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Sustainable development, e-learning and Web 3.0: A descriptive literature review

Aidrina binti Mohamed Sofiadin (School of Information Systems, Curtin University, Perth, Australia)

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

ISSN: 1477-996X

Article publication date: 5 August 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a descriptive literature review and a classification scheme for studies on sustainable development, e-learning and Web 3.0 that contribute toward sustainable e-learning. The aims are to discover and highlight some ideas on developing a sustainable learning in higher education in Malaysia.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper examines the elements of e-learning, technology, application, sustainable development and teaching and learning principles that contribute toward a sustainable e-learning through a descriptive literature review approach and a classification scheme.

Findings

The findings show that even though sustainable e-learning research is still limited, contributions to sustainable e-learning were recognized and some ideas and perspectives for the development of a sustainable e-learning framework were identified. Furthermore, this paper identified the gaps in the findings; therefore, this paper will try to minimize these gaps through the initial sustainable e-learning framework.

Originality/value

The paper is expected to provide further ideas of developing a sustainable e-learning framework, as well as the importance of a sustainable e-learning to provide quality learning through technology, application, sustainable development and teaching and learning principles perspectives.

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Citation

binti Mohamed Sofiadin, A. (2014), "Sustainable development, e-learning and Web 3.0: A descriptive literature review", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 157-176. https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-03-2014-0018

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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