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E-Learning: Education for Everyone? Special Requirements on Learners in Internet-based Learning Environments

, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany ; , Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper addresses special skills, learners in Internet-based learning scenarios need. In self-directed learning scenarios, as most Internet-based learning scenarios are designed, learners bear the responsibility for their learning progress. To ease this task, institutions could prime the learners for the situation which may be quite different to their previous learning experiences. Basing on a Delphi-study, conducted with experts from the e-Learning sector in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the basic requirements have been determined.


Richter, T. & Adelsberger, H.H. (2011). E-Learning: Education for Everyone? Special Requirements on Learners in Internet-based Learning Environments. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1598-1604). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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