Elements of a Science of E-Learning

  title={Elements of a Science of E-Learning},
  author={Richard E. Mayer},
  journal={Journal of Educational Computing Research},
  pages={297 - 313}
  • R. Mayer
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Educational Computing Research
A science of e-learning involves the scientific investigation of how people learn in electronic learning environments. Three elements of a science of e-learning are: a) evidence—a base of replicated findings from rigorous and appropriate research studies; b) theory—a research-based theory of how people learn in electronic learning environments, which yields testable predictions; and c) applications—theory-based principles for how to design electronic learning environments, which themselves can… 

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