 2013 1:02 pm

    A really interesting piece of research and thank you for sharing.
    I have been reading about how the term e-learning should no longer be used since learners don’t care particularly about how its categorized, but more about what the content was. Your report seems to indicate that the discussions with the students went beyond the epistemology of e-learning. I wonder if you could elaborate on this. As I understand, this research has shown that whilst the students appreciated the RLO they also seemed to acknowledge that the online world will never replace vital human contact.

    • Ajmal Sultany

      August 7, 2013 11:54 am

      Thanks Rae. Yes I think that was the students general perception: they appreciated the technology (RLO) but are acutely aware that it is myth to think that it will completely replace human interaction. Also, the students we interviewed were explicit in differentiating between use of technology in day to day life and using it for education.


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