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ERIC Number: ED453708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-7
Pages: 6
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Web-Based Instruction: Theoretical Differences in Treatment of Subject Matter.
Ludwig, Brooke
Views of learning and teaching have a direct relationship to the treatment of subject matter in online instruction. Two instructional theories, Elaboration Theory and Cognitive Flexibility Theory, are discussed in the context of online learning. Elaboration Theory (C. Reigeluth) is primarily concerned with the organization of course materials. The theory prescribes sequencing conceptual, procedural, and theoretical content from the most basic to the more complex. Cognitive Flexibility Theory is a case-based theory of instruction intended for use with complex and ill-structured knowledge domains. A central assertion is that advanced learning involves the development of flexible representations of knowledge that will help promote deep conceptual understanding and the ability to use knowledge adaptively. The theory was intended to support interactive technology, including hypertext and Web-based instruction. Research has demonstrated the usefulness of these two approaches. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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