ERIC Number: ED466132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Constructivist Instructional Design and Development of a Networked Learning Skills (NICLS) Module for Continuing Professional Education Distance Learning.
Nunes, J. M. Baptista; McPherson, M.; Rico, M.
This paper proposes an instructional systems design (ISD) approach for the design and development of a basic Networked Information and Communication Literacy Skills (NICLS) module. It concentrates on the design and development of a NICLS core skills pre-module for the Master of Arts in Information Technology Management (MA ITM) program at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). The course is entirely a distance learning program and course participants are professionals in the Information Technology (IT) sector. The need for such courses as pre-modules for online distance education programs for professional adults is presented and discussed. Furthermore, and as a part of the design process, the paper discusses and defines information and communication literacy and its main aspects. The curriculum is designed using an experiential learning approach and the resulting Web-based educational approach is presented and described. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Constructivism (Learning), Continuing Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Networks, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Online Systems, Professional Education, Web Based Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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