Notes on contributors. Forward. Preface. Problematics in telematics (J. Perkins). Linking different types of knowledge in professional education and training: the potential of electronic communication (J. Pearson, M. Selinger). Pedagogic roles and dynamics in telematics environments (C. McLoughlin, R. Oliver). The idealogical consequences of technology and education: the case for critical pedagogy (D. LeCourt). Pedagogical foundations of open learning environments (J. Pulkinnen). Techniques for analysing online interaction (H. Mellar, C. Howell-Richardson). Firmer links between telematics, multiculturalism and foreign language learning methodology (S. Tella). Different roles the Web can play (S. Gilbert). Implementing the Internet in schools: a case study of Northern Ireland (R. Austin). Urban cyber-space initiatives: applying social constructionism theory to design, pedagogy, technology and sustainability in urban centers (J. Bowman et al.). Desktop video conferencing: telematic learning (N. Wright, C. Cordeaux). The future of learning in virtual environments (F. Ruzic).