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Gardner, Joel; Jeon, Tae – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Merrill proposes First Principles of Instruction, including a problem- or task-centered strategy for designing instruction. However, when the tasks or problems are ill-defined or complex, task-centered instruction can be difficult to design. We describe an online task-centered training at a land-grant university designed to train employees to use…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Grant Universities, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design
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Rizopoulos, Lisa Anne; McCarthy, Peter – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Online dialogic communities have become a ubiquitous tool that transforms student learning and course delivery. Threaded Discussions extend classroom learning by providing an asynchronous method of communication for the exchange of meaningful ideas that promote critical thinking and develop thoughtful reflective learning. Threaded Discussions…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Discussion Groups, Best Practices