Research in e-learning covers all subjects focusing on the benefits, improvements and transformations of education and learning due to digital technology.
E-learning is a strategic issue, including at the international level :
- because e-learning facilitates the personalization of learning programs according to the educational path, level of knowledge and learning pace of each,
- because e-learning is the way to accompany the new habits of users, who are present on-line, mobile, and have a heavy demand for digital tools as sources of information and exchange medias,
- because e-learning is a key factor for lifelong learning, as it enables the adaptation of the learning material to the constraints and goals of each,
- because e-learning facilitates the design of a valuable distant-learning program, which can be accessed and watched from anywhere at anytime.
E-learning is essentially a multi-disciplinary field,
because it reaches out to researchers in social sciences and humanities, just as well as researches in information technology, network, man-machine interface, cognitive sciences‚Ä¶
However, it remains a largely unidentified field,
this is why the Ministry of Higher Education and Research has decided to initiate an effort of identification of the operators, in the perspective of elaborating first-hand lines of actions with them and encourage interdisciplinary cooperation. This work, notably performed thanks to a survey conducted with labs, teams, support teams, competitive clusters and associations, results in
a mapping of e-learning research and innovation with the on-line upload of a directory of e-learning research.
In the context of an alliance with
the IFE (http://ife.ens-lyon.fr/ife)¬†and ¬†the ATIEF (http://atief.imag.fr/)