ERIC Number: ED396734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Telematics for Higher Order Learning: Challenges and Opportunities.
A recent initiative by the Education Department of Western Australia is seeking to extend the use of telematics (audiographic teleconferencing) for delivery of educational services to gifted and talented students in rural and remote areas. The aim of the project is to extend and apply innovative approaches to teaching via audiographics, and to foster higher order learning in the students by linking them with other students in metropolitan and rural areas. This paper outlines an action research approach to developing a teaching-learning framework for application of telematics to learning environments seeking to promote higher order cognition. The limitations of telematics environments are noted along with the didactic teaching style adopted by many teachers as they try to accommodate their instruction to the medium. Challenges and opportunities that higher order learning presents to the telematics teacher are discussed. An instructional design framework for telematics teaching that orchestrates interactions leading to higher order learning is then described. The three dimensions of this framework focus on the role of the teacher in the learning process; the role of the student; and teaching strategies. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audiographics; Australia (Western Australia); Telematics
Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931.