E-learning: la prospettiva sociologica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] E-learning: the sociological perspective

Maddalena Colombo, Mauro Sandrini

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E-learnig diffusion has introduced relevant consequences on values practices and actors in training and education that can be analyzed from a sociological perspective. The meaning of learning chances its meaning according to different contexts (schools universities professional training courses public administration private companies medical sector etc) which are characterized by the use of new technologies. Thus ways of access and of building knowledge are changing as well. The traditional functions carried out by the socialization process (integration increasing productivity social control) are redefined in an innovative perspective through the challenge of tradition of modern efficiency of old hierarchies imposed by linear and vertical way of knowledge transmission. The volume explores through theoretical essays firstly the process of innovation and reorganization started by the introduction of e-learning system and secondarily the hypothesis that didactic technology – chosen to increase competitiveness of knowledge as a good – can bring to learning people a more active comprehension of the world re-conquering knowledge as a common good.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] E-learning: the sociological perspective
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationE-learning e cambiamenti sociali. Dal competere al comprendere
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • educational organisation
  • innovazione sociale
  • mutamento sociale
  • organizzazioni formative
  • social change
  • social innovation
  • sociologia dell'educazione
  • sociologia delle politiche formative
  • sociologiy of education
  • sociology of educational policies
  • technology
  • tecnologia


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