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ΚEΠ18 e-Learning and Distance Learning.

Tutor: Athanassios Jimoyiannis

Semester: 7th
ECTS: 4.5

Short Description:

This course is an introduction to the fields of e-learning and distance learning. The course examines issues, trends and current perspectives of e-learning with the main focus directed to the current models and technologies used in e-learning systems.
The content is structured along four axes:

  • The field of distance learning
  • E-learning technologies
  • E-learning models and educational media (e-media)
  • Policies and trends of e-learning.


Specific objectives of the course are

  • to develop an integrated view of distance learning and e-learning as independent scientific fields
  • to understand the convergence of the two fields and the role of contemporary technological environments
  • to critically analyse current educational policies regarding e-learning in typical and non-typical education.

Learning Outcomes:

  • to become familiar with contemporary e-learning environments and platforms
  • to identify the principles and the pedagogical philosophy behind e-learningmodels in educational practice
  • to acquire the knowledge and skills for designing e-learning programs for typicaland non-typical education
  • to effectively apply evaluation criteria and principles for e-learning programs
  • to critically examine current trends and policies about e-learning.


The course comprises lectures on theoretical subjects, practice and tasks in thecomputer laboratory and learning tasks implemented remotely through the e-learning platform. The course is supported by a specific e-learning platform that has been set by the eLearning Research Group (http://moodle.korinthos.uop.gr).


Student assessment is based on their individual assignments (20%), theirgroup project during the semester (30%), and the final written exams (50%).


Course folder (instructor’s notes, worksheets, articles, online sources etc.), which is updated every academic year.
Garrison D. & Anderson T. (2011). e-Learning in the 21st Century: A Framework for Research and Practice. Routledge
Keegan D. (2001). Foundations of Distance Education. Metaichmio, Athens.