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  • Open Access

e-Learning as an Object of Study

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education20107:7020074

  • Received: 15 December 2009
  • Accepted: 15 March 2010
  • Published:


The article seeks to typify e-learning as a transversal object of study particular to the development of the network society. To that end, the article presents the conceptual premises, the institutional framework, the study levels and the working focal points of Scopeo, a new Observatory of Activity, Innovation and Trends in e-Learning. The article also presents the results of the first two research projects on e-learning in four basic study contexts: pre-university, higher education, public administration and private enterprise.


  • learning
  • e-learning
  • research
  • observatory
  • digital university