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Duffy, Thomas M.; Raymer, Pamela L. – Educational Technology, 2010
This article focuses on the practical issues in implementing instructional approaches based on constructivist views of learning. The authors do not view this as a procedural guide, but rather believe that the design of these inquiry based learning (IBL) approaches must be guided by the view of learning represented in constructivist frameworks.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Inquiry, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
Rose, Ellen – Educational Technology, 2010
"Continuous partial attention" is a term that was coined in the late 1990s, to describe the increasingly dispersed nature of attention in online environments. The purpose of this article is to describe the concept, discuss its implications for online learning, and propose a new agenda for research in what has been called "the Age of Interruption."
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Attention, Educational Research
Chee, Yam San – Educational Technology, 2010
The field of the learning sciences appears to favor cognitive and social approaches to the study of human learning. In this article, the author proposes that a deep cognizance of cultural influences on learning is vital if formal and informal learning are to make vital connections to learners' lives and their personal need for meaning making in…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Learning Processes, Sciences, Cultural Influences
Chou, Pao-Nan; Chen, Wei-Fan – Educational Technology, 2009
The number of international students who take online courses in the U.S. is growing, and consequently a need exists to understand how these online minority groups learn in Western-designed online educational settings. This article proposes applying a concept of acculturation into online teaching practice to allow examination of international…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Graduate Students
Johnson, Tristan E.; Khalil, Mohammed K.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed. – Educational Technology, 2008
Working in teams is an important aspect of learning in various educational settings. Although education has embraced instructional strategies that use multiple learners to facilitate learning, the benefits of team-based learning need to be substantiated. There are limited efforts to evaluate the efficacy of learning processes associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teamwork, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
Zhu, Chang – Educational Technology, 2008
Contrary to the long-running controversy as to whether learning is a transmission or a constructive process, this article stresses that the (e-)learning process is both a transmission process from the instructor to the learner and a knowledge construction process of the learner. However, the use of interactive technologies in e-learning needs to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Learning Processes
Koh, Thiam Seng; Huang, David; Lim, Kenneth Y. T.; Chen, Victor; Hung, David – Educational Technology, 2008
This article provides an overview of research in the Learning Sciences from a Design Research perspective, as it has been framed in Singapore by the National Institute of Education (NIE). The initial research agenda is considered in the light of challenges and the subsequent re-casting of objectives, based on the working out of a tripartite…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Sciences, Learning Processes
Winn, William – Educational Technology, 2003
Explores what a return to a more theory-based scientific approach to education might mean for the study and practice of educational technology. Topics include science, technology, and constructivism; knowledge construction; how to deal with complexity; and roles of educational technology, including creating virtual learning environments and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Technology, Learning Processes, Virtual Classrooms
Collins, Mauri P.; Berge, Zane L. – Educational Technology, 2003
Presents an instructional design framework that stresses the alignment of learning outcomes, learning activities, and evaluation and feedback. Focuses on student learning rather than instructional input; encourages faculty development to enable them to design their own courses; considers course resources, practice activities, and interaction; and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Feedback, Higher Education
Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2003
Discussion of the use of information and communication technologies to support educational processes focuses on electronic learning systems and problems related to the management of the complexity of these systems. Presents electronic learning models and discusses the need for specific research about their organizational development. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Learning Processes, Models
Hopper, Keith B. – Educational Technology, 2003
Discusses online course design in higher education and cautions against blindly accepting constructivist and collaborative learning strategies. Explains many of the problems associated with these strategies, including the use of technology; considers social change; and describes groupthink and its influence in online courses. (LRW)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies
Bernardez, Mariano – Educational Technology, 2003
Discusses corporate electronic learning and describes three different operative and business paradigms: electronic training, that replaces face-to-face interaction and reduces costs; electronic learning, that measures learning outcomes and considers technological barriers, learning to learn online, and installing an online culture; and electronic…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Industrial Training, Learning Processes, Online Courses
Gill, Stephen J. – Educational Technology, 2003
Considers whether electronic learning can be effective for performance improvement in business. Topics include the prevalence of online instruction; electronic learning as one tool among many effective ones; different ways of learning; cost effectiveness; reasons to invest in electronic learning; and assessing learning needs. (LRW)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Industrial Training, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes
Spitzer, Dean R. – Educational Technology, 2003
Discusses issues related to training and performance improvement, including practice required for skill learning; knowledge versus skills; core skills; competence; learning to learn; team orientation; enabling business results; interpersonal and conceptual skills; timing; focusing on priorities; organizational learning and management…
Descriptors: Competence, Industrial Training, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Processes
Hung, David; Chen, Der-Thanq – Educational Technology, 2002
Discusses learning within the context of communities of practice, analyzes Internet-based communities to discover why some online communities thrive and why members are motivated to participate in them, distinguishes quasi-communities from communities, and suggests future directions. (LRW)
Descriptors: Community, Futures (of Society), Internet, Learning Processes
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