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ERIC Number: ED433047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 6
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Using the World Wide Web To Create a Learner-Centered Classroom.
Dinchak, Marla
This presentation aims to explain the practical application of the World Wide Web as a primary tool for creating a learner-centered classroom. Based on Terry O'Banion's book, A Learning College for the 21st Century, a model that places learning and the learner first is proposed. Six key principles are explained and are utilized as the guiding assumptions in Maricopa Community Colleges' learner-centered paradigm. The six key elements of the learning classroom are as follows: (1) The learning classroom creates substantive change in individual learners; (2) The learning classroom engages learners as full partners in the learning process; (3) The learning classroom creates and offers as many options for learning as possible; (4) The learning classroom assists learners to form and participate in collaborative learning activities; (5) The learning classroom defines the roles of learning facilitators by the needs of the learners; and (6) The learning classroom and its learning facilitators succeed only when improved and expanded learning can be documented for its readers. In this paper, the concept of a learner-centered paradigm is specifically applied in a freshman composition classroom by primarily using the World Wide Web. Student-created websites are employed as interactive learning tools. These websites assist in academic writing and publications, connecting with classmates and others, and practical learning skills. Some benefits from such technology include allowing for active participation and collaboration, and providing immediate feedback. (JJL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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